Tea Pad is a professional-level networking group for the cannabis industry and the cannabis industry curious. Our mission is to break down barriers to entry and to empower people to participate in the cannabis industry. Tea Pad Baltimore launched May 9, 2019. Visit the Tea Pad Gallery.
The “tea pad” is part of a very rich history of cannabis (marijuana) in the African-American community in New York City and the jazz scene of the 1920’s and 30’s . During this time, the United States government launched an aggressive campaign of marijuana prohibition, which had catastrophic impact on black and brown communities for decades to come. Tea pads were convivial speakeasy style spaces where people of all racial and ethnic backgrounds could come together free from the violence of prohibition.
The black and brown communities have suffered the most under cannabis prohibition and the racially-disparate enforcement of the “war on drugs”. Tea Pad is change maker. Proceeds of all Tea Pad events fund the Tea Pad Scholarship for Black Entrepreneurship at Morgan State University (MSU). Scholarship funds will be distributed twice a year to a female student enrolled at MSU School of Business, providing her opportunity to learn skills necessary to become a leader, an innovator and an entrepreneur.
Save the Date: August 7, 2019
6 pm – 9 pm
Hotel Revival, Baltimore City
Speaker: Delegate Cheryl Glenn (District 45, Baltimore City)
“Live jazz, libabations, good eats & a convivial atmosphere is always enjoyed!”
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