The Minority Cannabis Business Association Calls for an End to Funding Portland Police with Cannabis Revenue

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The Minority Cannabis Business Association Calls for an End to Funding Portland Police with Cannabis Revenue Primary Press Contact: Dr Rachel Knox 503 936 8801, rachel@doctorsknox.com Secondary Press Contact: Jason Ortiz, President 860 639 8101, jason@minoritycannabis.org   PORTLAND OREGON: The Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA), under the leadership and direction of Dr. Rachel Knox, calls on the city of Portland, OR …

Illinois Announces $31 Million In Marijuana Revenue-Funded Grants To Repair Drug War’s Harms

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Illinois is putting its marijuana money where its mouth is, announcing on Tuesday that $31.5 million in restorative justice grants are now available thanks to tax revenue derived from legal cannabis sales. Under the legalization bill that Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) signed last year, a Restore, Reinvest, and Renew (R3) program was established. It provides grant opportunities for “communities impacted …

Dank and Right: Five Organizations Advocating for Social Good in the Cannabis Industry

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Getting high on cannabis can relieve stress, pain and anxiety. It can abolish thoughts that keep you up at night and intensify feelings of pleasure—though the industry itself is far from euphoric. In fact, as legalization spreads from state to state, inequities and inequalities are growing more difficult to ignore. But myriad organizations are committed to fight for fairness when …

MCBA Statement of Solidarity with Protesters Fighting to End Police Brutality

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MCBA Statement of Solidarity with Protesters Fighting to End Police Brutality The Minority Cannabis Business Association stands in solidarity with the movement to end the racist murders of black and brown people at the hands of the police. Many of our members have experienced direct negative and dangerous interactions with police, the criminal justice system, and the power structures that perpetuate …

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

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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 to end cash only transactions …

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

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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) Emergency introduced the “Cannabis Small …

Best Practices for Cannabis Companies and Consumers During COVID-19

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In this time of national crisis, the cannabis industry has come together in continued commitment to ensuring the health and wellbeing of the public. Cannabis companies have donated personal protective equipment to first responders, hired workers laid off in other industries, and some businesses have even adapted some of their manufacturing capabilities to produce hand sanitizer. As this pandemic has …

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

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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 –  Advocates for equity in …