MCBA Think BIG Webinar June 18 2020

The war on cannabis has destroyed way too many lives. Think Big is a company that believes in the healing power of cannabis, and acknowledges the responsibility to fight for change. We can no longer stand idly by while our people struggle in the face of unjust marijuana laws and environmental policies that disproportionately target…

Minority Cannabis Business Association announces partnership with City Colleges of Chicago.

Primary Press Contact: Jason Ortiz, President 860 639 8101, jason@minoritycannabis.org Secondary Press Contact: Brandon Banks, Economic Empowerment Committee Chair brandonb@minoritycannabis.org (773) 220-5786   CHICAGO – The Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA) proudly announces it has been named to the Olive-Harvey College Cannabis Advisory Council. Olive-Harvey is part of the City Colleges of Chicago, the largest college…

Make No Mistake: Cannabis Equity Can’t Wait

In 2020, states with legal adult-use and medical cannabis laws are flooding with cash, from Nevada and Massachusetts to Illinois (which reportedly sold over $11 million-worth in a week); they’re also troublingly behind on quality, consumer access, and especially their social equity. As state leaders like New York Governor Andrew Cuomo prepare to launch new cannabis platforms of…

Minority Cannabis Business Association and Merida Capital Partners Announce Winners of Inclusive Industry Accelerator

$500K Investment to Help Growth of Five Minority-Owned Businesses in Cannabis and Hemp Industry; In Addition to Capital, i2 Accelerator Recipients to Receive Access to Mentorship, Training, Networks and Tools to Help Businesses Rapidly Scale NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Minority Cannabis Business Association (“MCBA”) and Merida Capital Partners (“Merida”) announced the winning recipients of investment through the Inclusive Industry (“i2”) Accelerator,…

MCBA, Merida Walking The Walk For Social Equity In Cannabis And Hemp

Access to capital remains the most important factor curbing the establishment, expansion and growth of minority-owned businesses, a recent report out of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency says. Now, this trends seems to be magnified and exacerbated in the cannabis and hemp sectors, where businesses already face enough hurdles when seeking capital from…