BALCA’S MISSION STATEMENT

Unique perspective

Bay Area Latino Cannabis Alliance “BALCA” is a volunteer run organization seeking to empower Latinos in cannabis. Latinos have contributed greatly to cannabis culture, doing much of the work forming the emerging industry. Whether it is the Latino entrepreneur struggling to get on the retail shelf, the Latino field worker who toils under the hot sun for minimal pay, the Latino budtender who helps hundreds of patients a day, we are building a voice that articulates these experiences and contributions made to cannabis. BALCA’s vision is to build up support for its five pillars; education, professional development, civil rights, business ownership, and cultural expression, as these are critical in developing a healthy cannabis industry and developing a strong voice for Latinos in cannabis.

COMING SOON…

CONNECTION THROUGH CANNABIS, HISTORY, & CULTURE

BALCA is publishing its first bilingual anthology, capturing all of our stories in one dynamic text. Please stay tuned for BALCA’s first book release!

100% VOLUNTEER LEADERSHIP

Meet Our Executive Directors!


BALCA Founder, Owner Operator Javier's Organics, & Budtender Education!
BALCA FOUNDER
JAVIER ARMAS

JAVIER ARMAS


BALCA Financial Director & First Female Latina License Holder in SF & Lifelong U.P. Member!
STIIIZY UNION SQUARE OWNER
CINDY DE LA VEGA

CINDY DE LA VEGA


BALCA Latin American Director and Owner Operator Colas Cannabis!
LATIN DIRECTOR
ALVARO PORTILLO

ALVARO PORTILLO


BALCA Development Director & Business Development
DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
LIZA SOSA

LIZA SOSA

BALCA Members

Partners
4Geeze
Native Humboldt
Mirayo
Sunset Connect
High Fidelity
Stiiizy Union Square
Basa
United Playaz
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