Course Curriculum

    1. Welcome

    2. Introduction

    3. Download: Anti-Racism Guide

    1. Video: The Ideology of Oppression & The Cannabis Connection

    2. Quiz: The Ideology of Oppression & The Cannabis Connection

    1. Video: Institutions of Oppression

    2. Quiz: Institutions of Oppression

    1. Video: The Space Between Us

    2. Quiz: The Space Between Us: Interpersonal Oppression

    1. Video: Internalized Oppression

    2. Quiz: The War Within

    1. Video: The Cannabis Connection

    2. Quiz: The Cannabis Connection

Anti-Racism Modules

  • $75.00
  • 5 Virtual Modules + Quizzes
  • Asynchronous learning designed for any size group

Live Antiracism Training

Cannabis specific Anti-Racism Training is a first step towards building an anti-racist cannabis industry. Our training is built upon understanding the 4 I’s of Oppression and understanding how to leverage the cannabis industry for systems change.

Live Antiracism Training

Create company-wide buy-in and shape strategy as it relates to your anti-racism and Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) journey.

  • 3 hour session for 15 - 20 team members, conducted via zoom

  • Includes an HR workshop at the end of the training

  • CDG Members receive discounted access

Our Team

Kelly Perez


Kelly Perez, MSW is the co-CEO/founder of Cannabis Doing Good (formerly kindColorado) and the co-founder of the Cannabis Impact Fund. Trademarked, Cannabis Social Responsibility (CSR), puts into action, purpose-driven cannabis partnerships to support racial equity/justice, positive community impact, and environmental sustainability. CSR helps to shift the cannabis narrative from the War on Drugs to a cultural sea change where opportunities are racially equitable, policy is just, communities' benefit, and cannabis is a model of circular economics. She believes every cannabis company has the power to receive measurable ROI in the process of doing the right thing; purpose driven consumers vote with their dollars. Cannabis Impact Fund (501c3) brings a cannabis presence, and financial resources, to national anti-racism efforts, and supports homegrown cannabis racial justice efforts.

Courtney Mathis


Courtney is CEO/co-founder of Cannabis Doing Good(CDG) and co-founder of the Cannabis Impact Fund (CIF). She has 10 experience in cannabis where her primary focus has been to create a purpose-driven industry committed to community benefit and racial justice. She specializes in building social responsibility programs through CDG’s trademarked Cannabis Social Responsibility® framework as well as social equity programs for cannabis businesses and policy creators. Most recently her work has focused on stewarding anti-racism/DEI best business practices for her cannabis clients and building legacy CSR programs for companies across the country. Most recently, Courtney and her partners co-founded the Cannabis Impact Fund which is dedicated to raising money for 5 racial justice organizations across the country. Courtney and her partner Kelly Perez train, speak and advise on equitable policy initiatives across the US and Canada and proudly support strategic partners such as the Minority Cannabis Business Association, Women Grow, Marijuana Business Magazine, Minorities for Medical Marijuana, and Drug Policy Alliance. Their work has been featured in Forbes, ABC News, Marijuana Business Magazine, Marijuana Moment, The Nonprofit Quarterly, CBS Local, and many other cannabis-trade magazines. Additionally, they were featured in Green Entrepreneur as one of the top 100 cannabis companies in the country. When she isn’t working, she’s reading her favorite sci-fi or enjoying the mountains with her two young children and husband.

Demi Ford

Director of Client Services and Community Relations

Demi joined the Cannabis Doing Good team in early 2021 as Director of Client Services and Community Relations. She brings 10+ years of experience in community advocacy and business administration. Demi has studied under masters of Indigenous life ways and managed executive teams. She fuses her knowledge of decolonized community building with business strategy to help steward a cannabis sector that honors people, land, and the spirit of the plant.

Our Collaborators

Regan Byrd

Regan Byrd is an award-winning anti-oppression activist, speaker, and trainer who has trained dozens of organizations on anti-oppression and allyship, including the Colorado Mid-Wives Association, the Sierra Club, the Colorado Democratic Party, YWCA of Boulder County, and Denver Public Schools. Regan has served as the morning keynote speaker for the DU Women’s Conference in 2017, the afternoon keynote for the 2018 League of Women Voters annual conference, and morning MC for the Womxn’s March Denver 2019 march. She was also a trainer at the 2018 White Privilege Symposium in Denver. She has participated in various expert panels on topics ranging from transformative justice, to the history of police, to housing justice. Regan is also a seasoned nonprofit professional with over 13 years of experience in grassroots and social justice non-profit organizations, formerly working for the Arc of Jefferson County, 9to5 Colorado: National Association of Working Women, Hunger Free Colorado, and the Bell Policy Center. She previously served as office manager for the Colorado Nonprofit Development Center, and the Data and Systems Manager for the Bell Policy Center. Regan currently serves as treasurer of the board for the Colorado People’s Alliance and was formerly the co-chair of the board for 9to5 Colorado for 10 years, and a legacy board member with Women’s March Denver. Regan is a former commissioner on the Aurora Humans Rights Commission, and former board member for the youth mentorship non-profit “YESS Institute”. She is a graduate of the Transit Alliance’s Citizen Academy and Emerge Colorado, a training program for women running for office. She is a recent graduate of the Denver Metro Chamber’s “Impact Denver” leadership class of Spring 2018 and is a recent participant in the Chinook Fund’s 2020 Spring Giving Project.

Zoe Williams

Zoe has over ten years of experience as a community organizer in Denver and a community health advocate. They have 5 years of experience in curriculum creation, specifically in popular education, consensus facilitation, ethical communication and Train the Trainer models. Additionally, Zoe has six years of experience in development, fundraising, and member services.


“CDG's Anti-Racism program has completely evolved my personal and business decisions for the better. I never realized how culturally uneducated I have been and how much more I still have to learn. Thanks to this course, my team and I have become better humans and cannabis industry members. I highly suggest participating in their programs if you're serious about not only the future of the cannabis industry, but the future of humanity.”

Katie Burrell, PufCreativ

“The Anti-Racism program by Cannabis Doing Good opened my eyes to so much more than what I knew about racism. This program has enabled me and my team to grow personally, while also helping us become better professionals to serve the cannabis industry, our colleagues and everyone else around us. I'm grateful for the CDG team, their mission and their guidance. I highly recommend their programs to everyone. Positive change depends on all of us.”

Wesley Donahoe, The 9th Block