Kebra Smith–Bolden’s career journey spans over 22 years which began as a young CNA to LPN specializing in the area of Homecare with a passion for community to an exceedingly skillful RN who has always held the highest standard of care for her patients. Kebra leveraged her medical knowledge and decades of professional experience to create CannaHealthTM, the first and only Connecticut cannabis business owned by an African-American. CannaHealthTM is a division of The Healing Choice LLC and HK Smith Enterprises, LLC. Its innovative community based business model offers disadvantaged communities disproportionately impacted by the war on drugs education about medicinal cannabis, as well as safe and legal access through medical marijuana program evaluations. Referred to as the “Marijuana Guru in CT” by Hot 93.7’s Nancy Barrow, Kebra has taken the Cannabis Industry in Connecticut by force. She is a member of the Connecticut Coalition to Regulate Marijuana and organization that advocates for development within the industry, provides opportunities for diversified marketing, promotes safe and sensible regulations to protect the environment, safeguards public health and safety, and prevents youth marijuana use. In addition, Kebra is a member of The Minority Cannabis Business Association, whose mission is to create equal access and economic empowerment for Cannabis Businesses, their patients, and the communities most affected by the war on drugs.