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company memberships

This cause needs the financial support of established cannabis businesses to make measurable gains in the representation of minorities in the cannabis industry as business-owners, employees, and patients/ consumers.

company memberships

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MCBA believes we can offer tangible value to company members who are willing to give a game changing contribution that gives back to an industry we all love. Below are four sponsor levels and the benefits at each level.

benefits

Logo on website
Logo featured at start of every webinar
Discount sponsorship of MCBA general member events
One(1) advertisement in MCBA newsletter
One(1) MCBA webinar – topic cultivated in conjunction with MCBA to meet education needs of members
One(1) newsletter story – topic cultivated in conjunction with MCBA to meet education needs of members
Premier host of 1 MCBA member networking event
Executive featured in 1-minute mentor series

bronze

$1,000/yr

$100/month

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silver

$2,500/yr

$250/month

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gold

$5,000/yr

$500/month

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platinum

value-based partnership

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benefits

Logo on website
Logo featured at start of every webinar
Discount sponsorship of MCBA general member events
One(1) advertisement in MCBA newsletter
One(1) MCBA webinar – topic cultivated in conjunction with MCBA to meet education needs of members
One(1) newsletter story – topic cultivated in conjunction with MCBA to meet education needs of members
Premier host of 1 MCBA member networking event
Executive featured in 1-minute mentor series

bronze

$1,000/yr

$100/month

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silver

$2,500/yr

$250/month

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gold

$5,000/yr

$500/month

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platinum

value-based partnership

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copper partnership

For the budding entrepreneur in the early stages of their business who have yet to hire their first employees. Copper members will receive the same benefits as the BRONZE as well as leverage the educational series, 1-on-1 mentors, networking events and many opportunities MCBA's support network can provide.

$500/yr

$50/month

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copper partnership

For the budding entrepreneur in the early stages of their business who have yet to hire their first employees. Copper members will receive the same benefits as the BRONZE as well as leverage the educational series, 1-on-1 mentors, networking events and many opportunities MCBA's support network can provide.

$500/yr

$50/month

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bronze PARTNERSHIP

Logo on website
Logo featured at start of every webinar
Discount sponsorship of MCBA general member events
One(1) advertisement in MCBA newsletter
One(1) MCBA webinar – topic cultivated in conjunction with MCBA to meet education needs of members
One(1) newsletter story – topic cultivated in conjunction with MCBA to meet education needs of members
Premier host of 1 MCBA member networking event
Executive featured in 1-minute mentor series

$1,000/yr

$100/month

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silver PARTNERSHIP

Logo on website
Logo featured at start of every webinar
Discount sponsorship of MCBA general member events
One(1) advertisement in MCBA newsletter
One(1) MCBA webinar – topic cultivated in conjunction with MCBA to meet education needs of members
One(1) newsletter story – topic cultivated in conjunction with MCBA to meet education needs of members
Premier host of 1 MCBA member networking event
Executive featured in 1-minute mentor series

$2,500/yr

$250/month

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gold PARTNERSHIP

Logo on website
Logo featured at start of every webinar
Discount sponsorship of MCBA general member events
One(1) advertisement in MCBA newsletter
One(1) MCBA webinar – topic cultivated in conjunction with MCBA to meet education needs of members
One(1) newsletter story – topic cultivated in conjunction with MCBA to meet education needs of members
Premier host of 1 MCBA member networking event
Executive featured in 1-minute mentor series

$5,000/yr

$500/month

join now >

platinum PARTNERSHIP

Logo on website
Logo featured at start of every webinar
Discount sponsorship of MCBA general member events
One(1) advertisement in MCBA newsletter
One(1) MCBA webinar – topic cultivated in conjunction with MCBA to meet education needs of members
One(1) newsletter story – topic cultivated in conjunction with MCBA to meet education needs of members
Premier host of 1 MCBA member networking event
Executive featured in 1-minute mentor series

value-based partnership

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"WE NEED EACH AND EVERY ONE OF OUR MEMBERS TO MAKE THIS MOVEMENT POSSIBLE."

- Seth Adler, Founding Board Member

our partners

work with us

Without the support of cannabis businesses that believe in MCBA’s mission, we would not be able to help increase the minority presence in the cannabis industry. Please take some time to review this list and support local cannabis businesses that believe in equal access and economic empowerment for cannabis patients and the communities most affected by the war on drugs.

If you are interested in joining MCBA in this mission through company membership, please CONTACT US today.

platinum partner

Marley Natural™ is a premium product line crafted with awareness, authenticity, and a genuine respect for nature’s nourishing benefits. Our flower, accessories, and body care products are all responsibly sourced and integrity driven. Each of our offerings is a direct reflection of the Marley ethos that integrates nature’s goodness with a belief in the positive potential of herb. As agents of change, we promote positivity, connectivity, and personal transformation. And as believers in progress, we offer an exceptional lifestyle line that is inspired by Jamaica’s vibrant energy. We are proud to be the official Bob Marley cannabis brand.

platinum partner

Since 2010 Denver Relief Consulting’s mission has been to cultivate quality cannabis operations and progressive industry leaders committed to advancing best practices and the perception of the cannabis industry. Through the promotion of government collaboration, industry best practices, hyper-compliance, minority inclusion, environmental stewardship, and community integration, Denver Relief Consulting exists to further progressive, entrepreneurial advocacy in the pursuit of responsible cannabis policy reform. More so than any other consultants in the industry, the Denver Relief Consulting team has promoted the need to normalize the cannabis industry and to be stewards of its progress, as well as of the environment and the communities in which we operate.

platinum PARTNER

MJ Freeway is your solution to run a successful, compliant cannabis business. With our cannabis compliance software & professional consulting services, you can maximize your efficiency, saving time & money. Meet or exceed any State or Federal requirement for tracking cannabis with a clear chain of custody. Whether you are a cannabis cultivator, infused product producer, or operate a dispensary, you should have the tools to account for every gram & every dollar.

gold PARTNER

Simply Pure is a Denver edibles and cannabis cooking company, in addition to a medical dispensary, and now have included a recreational marijuana dispensary in 2014. Our owner-operators are veterans of our great military and the first black entrepreneurs in the marijuana industry in Colorado.

gold PARTNER

Cannabis Business Times is owned by GIE Media, based in Valley View, Ohio. CBT’s mission is to help accelerate the success of legal cannabis cultivators by providing actionable intelligence in all aspects of the business, from legislation, regulation and compliance news to analysis of industry trends, as well as expert advice on cultivation, marketing, financial topics, legal issues and more. CBT focuses strictly on the business of legal cannabis for medical and recreational use and aims to provide timely information—through its website, e-newsletter, mobile app, print magazine and annual cultivation conference—to help the reader make timely, informed decisions to help them run their businesses better and more profitably.

gold PARTNER

Green Rush Consulting was founded in 2011 with the goal of fostering the development of and providing high quality services to the cannabis industry. We believe that incorporating best business practices with a professional marketplace will ultimately improve the image of cannabis in society and provide greater access to quality medicine for patients.

gold PARTNER

Green Lion Partners is a Denver, CO based business strategy firm focused on early stage development in the regulated cannabis industry. Founded in January 2015 by Jeffrey M. Zucker and Michael Bologna, Green Lion works to ensure that a sustainable framework for the industry is being built by following ethical values and fostering an expectation of operational excellence. By founding or partnering with companies, their core focus is elevating the public perception of the industry while concurrently pushing it toward more sophisticated business processes. In addition to businesses, Green Lion supports the industry groups working tirelessly to create industry opportunity and more importantly, socially conscious legislation.

silver PARTNER

Saints Cloud™ is a vertically-integrated craft cannabis company in Portland, Oregon. Onsite cultivation (indoor and sun grown), processing, retail, lounge and R&D will take place all at one flagship location. Saints will provide premium Cannabis products at an amazing, integrated Cannabis campus.

silver PARTNER

Founded by two women activists in 2014, THC Staffing Group is a boutique recruiting firm for the legal marijuana industry. We care about diversity, inclusion, and economic empowerment. Contact us if you need help finding the right people. With our combined 25 years of experience in cannabis advocacy and business, we have developed a highly diverse pool of talent. Candidates who wish to be considered can upload their info at THCStaffingGroup.com/candidates. All of our services are free for candidates, and we donate ten percent of our gross revenue to nonprofits that share our values.

silver partner

New Cannabis Ventures is a news & information platform offered by NCV Media, LLC that highlights the most promising companies and influential investors in the cannabis industry. NCV is a cannabis-centric marketing & communications company.

silver partner

The Downtown Dispensary has been voted Best of Tucson two years in a row by the highest circulation local magazine, the Tucson Weekly.  The company is run by a first generation immigrant from India and also by a veteran who served in the United States Army.  We have been serving patients since August 2013 and will be opening our sister location, D2 Dispensary, in Fall 2017.  We prioritize patient safety and never use pesticides in our cultivation facility.  We lab test all our cannabis flower and extracts.

silver partner

Natural Selections is your go-to recreational marijuana dispensary in Northglenn (north of Denver). We assure our customers that they are provided with the highest quality cannabis strains and goods in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. Come check out our potent flower along with a wide variety of concentrates, edibles, pre-rolled joints, and much much more.

silver partner

Cannabis Trainers ™: Bringing 20+ Years of Training ExperienceMarijuana selling involves many risks. Failure to act responsibly and proactively could result in fines, imprisonment, and suspension of licenses, increased insurance costs, or getting shut down. Let’s avoid that!In 2013, responsible owners and employees began to attend our food safety classes. Shortly thereafter,  Cannabis Trainers™ was founded to create and deliver courses and educational solutions for the Marijuana Industry dedicated to compliance and professionalism. We’ve customized our courses with feedback from and collaboration with industry professionals, enforcement divisions, attorneys, insurance agents and the health department to ensure the information you receive contributes to moving our industry forward with the safe production and responsible consumption of cannabis.

silver partner

Gide is a public affairs firm that specializes in working with cannabis businesses and organizations across the vertical to create and execute winning public affairs strategies that positively influence outcomes for our clients.We combine traditional government relations with contemporary public interest and media campaigns to help our clients successfully grow and protect their businesses interests.

bronze partner

ReLeaf Health LLC is a group of minority cannabis professionals dedicated to providing wholesale products, services and technical innovations to recreational cannabis market. Our mission is to ReSearch the many ways cannabis can be used safely and responsibly, ReEducate the public to change the negative stigmas of cannabis thru community programs, and to provide ReLeaf to recreational cannabis consumers by providing a safe and consistent alternative to cannabis on the black market. We are able to achieve that by ensuring our cannabis products are free of pesticides and chemicals that can change the potency and health of the finished product. In addition to wholesale, we also provide transportation, consulting, and professional media services.

bronze partner

MarijuanaDoctors.com is a portal that connects patients with chronic ailments to doctors who are certified to recommend medical marijuana. Our portal not only gives patients direct access to physicians but also provides information on the changing landscape of medical marijuana legislation in their states. We provide listings of dispensaries where patients can get their medical marijuana recommendations and consult with experts that can help them determine the best products to treat their symptoms. We also provide research on common ailments treated using medical marijuana, information on understanding different strains of medical marijuana, answers to common questions about using medical marijuana, and more. We pride ourselves on putting medical marijuana patients first by providing the resources patients need to get the relief they deserve.

bronze partner

Canna Advisors has been building the cannabis industry through service, investment and advocacy since 2013. As the industry’s most trusted cannabis business consultancy, they guide entrepreneurs and startups entering the cannabis industry, as well as cannabis companies looking to grow and expand their existing businesses.

bronze partner

The Apothecarry Brands, Inc is a purveyor of luxury cannabis accouterment, providing high style and high quality goods designed with the cannabis connoisseur in mind. Our goal is to provide products that help make smoking easier, safer and more reliable than ever before, allowing our customers to get the best smoking experience possible. Our initial offering, the Apothecarry Case, is a sleek and sexy storage and humidor system designed to safely keep cannabis at its freshest, most optimum quality while providing luxury tools and humidity control for the discriminating connoisseur.  The wooden case features a secure key and combination lock and includes: 4 humidity controlled glass jars with re-writeable labels, 4 food grade silicon dab jars, one rolling tray, one 3 chamber grinder, one stainless steel dab stick, a storage nook for lighters and papers, and elastic straps to hold oil canisters upright and to hold pens, pipes and vaporizers.

bronze partner

Capital Cannabis Consulting is led by experienced attorney Troy F. Kaplan, Esq. MBA who has worked as a trusted advisor in the industry since 2008. The company has a national footprint advising sophisticated, compliance-focused clientele obtain, through application or acquisition, and maintain operational licenses, including winning over 50 highly competitive license awards for growers, processors and dispensaries in states like CA, DC, DE, HI, IL, MA, MD, NY, NV, PA and PR. As a natural result of this work, Kaplan is well-versed in virtually every cannabis program in the country and has hand-on experience working with state legislators, agency regulators and municipal officials charged with overseeing program development, implementation and enforcement.

bronze partner

Founded by Sean T. McAllister, McAllister Garfield, P.C., is a full service business law firm that focuses on the cannabis industry, including ancillary businesses. The firm handles a myriad of legal issues on behalf of its industry clients across the country, especially in Colorado, California, Florida, and Oregon. The Firm assists new businesses and investors with all transactional matters, including entity formation, financing, leasing, acquisitions, real estate, and providing advice on how to obtain licenses to lawfully operate.

bronze partner

Meadow builds dispensary software solutions for California’s cannabis industry, including Meadow Platform, a full software suite for dispensaries and delivery services; Meadow Directory, an on-demand cannabis delivery service connecting patients to local dispensaries; and MeadowMD, a telehealth service where patients can get a medical cannabis card with a licensed physician.

bronze partner

BCG Holdings, Inc. is a minority woman-owned cannabis public relations and public affairs firm in Washington, DC. BCG is the first cannabis business to become a DSLBD Certified Business Enterprise (CBE) in the District of Columbia. We work with our clients to build sustainable relationships with the community, stakeholders, government officials and the media. These elements are key to running respectable and profitable cannabis cultivators, dispensaries and other ancillary businesses.

bronze partner

Health for Life is committed to serving the medical marijuana community of Arizona. We believe deeply in the power of Cannabis and it is our mission to share that belief. We offer top of the line holistic medications as an alternative to prescription drugs. Our staff is made up of helpful, knowledgeable patients who are driven to help others. Expect a friendly atmosphere here at Health for Life and let us assist you with all your Cannabis needs. We are a State Licensed Dispensary located in Mesa AZ.

bronze PARTNER

Lauren Vazquez is the Fired Up Lawyer. She has worked for over a decade to end cannabis prohibition and advance alternatives to the failed war on drugs. In 2011, she launched her law practice providing advice and legal services to advocacy groups, collectives, cooperatives, vendors, and cultivators. Lauren is also on the faculty of Oaksterdam University and is the new National Deputy Director of Communications for the Marijuana Policy Project.

bronze PARTNER

At Honey Badger Sungrown, our highest priority is the cultivation of clean cannabis.  The future is sungrown!  Located on the beautiful Willamette Valley floor in Albany, Oregon, we are motivated with a passion for environmental preservation through sustainable agriculture.  We strongly believe that cannabis production should never come at the expense of human health and you can trust Honey Badger Sungrown will never use toxic chemical pesticides or synthetic fertilizers.

bronze PARTNER

Cultivated Industries produces cannabis of the highest order.  We combine decades of growing expertise with innovative new technology and practices to deliver you exceptional flower, oil and shatter, made in Portland, OR.

copper PARTNER

Hanging Gardens LLC is a vertically integrated provider of medical marijuana with a passion for providing accountable, sustainable, and effective medicine. We are on the leading edge of an exciting and challenging new medical industry. Our goal is to bring cutting edge technologies together with creative thinking to expand the possibilities of medical marijuana.

copper PARTNER

NatureTrak, LLC provides cannabis activity tracking, licensee verification, and product supply-chain track and trace, as required by medical marijuana and emerging adult-use regulatory standards in California and nationwide. A state of the art SaaS platform, custom built for the legalized cannabis industry - offering transparency, authentication, and eCommerce at every step from clone to counter.

copper PARTNER

Jane is the cannabis industry’s first complete online marketplace, providing consumers with a confident, safe and simple shopping experience. Users can browse local products in real-time, compare by price, proximity or popularity and place orders at local stores for free. Jane partners with dispensaries on a win-win basis; stores only pay for completed orders at a fraction of the price of other industry software. For more information, please visit us at www.iheartjane.com

copper PARTNER

Wyatt Legal & Consulting- A service disabled, combat veteran owned legal practice dedicated to passionately removing barriers between the law & the community: specializing in business development, cannabis policy/ law, special emphasis programming, government contracts, and civil rights. www.4blegal.com

copper PARTNER

Standard Farms is a Pennsylvanian-owned company comprised of professionals with extensive experience in the legal cannabis, pharmaceutical, agricultural, and finance industries. Standard Farms plans to build a facility to cultivate and process medical marijuana in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The Standard Farms facility will; employ both indoor warehouse and greenhouse technologies, be discreet in nature and go unnoticed by outside observers, and be held to the highest of security standards.