Cimone Casson is an Insurance Agent in the Cannabis Space and the owner of Cannas Capital an insurance agency that focuses on the protection needs of cannabis and crafting brewing businesses. Cannas Capital produces tailor-made insurance portfolios for legal marijuana and craft beverage businesses to operate with the same peace of mind as other companies despite their unique risk. Insurance helps solidify the businesses’ structure and mitigate risk. With Cannas Capital, companies can find broad insurance protection including employee benefits, delivery fleets and crop and inventory.
After returning to Michigan after 20 years in Chicago, Cimone saw first-hand the lack of job opportunities, limited industries, and poverty that were extremely prominent in her hometown of Muskegon Heights. A personal experience brought her to cannabis. In 2010 her aunt was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and cannabis was one of the only remedies that helped her aunt manage the pain of cancer. Cimone began to examine the medical and economic benefits of the cannabis industry and how it impacts communities. She recognized that the cannabis industry provides an opportunity to build wealth and healing for anyone willing to learn and put forth the effort. Cannas Capital supports economic empowerment within the context of the cannabis industry.
In addition, to being a successful entrepreneur, she serves on the board of several Social and Racial Equity organizations both local, national, and international. Cimone is the National Director of Social Economics for Minorities for Medical Marijuana, the largest minority marijuana trade group in the nation. She also sits on the National Cannabis Industry Association Board of Risk Management and Insurance, to lobby affordable protection for Cannabis businesses. She is an ambassador of Ghana’s Hemp Initiative, helping citizens create ancillary businesses in Accra, and lastly serves as the Chairwoman for Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency (LARA’s MRA) Racial Equity Program’s Business Development Subcommittee, to create tangible pathways for social equity.
Cimone frequently speaks around the country on the importance of women and minorities venturing in the Green Rush via co-op crops, stocks, and other assets and its best practices.