Raeven Duckett, co-founder of Community Gardens Delivery and Distribution, is a cannabis equity activist and leader within the industry. Community Gardens was the first equity business to be licensed by the State of California for adult use sales of cannabis, based on their participation in the revolutionary City of Oakland Cannabis Equity program. In her role at Community Gardens, Ms. Duckett leads overall business strategy, marketing, and brand development. Community Gardens Delivery believes in the medicinal benefits of the cannabis plant and works within the community to educate on and normalize cannabis. Community Gardens Distribution is focused on providing a path to retail for cannabis cultivation and manufacturing companies owned by underrepresented minorities.
Ms. Duckett is a strong proponent for equity within the cannabis industry and a leader within key activist groups. She works with Green Huddle, a free five-series workshop for equity applicants to learn about local equity laws and to put together the materials needed to apply for a cannabis license. In addition, Ms. Duckett works with the local political group, Oakland Citizens for Equity and Prosperity (O.C.E.P.), to ensure that Oakland's local communities benefit from the growth of the cannabis industry. Earlier, Ms. Duckett spent 7+ years in the public relations and digital marketing space, most notably working on the marketing teams of such companies as Mazda, Adobe, and Pandora.