A Detroit native, Mary Pryor initially entered the cannabis space to find medicine for her mother who had multiple sclerosis. Soon thereafter, Pryor was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease and leaned into cannabis as a natural way to help treat her condition.
She moved from New York City to California for easier access to cannabis and was shocked to learn the legal cannabis industry was totally dominated by white men.
Never one to sit back, Pryor decided to act. In 2017, she cofounded Cannaclusive, a consulting agency and collective focused on inclusive marketing and business advocacy in the cannabis industry, with Tonya Rapley and Charlese Antoinette.
Pryor is on the board for The Parent Company Social Equity Ventures, a Curacannabis social equity effort and serves as an advisor and judge for Eaze Momentum Accelerator.
“I’m looking forward to seeing New York take its rightful place as an epicenter in the cannabis space,” Pryor said.
This story was originally published in the print edition of Cannabis Now.