MCBA Welcomes the Reintroduction of the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act

Kaliko Castille Uncategorized

  MCBA Welcomes the Reintroduction of the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act with Optimism for Meaningful Reform  For Immediate Release: Wednesday May 1, 2024  Contact: Tahir Johnson at tahir@minoritycannabis.org Contact: Frederika Easley at frederika@minoritycannabis.org Washington, D.C. — Today, Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY), alongside Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Ron Wyden (D-OR), reintroduced the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act …

Introducing MCBA’s New Board Of Directors For 2024

Kaliko Castille Uncategorized

This blog was originally posted to Honeysuckle Magazine‘s website: The Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA) is one of the first organizations created specifically to progress the cannabis industry by increasing diversity. The MCBA’s mission is to create equal access and economic empowerment for cannabis businesses, their patients, and the communities most affected by the War on Drugs. Over the last few months, …

MCBA Board Elections: Lead the Charge for an Equitable Cannabis Industry

Kaliko Castille Uncategorized

MCBA Board Elections: Lead the Charge for an Equitable Cannabis Industry A Legacy of Leadership The Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA) has long been the leading policy voice for an equitable cannabis industry. Since our inception, we’ve advocated for inclusive policies and economic empowerment, not just as an organization but through the influence of our exceptional board members.  Many of …

SAFE(R) Banking Act Passes Out of Senate Committee

Kaliko Castille Uncategorized

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  September 27, 2023    MCBA Celebrates Historic Markup Hearing for the SAFE Banking Act in Senate Banking Committee, Urges Swift Passage   WASHINGTON D.C. –  The Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs held a successful markup hearing for the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act today where it was passed out of committee with …

Behind the Scenes of Creating the Equity Workshop Tour

Kaliko Castille Uncategorized

The following blog was written by Mike Lomuto, who has been doing all of the organizing behind the scenes for our upcoming Equity Workshop Tour. In this blog he explains more about how this event series came together and how we selected the cities we’ll be coming to next month:  In just a couple of weeks and throughout the month …

MCBA Lobby Days: A Pivotal Moment for Cannabis Equity and Policy Reform

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MCBA Lobby Days: A Pivotal Moment for Cannabis Equity and Policy Reform Save the Date: November 15th & 16th, 2023 in Washington D.C. For the first time since 2019, the Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA) is thrilled to announce the return of our highly anticipated Lobby Days. This critical event provides an unparalleled opportunity for MCBA members to directly engage …

MCBA’s Equity Workshop Tour: Empowering Social Equity Applicants and Operators in the Cannabis Industry

Kaliko Castille Uncategorized

The Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA) is thrilled to announce our upcoming Equity Workshop Tour (EWT), designed to empower social equity applicants and operators in the Cannabis industry. We’re setting out to visit 10 cities this October, each filled with an agenda aimed at fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in the cannabis sector. About the Equity Workshop Tour (EWT) The …

Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA) Thanks Senate Banking Committee For Efforts Towards Equitable Banking Access, Urges Further Action

Precious Osage-Erese Uncategorized

Inclusion of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) has been a major priority for MCBA over the last several years WASHINGTON D.C. – The Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA) welcomes the progress made in today’s Senate Banking Committee hearing, “Examining Cannabis Banking Challenges of Small Businesses and Workers.” As an organization dedicated to promoting equity and inclusion in the cannabis industry, …

MCBA Applauds Senate Banking Committee for taking up SAFE Banking Act in Key Hearing, Urges Prioritizing Minority Operators

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Washington D.C. – The Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA) applauds Chairman Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Ranking Member Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and the members of the Senate Banking Committee as they prepare to hold a hearing titled “Examining Cannabis Banking Challenges of Small Businesses and Workers” to discuss the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act and the safeguards …