What is MCBA?

Founded in 2015, the Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA) is the largest national trade association dedicated to serving the needs of minority cannabis businesses and our communities. MCBA represents minority and allied cannabis businesses, aspiring entrepreneurs, and supporters who share a vision of an equitable, just, and responsible cannabis industry. Our mission is carried out by a 15-member Board of Directors comprised of diverse industry veterans, medical and legal professionals, advocates, and community leaders.

What is MCBA?

Founded in 2015, the Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA) is the largest national trade association dedicated to serving the needs of minority cannabis businesses and our communities. MCBA represents minority and allied cannabis businesses, aspiring entrepreneurs, and supporters who share a vision of an equitable, just, and responsible cannabis industry. Our mission is carried out by a 15-member Board of Directors comprised of diverse industry veterans, medical and legal professionals, advocates, and community leaders.
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Featured Members

Featured Members

Membership Types

MCBA believes we can offer tangible value to company members and individuals alike through targeted networking, education and discounts.

Membership Types

MCBA believes we can offer tangible value to company members and individuals alike through targeted networking, education and discounts.
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Individual Membership

Providing our members with information, education, and connections to other cannabis professionals and financial resources is a core component of fulfilling our mission. MCBA believes that all of our members – individual and company alike – should net tangible value from their membership.
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Corporate Membership

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

MCBA is proud to feature our member of the month.

Member of the Month

MCBA is proud to feature our member of the month.
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Abaca

Abaca is a financial technology company that provides FDIC-insured banking, payments, and treasury management to cannabis businesses in partnership with sponsor banks. Our online portal allows users to access all their banking services behind one easy login to save time, reduce costs, increase security, and remain compliant. Currently we have customers across 14 states, and we are continuing to expand nationwide. To date, we’ve processed more than $3 billion in compliant cannabis transactions. Abaca created a Social Equity Grant Program, in which qualifying social equity applicants who are awarded cannabis business licenses under eligible programs can qualify for a waiver of their first two years’ of monthly account fees (up to a $12,000 value) for their banking services.

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“TOGETHER, WE ARE MORE POWERFUL. TOGETHER, WE WILL CREATE NOT ANOTHER INDUSTRY BUT A BETTER INDUSTRY.”

“TOGETHER, WE ARE MORE POWERFUL. TOGETHER, WE WILL CREATE NOT ANOTHER INDUSTRY BUT A BETTER INDUSTRY.”

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– Jesce Horton, MCBA Co-founder & CEO of Lowd

Our Focus Areas

The quality of being fair and impartial, equity of treatment.

Our Focus Areas

The quality of being fair and impartial, equity of treatment.
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Equitable Industry

Ensure the inclusion and success of minorities in the cannabis industry through equitable policy and equitable access to opportunities and resources.
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Equitable COMMUNITIES

Empower and support the communities most impacted by cannabis prohibition by promoting meaningful community reinvestment and corporate responsibility initiatives.
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Equitable ACCESS

Drive policy and education initiatives to increase access to safe and effective medicine and ensure the health and wellbeing of minority communities.
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Equitable JUSTICE

Promote policies that reduce arrests and imprisonment for non-violent cannabis offenses and restore basic rights of citizenship to individuals with non-violent cannabis offenses.