Minority Business Owners Applaud New Coronavirus Relief Package That Would End Restrictions on Access to Banking for Cannabis Businesses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Minority Business Owners Applaud New Coronavirus Relief Package That Would End Restrictions on Access to Banking for Cannabis Businesses  CONTACT: – Jason Ortiz, MCBA President, 860-639-8101  jason@minoritycannabis.org, – Amber Littlejohn, MCBA Senior Policy Advisor, 202-769-9970 Amber@minoritycannabis.org Washington D.C. – On May 13, the minority cannabis business community applauded House leadership for working…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MCBA applauds Reps. Blumenauer and Perlmutter for Fighting to Provide Access to COVID Relief Funds for Small Cannabis Businesses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MCBA applauds Reps. Blumenauer and Perlmutter for Fighting to Provide Access to COVID Relief Funds for Small Cannabis Businesses   CONTACT: – Jason Ortiz, MCBA President, 8606398101  jason@minoritycannabis.org, – Amber Littlejohn, MCBA Senior Policy Advisor, 202-769-9970 Amber@minoritycannabis.org   Washington D.C. – On April 23, Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Ed Perlmutter (D-CO)…

The Minority Cannabis Business Association Stands in Support of Bernie Sanders Comments on Marijuana Justice

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, February 27, 2020 Contact:  Jason Ortiz, President – jason@minoritycannabis.org (860) 639-8101 Kaliko Castille, Vice-President – kaliko@minoritycannabis.org (503) 753-5836   The Minority Cannabis Business Association Stands in Support of Bernie Sanders Comments on Marijuana Justice Senator Sanders touches on core parts of MCBAʻs mission with comments during CBS Presidential debate   WASHINGTON…

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…

MCBA announces new Board of Directors and 3 major events for 2019-2020 term

For immediate release: MCBA announces new Board of Directors and 3 major events for 2019-2020 term   Primary Press Contact: Jason Ortiz, President 860 639 8101, jason@minoritycannabis.org   Secondary Press Contact: Kaliko Castille, Vice President 503-753-5836, kalikocastille@gmail.com   WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA), the only nationwide trade association representing the interests…

MCBA applauds introduction of Small Business Administration bills spurred by recent MCBA congressional testimony

For immediate release: MCBA applauds introduction of Small Business Administration bills spurred by recent MCBA congressional testimony    Primary Press Contact: Shanita Penny, MCBA President 202-681-2889, shanita@minoritycannabis.org Secondary Press contact, Jason Ortiz MCBA Vice President 860-639-8101, jason@minoritycannabis.org   Washington D.C.- The Minority Cannabis Business Association celebrated a victory Friday, applauding Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez and others…

  For Immediate Release MCBA Determines that Los Angeles’ Social Equity Program Falls Short of Goals, Denver Colorado is Next as it Begins Social Equity Conversations Los Angeles, June 27, 2019 – Recently, the Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA) released findings from the Social Equity Report group commissioned in the city of Los Angeles in…