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…

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…

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…

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…