Tahir Johnson

Founder and CEO of Simply Pure

Tahir Johnson is the Founder and CEO of Simply Pure Trenton NJ a recently licensed dispensary in Ewing, New Jersey and Director of Social Equity and Inclusion at the Marijuana Policy Project.

As the Director of Social Equity and Inclusion, Tahir advances MPP’s mission of achieving social justice for those impacted by cannabis prohibition. With a focus on licensing equity, he advises and develops educational resources for legislators, regulators, and other industry stakeholders.

Prior to joining MPP, Tahir was the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Manager at the National Cannabis Industry Association and worked as a financial advisor serving on the Diversity Council of Morgan Stanley before pursuing his passion to support the cannabis industry.

Tahir attended Howard University, where he majored in marketing and completed the Power and Influence for Positive Impact Certificate Program at Harvard Business School Online. He also holds a Marijuana Master Certificate from the Cannabis Training University and a certification in Indoor Horticulture from Oaksterdam University. Outside of work, he produces and hosts the podcast, Cannabis Diversity Report, and is a girl dad to three beautiful daughters.