In 2013, Mariah Dodson attended Virginia State University to begin pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. After one year, she enlisted into the United States Army and begun the fast track to learning what the true definition of professionalism and synergy were. After graduating basic training at the top of her class, the next phase was schooling for her assigned military job, 92A Logistics Specialist.
Fast forward to 2017 - Mariah and business partner, Vanessa Macias received both Medical Cannabis Cultivation and Manufacturing Licenses; making the duo the youngest license applicants in the state under their company, Dust To Diamonds Incorporated- currently the majority shareholder into the development of an eco-friendly, medical cannabis cultivation, manufacturing facility in California City, CA.
Dust To Diamonds promotes self-reliance through holistic health, self-empowerment, and true wellness awareness with CBD infused health and lifestyle products. Their shop offers many CBD clinical wellness products for those looking for a more harmonious nutritional routine, boasting topicals, capsules, droppers and natural essential oils.
Mariah and Vanessa ended 2016 with the commencement of a true dedication to philanthropy by launching community benefits company, United Herbalism- an organization focusing on holistic education, creating enriching experiences for individuals, families and communities. By December 2017, United Herbalism donated 1.5 million pounds of clothes internationally, as well as to local Los Angeles homeless missions.
United Herbalism continues to fulfill their mission by hosting quarterly “Day of Prosperity” events, where free haircuts, clothing, and many other resources are provided to families in Southern California communities. Arts, crafts, and empowerment seminars are provided as well. On a monthly basis the duo focuses on mind, body and soul wellness at the local senior centers and medical clinics.