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

Amber Littlejohn Announcements, Press Releases, Uncategorized

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

Amber Littlejohn Announcements

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 …

Make No Mistake: Cannabis Equity Can’t Wait

Amber Littlejohn Announcements, Press Releases

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 their own, longtime industry and …

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

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$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, which will deploy $500K initially …

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

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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 traditional sources like banks. Trying …

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

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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 of minority-owned businesses and their …

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

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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 who introduced multiple bills to …

Amber Littlejohn Announcements, Press Releases, Uncategorized

  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 May of 2019. The case …