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

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…

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

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…

MCBA Statement of Solidarity with Protesters Fighting to End Police Brutality

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…

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,…