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NETA is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion, and to positively impact communities disproportionately affected by the war on drugs through high rates of arrest and incarceration. We believe that the people in our internal and external communities are the most valuable assets we have. The combined sum of our differences, experiences, creativity, self-expression and unique capabilities represents an integral part of not only the NETA culture, but also of our overall success.

NETA stands united in the fight for social justice and racial equality. We continue to believe that we are in this together as one human race today and every day. NETA stands against injustice and racism.

Your Green Package Ready to Start Delivery of Adult-Use Cannabis w/ NETA

Upon receiving final approval from the Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) today, Your Green Package (YGP), a majority women and minority owned social equity licensee, announced that YPG will begin its delivery service to customers’ homes in early July 2021, pending ‘commence operations’ sign-off from the CCC. YGP will partner with NETA to deliver our extensive variety of cannabis-based products to its adult customers.

For YGP, Christopher Fevry, 27, from Quincy, and his fiancée Lourdharry Pauyo, 27, from
Brockton, hold the titles of President and Chief of Staff, respectively. They are both founders of the company.

“We’ve always asked for an opportunity,” Jackson said. “The gesture means more than just the money ... it will help us build a business.”

NETA Security Equipment Grant Program

As part of NETA’s commitment to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion, and to positively impact communities disproportionately affected by the war on drugs through high rates of arrest and incarceration, we launched our 2020 Security Equipment Grant Program.

This program creates a fund to be used to provide financial support of up to $25,000 annually for the purposes of acquiring compliant and reliable physical security plans and equipment to certified Economic Empowerment and Social Equity Program Participants.

NETA's Employee Resource Group: [email protected]

[email protected] exists to create an inclusive environment where employees from all backgrounds, sexualities, and genders can gather and benefit from a shared passion for the LGBTQ+ community and the healing benefits of cannabis.

We are united with the efforts of employee resource groups across Parallel and support each other’s programs. Aligned with Parallel’s leadership and values, we are committed to advancing Parallel’s vision, mission, goals throughout all our businesses and brands.

Our culture is defined by our continual commitment to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion through our ongoing social equity efforts.

NETA partners with C3RN for the first-ever social equity training program

The Cannabis Community Care and Research Network (official social equity program vendor) held the first-ever in-dispensary skills training for social equity program participants earlier this month at NETA Brookline.

“We got into the cannabis delivery business to promote diversity in the cannabis space. We want to be a company that is owned by people of color, employ people of color, and ultimately be an example for the community and the industry," Chris Fevry.

NETA's Security Equipment Grant Winners

NETA is proud to have selected the winners of our first Security Equipment Grant Application. Jensen and Jackson Mejia, two twin brothers from Worcester, have qualified for the state’s social equity program. They plan to operate an adult use delivery license with a warehouse based in Uxbridge, MA. Additionally, Jensen and Jackson’s 28-year-old brother, Ardwin, will be joining the team when he returns from serving abroad for the U.S. Marines. “We won’t become rich, because we want to spread around the money to employees in the community, but this will be our entrance into the industry, to grow within it.”

CultivatED

NETA is a founding and participating member of CultivatED, the First in the Nation Jails to Jobs Program for the Cannabis Industry. This innovative public-private partnership provides fellows with a robust co-operative education program in the cannabis industry, free legal services, workforce preparedness training, and cannabis externships with livable wages and benefits.

We aim to create an inclusive, intersectional environment where members from every background, sexuality, and gender can benefit from and share a passion for the LGBTQ+ community.

NETA hosts virtual careers webinar

NETA’s Franklin dispensary will be open soon. Members of NETA and Parallel spoke on their experience, what it’s like to work in the cannabis industry, what hiring managers look for in All moderated by Cannaclusive.

BUSINESS
PARTNERS

As part of a comprehensive approach to achieving our diversity and inclusion goals and positively impacting the world around us, NETA has partnered with the following organizations. All sponsorships are made to enable our partners to continue and expand the work they do.


We are united with the efforts of employee resource groups across Parallel and support each other's programs. Aligned with Parallel's leadership and values, we are committed to advancing Parallel's vision, mission, goals throughout all our businesses and brands.

MUSE Foundation

The MUSE Foundation provides disabled adults the opportunity to have flexible, individualized music instruction, as the scaffolding for significant social interaction and community-building for this underserved population. NETA provides funding for scholarships to aid in annual MUSE program attendance for two adults.

Black Market

Black Market serves as Boston’s premiere space for underserved Makers, Artisans + Entrepreneurs who desire a shared, cooperative-style retail environment to build their business and take their revenue stream to new levels. Located in Dudley Square in Roxbury, Black Market celebrates diversity in many categories including: gender, age, educational attainment, religion, race, ethnicity and income. NETA has partnered with Black Market in the form of a sponsorship for a 6ft table for the 2019 Black Market Season. Additionally, NETA intends to host at least one job fair at the Black Market retail location.

Cannabis Community Care and Research Network

C3RN is a network of dedicated academics, cannabis industry, healthcare providers, consumers, and patients who aim to advance the science and research around medical and adult use cannabis. NETA has joined C3RN as a Silver Member, in addition to being a founding business partner in C3RN’s diversity scholarships which offer free event attendance to residents of disproportionately impacted communities.


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