Minorities for Medical Marijuana (M4MM)
With cannabis legislation making an abrupt u-turn in recent years, Roz McCarthy has jumped to the forefront of that burgeoning business by founding two important startups, Minorities for Medical Marijuana in 2016 and, more recently, Black Buddha Cannabis in 2021. Before her entrepreneurial ventures, McCarthy worked in management, marketing, and business development in the healthcare industry.
Why They Made the Worthy 100: M4MM’s mission is to be a non-profit outreach program with “social, political, healthcare and business aspects of the industry.” During her tenure as M4MM’s CEO, McCarthy has opened 25 state chapters, each looking to keep minorities educated on the opportunities and realities of the cannabis industry, especially it’s potential in healthcare. Her more recent venture, Black Buddha Cannabis, is a for-profit company selling proprietary CBD products emphasizing social consciousness and social impact through wellness.