Cassondra R. Parker-Adams also known as "Khadijah" in the cannabis industry is originally from Sugar Land, Texas and has been a full-time entrepreneur since December 12, 1997. Certified Signing Services, Inc specialized in notarizing a variety of commercial and residential real estate documents that closed outside of the Title Company, law office or mortgage companies. Ms. Adams has developed and trained a network of more than 10,000 notaries public nationwide during her career, and her database of clients included industry giants like Countrywide Mortgage, HSBC, JP Morgan Chase, Chase Bank, American Title, Integrated Real Estate, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Mooser & Freibert, PLLC; Mattingly & Ford Title Company, just to name a few.
When the real estate bubble burst in 2007-2008, Certified Signing Services was dissolved after 10 years of successfully operating in the real estate space. From 2008 to 2013, Ms. Adams co-owned and co-operated a chain of computer stores in Houston, Texas, but decided to sell them when Colorado legalized cannabis for recreational consumption. Not knowing how or where she fit in, Ms. Adams began networking in the community and at conferences and industry events; and then began speaking publicly. She was quickly introduced to and took an interest in the investment sector of the marijuana industry.
Ms. Adams began investing in cannabis related companies both privately and publicly held and by late November 2014, she and a business partner formed MIPR, LLC, a cannabis consulting and investor relations company located in Aurora, Colorado. She served as the founder and senior managing partner for 3-1/2 years and was responsible for consulting and connecting accredited investors to viable investment opportunities within the industry. MIPR, LLC and MIPR Holdings, LLC were acquired in June 2017 by C. E. Hutton, LLC (Denver, Colorado) where Ms. Adams now serves as the vice president and chief operating officer. Together, C. E. Hutton and Ms. Adams founded The GreenStreet Academy, an online educational platform that teaches the basics of investing in the marijuana industry.
Ms. Adams speaks publicly about investing in diversity as well as the issues surrounding the lack of diversity within the cannabis and hemp industries. She is passionate about re-educating the communities most affected by the “War on Drugs” with the truth about cannabis, how and why it became illegal and the economic benefits of positioning as business owners, or as investors early-on.
Ms. Adams sits on the board of the National Cannabis Chamber of Commerce (Denver Chapter); the Executive Committee of the Minority Business Council of the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) – turned over to Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA), C. E. Hutton, LLC and The GreenStreet Academy. She also sits on the Advisory Board of ezGreen.
Member of the MRMM, MCBA, NCCC, NCIA and a supporter of the Wounded Warriors Project