Kiana Hughes

Chicago NORML Board Member and Founder of Elevated Education, LLC

As a founding board member and Education Director for Chicago NORML, she created and facilitated cannabis industry training for people from disproportionately impacted communities in and around Chicago. In her current role as Deputy Director, she advocates for social equity in the cannabis industry, drafting legislation and campaign proposals and lobbying at the state and federal levels. She is well-respected member of the cannabis community who is often sought after to design and facilitate outreach initiatives that empower women and people of color to enter the cannabis industry and learn about the cannabis plant.

Kiana holds a master’s degree in Communications and Training and is a graduate of Oaksterdam University’s cannabis business program.

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