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EDGAR CRUZ

President

With always envisioning creating a cannabis business when cannabis became legal, I attempted to focus on working for licensed operators in the space while also working within the banking industry. Understanding financial management & business development to my experience within the cannabis industry, I soon learned that minorities are being excluded from the industry at an alarming rate. 

 

I decided to educate myself on the War on Drugs and the true definition of Social Equity and understood that policy within cannabis laws need to include communities of color. So, I created Ekstrepe to assure space that these communities aren't left out of opportunities that can provide generational wealth to underdeveloped communities.

Realizing that focusing on policy is a strong passion I've mine, I now am taking 2 steps back and focusing my time and energy to ensure Ekstrepe is not just a cannabis brand, but a lifestyle brand with an obligation to give back to our communities of color.

SABAD

 

My main focus for Ekstrepe is ensuring our essence is carried through the intention we were founded on, the embodied instilled richness of transcendence.

 

The energy of life is ever changing, and the strive for an equal space continues that. I began my journey in the cannabis space in mind for the consumer and became inspired the moment I broke soil..broke leaf. The touch of the plant transpired a confounded destiny and I found myself in opportunities to capture its continuance. 

I've always captured life + nature, but the expansion became even more evident once I came on board with ekstrepe. Ekstrepe is a platform, and we intend to continue to provide a platform for others. Opening a safe space for the black + brown community to gain insight and inspiration through the peace the plant; aids our persistence to assail relentlessly in directing and navigating adversity + uplifting diversity within the industry.

The ability to intertwine femininity in a quintessential way within cannabis became natural but beyond that, a necessity. The empowerment, refuge and essence of the feminine spirit that brings nurturing life, worth, and and ocean of passion reflects onto Ekstrepe's purpose.

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