Black Cannabis Week 2023


Temple University’s Medical Education and Research Building
3500 North Broad Street | Philadelphia, PA.

9/21 – Cannabis Opportunities Conference Kick-Off Event

Time: 10:30 AM 

9/22 Policy Day-Cannabis Opportunities Conference

Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Kicking off Day 1 with a policy summit IN-PERSON with industry experts, politicians, and advocates.

What to expect: Panels+Pitch Contest +Vendors

9/23 Educational-Cannabis Opportunities Conference

Time: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Day 2 of the (IN-PERSON) Cannabis Opportunities Conference focusing on careers and education.

What to expect: Workshop+Panels+Expungement Clinic +MMJ Card HIGHERPOWER Movie Fest+Vendors + Wellness Row+resume support.

9/23 Legal Services and Expungements for PA

Time: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Legal and Expungement Services for eligible offenses in Pennsylvania. Support and private sessions are available for returning citizens.

What to expect: Legal support by PLSE throughout the day. Enjoying the conference is highly recommended. Your place will be held in line by the text message check-in system.

September 21, 2023

Cannabis Opportunities Conference Kick-Off Event

September 22, 2023

Policy Summit – Cannabis Opportunities Conference

2022 Cannabis Opportunities Conference

2022 Cannabis Policy Summit

2022 Cannabis Pardons Expungement Summit

2021 Cannabis Opportunities Conference

2018 Cannabis Opportunities Conference

Over 700 Gather for Philadelphia’s First Cannabis Opportunity Conference hosted by Senator Street & DACO

Cannabis Conference

PHILADELPHIA, PA − October 25, 2018 − ‘2018 Cannabis Conference: Seeking Higher Ground’  − PA Senator Sharif Street, 3rd District joined the Diasporic Alliance for Cannabis Opportunities (DACO) to host a two-day conference on the emerging opportunities in the Cannabis Industry for marginalized communities on Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th, 2018 at Temple University Medical School located at 3500 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140.

The event which drew over 700 participants in two days was hosted by The Diasporic Alliance for Cannabis Opportunities and opened with a  welcome address by Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and a message on Social Justice from US Senator Cory Booker. Senator Street and  DACO aims to open the dialogue for opportunities in education, wellness, social justice, policy, entrepreneurship and workforce development. A diverse group of exhibitors and speakers converged to offer a variety of programming including a job fair, legislative panel of past and pending cannabis reform, expungement clinic and more. 

Senator Street’s Opening Remarks


Mayor Kenney’s Opening Remarks


Vendors and Workshops


Education and Benefits


Reason for the Conference


Message from Senator Booker


Senator Street Remarks


Legislative Panel



Temple University

Medicine Education and Research Building // 3500 N. Broad Street //  Philadelphia, PA 19140

Temple University

Medicine Education and Research Building // 3500 N. Broad Street //  Philadelphia, PA 19140