National Brand Manager, Black Buddha Cannabis
Nicole Buffong is the National Brand Manager for Black Buddha Cannabis, a social impact-driven brand focused on creating best in class lifestyle and wellness products in partnership with cannabis operators in legalized states. Black Buddha Cannabis can now be found in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Nevada (coming soon). An entrepreneur, cannabis patient and advocate, Nicole is also National Community Program Director for Minorities for Medical Marijuana (M4MM), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides advocacy, education, training and outreach to underserved communities. She also is serving for the third year as a member of the Board of Directors for the Las Vegas-based Chamber of Cannabis, a 5o1(c)(6) non-profit organization designed to unite cannabis industry professionals who strive to build a more inclusive industry through strengthening commerce, improving justice, and positively impacting the community. She also volunteers as a member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Cannabis Health Equity and Medicine (ACHEM) a mutual benefit, professional medical association for BIPOC healthcare professionals and students active or interested in cannabinoid medicine and health equity. Nicole also launched the Georgia Chapter for Minorities for Medical Marijuana and was the acting Chapter president for the state of Nevada, bringing a diverse perspective to the new, and rapidly growing hemp and cannabis industry.