Episode 123: Find Your Path – From Medical School Dropout To Cannabis CEO w/ Dasheeda Dawson

We are all on a journey to find our paths in lives, but what If I told you sometimes your path finds you?! The crazy journey you’re on right now will eventually make sense.There will be things in your life that you don’t understand when you’re experiencing it, but it all comes together. Meet Dasheeda Dawson (The WeedHead)  – an ivy-league trained cannabis executive, digital growth hacker and brand equity builder. She is a corporate-to-cannabis cross-over pioneer with a mission to legitimize, stabilize and diversify the rapidly growing cannabis industry.

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Dasheeda started her career journey in medical school – but 3.5 years in, decided it wasn’t for her and set off to forge a new path for herself in business. In 2016, Dasheeda officially traded in her career with Fortune 500 companies like Target and Victoria’s Secret to become a cannabis entrepreneur and industry thought leader. She is currently the Founder & President of MJM Strategy, a digital-focused strategic consulting firm. She recently became the Interim Executive Director for the New Jersey Cannabis Commission and also serves on as the Chief Strategy Officer for Minorities for Medical Marijuana.

In 2016, Dasheeda officially traded in her career with Fortune 500 companies like Target and Victoria’s Secret to become a cannabis entrepreneur and industry thought leader. She is currently the Founder & President of MJM Strategy, a digital-focused strategic consulting firm. She recently became the Interim Executive Director for the New Jersey Cannabis Commission and also serves on as the Chief Strategy Officer for Minorities for Medical Marijuana.

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ON THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:
– What inspired Dasheeda as a child
– Why Dasheeda dropped out of medical school after 3.5 years
– Medical and care disparities for persons of color
– Transitioning from medical student to entrepreneur
– What to do when your resume doesn’t add up to the job you want
– Why Dasheeda decided to go to business school
– Why Dasheeda decided to leave corporate America
– How Dasheeda got her start as an entrepreneur in the cannabis industry
– Debunking some common cannabis myths
– The future of marijuana legalization and more…

DASHEEDA DAWSON’S KEYS TO SUCCESS:
1. Integrity
2. Confidence
3. Team

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About Rana Campbell

Rana Campbell is the host of the Dreams In Drive Podcast and owner and founder of Dreams In Drive LLC. She is a marketing/branding expert that loves helping creatives & lifestyle entrepreneurs build brands that SHINE in the business world.

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