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This Year’s New Orleans Mardi Gras Krewe Has A Cannabis Queen

One of the krewes in this year’s Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans will feature a cannabis businesswoman as their queen.

Mardi Gras is one of Louisiana’ most important events, without a doubt the state’s most defining experience. The Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans is a big draw for tourists and businesses, with different “krewes” having a spot in the parade, each with an amazing history and legacy.

This year, the Zulu Krewe, known for its well respected members and the fact that Louis Armstrong was their king in 1949, broke cannabis boundaries when they announced that the group’s queen this year is Dr. Chanda Macias.

Dr. Macias is the owner and general manager of the National Holistic Healing Center Medical Marijuana Dispensary (NHHC), located in Washington D.C. Her organization provides education and medical marijuana support for patients and caregivers all according to D.C.’s Department of Health.

This Year's New Orleans Mardi Gras Krewe Has A Cannabis Queen
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“It was interesting, it was about a culmination of our looks together but more importantly I think that we focused on our platform,” Dr. Marcias told WGNO TV. “So we did a lot of community service events. We did toys for tots, we had our baskets, we went to a lot of schools and helped with the children, encouraging them to go into different careers and so even though I love the clothes I think the message was bigger for me.”

The Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans will take place tomorrow, February 25.

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