Rhavin Klein and Tyler Therapy attend Natural High Company's inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants" dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022.
Rhavin Klein and Tyler Therapy attend Natural High Company's inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants" dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed

In what they called a curated experience hosted by the Natural High Company, the inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of “Plants and Plates” dinner series was held in Hollywood on June 18, 2022.

The “Plants and Plates” dinner event celebrating Juneteenth brought together 10 Black Changemakers in Cannabis, according to the company who produced the event, Natural High Co.

“We want to celebrate our community, our culture,” said Natural High Company’s CEO Lori Lord.

“We want to celebrate underrepresented folks and marginalized folks in this industry and make sure that we can show up and take up space and create opportunities for those people,” Lord said.

“Tonight in particular we’re celebrating the monarchs of our right now, who’ve really making things happen and who’ve been trailblazing in the space,” Lord said.

To celebrate “Black legends and trailblazers in the industry,” the company’s founder Lori Lord assembled LA based leaders including Virgil Grant (California Cannabis), Kika Keith & Haquika Howze (Gorilla Rx Wellness), Shanel Lindsay (Ardent), Whitney Beatty & Ebony Andersen (Josephine & Billie’s), Shonitria Anthony (Bluntblowinmama), Corvain Cooper (40tons), Chris Ball (Ball Family Farms) and Shawn Credle (Pineapple Express).

An impressive list of BIPOC-affiliated sponosors helped make the event, including Select, Humo, SeaWeed, Maven, Beso Wellness, Drew Martin, Sonder, Mad Lilly, Kanha, Beastie Media House, Zenco Life, MyBudVase, Begin to Blossom, Designs by Her, Ardent, Front Row Travels, Greenish Vibez, My Bud Vase, Rich & Rose, Queen Mary, Grizzly Peak/Soulja Exoctics, Clade 9, Stone Road, Rove, Pilgrim Soul, King Palm, Blazy Susan, JTT Accessories, Bluntblowinmama, The Executive Sweet, Free My Weedman, Caasi Products, Tonic CBD, Caledonia Cannabis, Buena Botanicals, Blaqstar Farms, 93.Wellness, House of Tyne and Hemp Ice Factory.

Lord says that Natural High Co is based in Texas but orchestrates weed-related wellness events throughout the country.

“As a Black, woman-owned business, it is our desire to amplify the Black and Brown experience in the cannabis industry and drive the need to not only legalize marijuana, but legalize it right in emerging markets nationally,” the company’s statement said.

Rhavin Klein (64 and Hope), Megan Blackwell (Beso Wellness), Aja Allen (64 and Hope), Ebony Andersen (Josephine & Billies), Tyler Therapy, Tiana Woodruff (Queen Mary), Whitney Beatty (Josephine & Billies) attend Natural High Company's inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants" dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022.
Rhavin Klein (64 and Hope), Megan Blackwell (Beso Wellness), Aja Allen (64 and Hope), Ebony Andersen (Josephine & Billies), Tyler Therapy, Tiana Woodruff (Queen Mary), Whitney Beatty (Josephine & Billies) attend Natural High Company’s inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants” dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
Lori Lord, Susie Plasencia, Alycia Hightower attend Natural High Company's inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants" dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022.
Lori Lord, Susie Plasencia, Alycia Hightower attend Natural High Company’s inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants” dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
Alycia Highower and Lori Lord (Natural High Company) attend Natural High Company's inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants" dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022.
Alycia Highower and Lori Lord (Natural High Company) attend Natural High Company’s inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants” dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
Haquika Howze and Kika Keith (Gorilla RX Wellness) attend Natural High Company's inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants" dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022.
Haquika Howze and Kika Keith (Gorilla RX Wellness) attend Natural High Company’s inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants” dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
Corvain Cooper, Anthony Alegrete, Aja Allen, Loriel Alegrete attend Natural High Company's inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants" dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022.
Corvain Cooper, Anthony Alegrete, Aja Allen, Loriel Alegrete attend Natural High Company’s inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants” dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
Chris Ball and Stephanie Acevedo attend Natural High Company's inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants" dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022.
Chris Ball and Stephanie Acevedo attend Natural High Company’s inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants” dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
Ralina Shaw, Ebony Andersen, Aja Allen, Rhavin Klein attend Natural High Company's inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants" dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022.
Ralina Shaw, Ebony Andersen, Aja Allen, Rhavin Klein attend Natural High Company’s inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants” dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
Nicholas Mireles and Jordan Rock attend Natural High Company's inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants" dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022.
Nicholas Mireles and Jordan Rock attend Natural High Company’s inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants” dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
Whitney Beatty (Josephine and Billies/Apothecarry) and Shanel Lindsay (Ardent) attend Natural High Company's inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants" dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022.
Whitney Beatty (Josephine and Billies/Apothecarry) and Shanel Lindsay (Ardent) attend Natural High Company’s inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants” dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
Corvain Cooper (40tons), Virgil Grant (California Cannabis), Anthony Alegrete (40tons) attend Natural High Company's inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants" dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022.
Corvain Cooper (40tons), Virgil Grant (California Cannabis), Anthony Alegrete (40tons) attend Natural High Company’s inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants” dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
Sandra Aderigbe (Blaqstar Farms) attends Natural High Company's inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants" dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022.
Sandra Aderigbe (Blaqstar Farms) attends Natural High Company’s inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants” dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
Jordan Rock, Shonitria Anthony (Bluntblowinmama) and Shanel Lindsay attend Natural High Company's inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants" dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022.
Jordan Rock, Shonitria Anthony (Bluntblowinmama) and Shanel Lindsay attend Natural High Company’s inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants” dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
Mistah Cannabis and Cliff Marley attend Natural High Company's inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants" dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022.
Mistah Cannabis and Cliff Marley attend Natural High Company’s inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants” dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
Nicholas Mireles (Kanha), Shodel Waites (Grizzly Peak), Mistah Cannabis (Clade 9) attend Natural High Company's inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants" dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022.
Nicholas Mireles (Kanha), Shodel Waites (Grizzly Peak), Mistah Cannabis (Clade 9) attend Natural High Company’s inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants” dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
Cliff Marley (Gorilla RX Wellness) and Shodel Waites (Grizzly Peak) attend Natural High Company's inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants" dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022.
Cliff Marley (Gorilla RX Wellness) and Shodel Waites (Grizzly Peak) attend Natural High Company’s inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants” dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
Shawn Credle, Corvain Cooper and Barbara Sanchez attend Natural High Company's inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants" dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022.
Shawn Credle, Corvain Cooper and Barbara Sanchez attend Natural High Company’s inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants” dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
Erica Dickerson and Ashly Covarrubias attend Natural High Company's inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants" dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022.
Erica Dickerson and Ashly Covarrubias attend Natural High Company’s inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants” dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
Shawn Credle and Barbara Sanchez attend Natural High Company's inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants" dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022.
Shawn Credle and Barbara Sanchez attend Natural High Company’s inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants” dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
Ayanna Lawson (Front Row Travels) and Barbara Sanchez attend Natural High Company's inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants" dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022.
Ayanna Lawson (Front Row Travels) and Barbara Sanchez attend Natural High Company’s inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants” dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
Reggie Alston (Curaleaf) attends Natural High Company's inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants" dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022.
Reggie Alston (Curaleaf) attends Natural High Company’s inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants” dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
Rhavin Klein and Tyler Therapy attend Natural High Company's inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants" dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022.
Rhavin Klein and Tyler Therapy attend Natural High Company’s inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants” dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
Ashley Covarrubias and Shawn Credle
Ashley Covarrubias and Shawn Credle Shanel attend Natural High Company’s inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants” dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
Shanel Lindsay (Ardent) attends Natural High Company's inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants" dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022.
Shanel Lindsay (Ardent) attends Natural High Company’s inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants” dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
Susie Plascencia (HUMO), Erica Dickerson (Good Moms Bad Choices Podcast), Tyler Therapy, Ashley Covarrubias attend Natural High Company's inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants" dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022.
Susie Plascencia (HUMO), Erica Dickerson (Good Moms Bad Choices Podcast), Tyler Therapy, Ashley Covarrubias attend Natural High Company’s inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants” dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
Mistah Cannabis attends Natural High Company's inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants" dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022.
Mistah Cannabis attends Natural High Company’s inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants” dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
Respect my Region attends Natural High Company's inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants" dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022.
Respect my Region attends Natural High Company’s inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants” dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
Tyler Therapy and Ashley Covarrubias attend Natural High Company's inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants" dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022.
Tyler Therapy and Ashley Covarrubias attend Natural High Company’s inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants” dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
Chris Ball (Ball Family Farms) and Stephanie Acevedo attend Natural High Company's inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants" dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022.
Chris Ball (Ball Family Farms) and Stephanie Acevedo attend Natural High Company’s inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants” dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
Krystal Franklin attends Natural High Company's inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants" dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022.
Krystal Franklin attends Natural High Company’s inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants” dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
Tiana Woodruff and Loriel Alegrete (40tons) attend Natural High Company's inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants" dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022.
Tiana Woodruff and Loriel Alegrete (40tons) attend Natural High Company’s inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants” dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed
Rico Lamitte (Canavision), Mistah Cannabis (Clade9) attend Natural High Company's inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants" dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022.
Rico Lamitte (Canavision), Mistah Cannabis (Clade9) attend Natural High Company’s inaugural Juneteenth Emancipation Edition of the “Plates and Plants” dinner series honoring Black Changemakers in Cannabis, Hollywood, June 17th, 2022. Credit: Visit Hollyweed / Visit Hollyweed