Dr. Hazel Dukes

State of Mind is extremely proud and honored to have Dr. Hazel Dukes at the helm of our social equity initiative, an important aspect of our mission.Dr. Hazel Dukes is President of the NAACP New York State Conference and a member of the NAACP National Board of Directors.

Her dedication to human rights and equality is exemplified by her role linking business, government and social causes. Dr. Dukes is an active and dynamic leader who is known for her unselfish and devoted track record for improving the quality of life in New York State.

“. . . if I can help somebody as I pass along; then my living shall not have been in vain.”

Dr. Hazel Dukes

Arva Rice

State of Mind is extremely proud and honored to have Arva Rice as co-chair of our social equity initiative.

Arva is President & CEO of the New York Urban League (NYUL) and organization that has a rich history and long legacy of service to New Yorkers. Today, the mission of the NYUL is to enable African Americans and other underserved communities to secure a first class education, economic self-reliance and equal respect of their civil rights through programs, services and advocacy.

Arva is a Commissioner for the NYC Equal Employment Practices Commission and Mayor DeBlasio’s Commission for Gender Equity. She is also a member of the Women’s Forum and Greater New York Chapter of The Links Incorporated. She is on the Board of Trustees of First Corinthians Baptist Church. In the past she has served on the Board of Directors of the Central Brooklyn Partnership(CBP) a non-profit dedicated to financial literacy and education in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

Diversity and inclusiveness are embedded in the DNA of State of Mind.

Social Programs with NHCC

Nonprofit created by progressive thought leaders in the cannabis business to address the current underrepresentation of U.S. Hispanics participating in the cannabis industry and help to demystify through educational programs the health and wellness power of cannabis to break down long held cultural taboos and beliefs

NHCC Website

State of Mind Cares

Through State of Mind Cares we intend to advance programs that aide and support people in the community. Notably a pay forward program run at the retail level where 100% of the funds will go to discounting the cost of medical cannabis.