Shanita Penny M.B.A. is a cannabis advocate, business professional, and entrepreneur with 17 years of experience helping world-class companies and startups solve complex issues and improve business performance. In 2015, Shanita took a leap of faith and founded Budding Solutions to change the perception of cannabis on a global scale. As an internationally recognized management consultant and certified Project Management Professional, she brings an essential skillset coupled with an immense passion for the cannabis industry.

Shanita has supported and coached cannabis advocates, business professionals, entrepreneurs, and policy-makers throughout the country to get results. She works with clients to create and grow compliant, successful cannabis businesses and empower them to positively impact the burgeoning cannabis industry and communities.

As the Washington, D.C. Publisher for Sensi Magazine, a City Lifestyle Magazine with a pro-cannabis stance dedicated to showcasing “the new normal” in the post-prohibition world, Shanita connects local business leaders and owners with the each other and the community. Sensi Magazine is currently in print in Denver/Boulder, Southern Colorado, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and Las Vegas.

Shanita serves as the President of the Minority Cannabis Business Association’s (MCBA) Board of Directors. The MCBA is the first non-profit organization created specifically to progress the cannabis industry by increasing diversity through the creation of equal access and economic empowerment for cannabis businesses, their patients, and the communities most affected by the war on drugs. She is also a member of The New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association’s (NJCIA) Board of Trustees, NJCIA is a nonprofit trade association dedicated to advancing the legalization of cannabis by promoting sensible policy, responsible development, and growth of a legalized cannabis-based economy.