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Gage Cannabis Announces Fourth Social Equity Grant Recipient, Midwest CannaNurses

November 3, 2022

Michigan Chronicle
Miss AJ Williams
Nov. 2, 2022

Gage Cannabis, subsidiary of TerrAscend Corp. and a leading high-quality cannabis brand and operator in Michigan, today announced its fourth social equity grant recipient, Midwest CannaNurses (“MCN”). MCN is a Detroit-based minority-owned holistic health and wellness education consulting company dedicated to health advocacy, education, and inclusion with a focus on cannabis as an alternative therapy.

“Midwest CannaNurses is extremely grateful to receive Gage’s generous grant, which will aid our mission to educate the community about cannabis as an alternative therapy for health and wellness,” said Biyyiah Lee, co-founder and chief executive officer of Midwest CannaNurses. “With this contribution, we will be able to provide professional development for nurses and allied health professionals and expand our community outreach efforts by holding more educational seminars for the public. We’re glad to see companies like Gage seeking opportunities to support organizations that uplift diverse communities, and this social equity grant will enable us to continue advocating for safe and informed cannabis use.”

Founded in 2020 by a group of licensed nurses who recognized their unique position and duty to normalize cannabis as medicine, Midwest CannaNurses has strived to close the current gap in the public’s knowledge through education efforts including their “Outgrow The Stigma” initiative. Across Michigan, MCN offers consulting services with a focus on cannabis as medicine, and provides education on topics such as dosing titration, safe consumption, routes of administration and Individualized CannaPlans.

“Gage and TerrAscend are proud to award our social equity grant to Midwest CannaNurses, a valuable organization focused on advocating for safe, effective cannabis use while demanding de-stigmatization and decriminalization in communities of color,” said Mike Finos, president and executive vice president of operations at Gage Cannabis. “Biyyiah and MCN are an exceptionally talented group of health experts providing education and resources to patients and medical professionals throughout Michigan. We look forward to supporting MCN as it continues to eliminate disparities of access and improve their patients’ quality of life for years to come.”

The grant recipient’s launch event, Midwest CannaNurses Presents: Let’s #OutgrowTheStigma: Health Care, Cannabis, and Metro Detroit, is free and open to the public and will be held on Nov. 3, 2022, at the Durfee Innovation Center (2470 Collingwood St).

AJ Williams, wellness educator, author, and managing editor for the Michigan Chronicle, will host and moderate an educational panel of industry leaders, including James Tate, city council president pro tem of the City of Detroit; Biyyiah Lee, co-founder and chief executive officer of Midwest CannaNurses; and a retail cannabis representative.

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