Dr. Chanda Macias, PhD, is a cannabis pioneer and multistate operator (MSO) who has spent years developing her knowledge of medical marijuana to have a positive impact on patient lives. 

She is the CEO of Ilera Holistic Healthcare, the medical marijuana cultivator and processor for the state of Louisiana; CEO of National Holistic™ Healing Center (NHHC), the leading medical marijuana dispensary in Washington DC; and Chairwoman of the Board of Managers and CEO for Women Grow, the global leader in connecting, educating, inspiring, and empowering the next generation of women leaders in the cannabis and hemp industry. 

Dr. Macias serves as co-Vice Chair of the National Cannabis Roundtable (NCR) Board, dedicated to promoting common sense federal legislation, tax equity, and financial services reform, as well as reigning Queen Zulu Select for Mardi Gras 2020 and 2021.