Tahir Johnson is the host of The Cannabis Diversity Report Podcast. This collection of podcast episodes from Summer 2020 through February 2021 features cannabis industry operators, advocates, and allies discussing issues related to social equity and highlights of their experiences, challenges, and success stories as minorities in the cannabis industry.
Before hosting the Cannabis Diversity Report Podast, Tahir was the Registration Manager and DEI Coordinator for the National Cannabis Industry Association. He was responsible for driving membership and expanding the organization’s presence across it’s national footprint.
Prior to joining NCIA, Tahir spent most of his career in Wealth Management and had clients that included corporate executives, entertainers, business owners, and other high-net-worth individuals. He began his career with Morgan Stanley where he served on the Diversity Council.
Passionate about cannabis, he left his career as a financial advisor and began working as a patient counselor and social media director at a local dispensary. Having started several ancillary businesses, along with his experience as part of a team that has applied for cultivation and processing licenses, he has a unique insight into the needs and challenges of business owners in the industry.
Tahir was born in Trenton, NJ and has resided in the Washington, D.C. area since attending Howard University, where he majored in Marketing.