Cannabis first captured Chanda Macias’ interest more than fifteen years ago. With a background in cancer research, particularly aggressive forms of breast cancer, and a Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology, she uncovered studies suggesting the incredible therapeutic potential of the cannabis plant. Marijuana was the ultimate therapy that people could implement. Research had been…

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In partnership with Ilera Holistic Healthcare, the university launched ALAFIA last week, hoping to help destigmatize cannabis. In partnership with Ilera Holistic Healthcare, a medical marijuana company in Pennsylvania, the university launched its hemp product line, ALAFIA, last week. The name means “inner peace” in the Yoruba language, according to the team behind the product.…

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Ilera Holistic Healthcare and Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Baton Rouge have partnered to produce their own CBD line. Dr. Chanda is the CEO of Ilera Holistic and spoke with Forbes about the recent announcement. The Southern University and A&M College, the largest historically black university in Louisiana, serving African-American students since…

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Dr. Chanda is honored to have been featured in Marie Claire magazine for their article, “15 Women to Watch in the CBD Industry.” She joins other female doctors, scientists, venture capitalists, and marketing pros in the effort to promote the many benefits of CBD. In the article, Dr. Chanda touches on CBD’s impact on female…

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On August 20th, Dr. Chanda visited the New York Stock Exchange for a sit-down interview with Cheddar to discuss Women upcoming New York Fashion Week collaboration with Project Runway fashion designer, Korto Momolu. You can watch the video in its entirety hereto learn more about this event curated by women, for women!  Read the article here!

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The unregulated market does not provide the education, diversity, or consistency of strains and products necessary to provide individualized care. Marijuana is medicine. This plant-based treatment should be an accessible and affordable healthcare choice for all patients. Scientific data supports its use to treat specific ailments or conditions — research has shown, for example, that…

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