Announcing our New Communications Manager!

Precious Osage-Erese Uncategorized

Our team at MCBA is expanding and we’re thrilled to welcome Precious Osagie-Erese as our new communications manager!  Precious comes from a merged background of journalism, political communications and cannabis entrepreneurship. We’re beginning to take a more strategic path in alerting our members, advocates, lawmakers and industry stakeholders on the work that MCBA is doing to ensure equity remains at …

MCBA statement on Virginia Bill SB107 that eliminates Cannabis Equity Reinvestment Fund

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Last year, Virginia legalized cannabis with comprehensive equity provisions. This year, the new Republican-led government seeks  to reverse equity provisions starting with SB107 that would eliminate the Cannabis Equity Reinvestment Fund and steer 30% of the tax revenue to the general fund. The Fund would have: Supported persons, families, and communities historically and disproportionately targeted and affected by drug enforcement; …

Minority Cannabis Business Association Applauds House Leaders for Laying the Foundation for Equitable Cannabis Policy

Amber Littlejohn Announcements, Podcasts, Press Releases, Uncategorized

For Immediate Release November 4, 2020  Contact: Amber Littlejohn, Executive Director Amber@minoritycannabis.org, 202 769 9970 Jason Ortiz, Board President Jason@minoritycannabis.org, 860 639 8101   Minority Cannabis Business Association Applauds House Leaders for Laying the Foundation for Equitable Cannabis Policy   Today, the House of Representatives passed historic legislation that lays a foundation for equity and justice to serve as a …

The Minority Cannabis Business Association organizará un evento digital español centrado en América Latina y el comercio internacional de cannabis

Amber Littlejohn Announcements, Podcasts, Press Releases, Uncategorized

WASHINGTON – Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA) anuncia su primer evento de cannabis en español, la “Asamblea Internacional Cannábica”, que se celebrará digitalmente el 22 de septiembre de 2020. Es la primera de su tipo para una organización con sede en EE. UU. Esta conferencia reúne a una cohorte diversa de profesionales del cannabis, reguladores, activistas y líderes altamente calificados …

The Minority Cannabis Business Association to host first spanish language digital event focused on Latin America and International Cannabis Commerce

Amber Littlejohn Announcements, Podcasts, Press Releases, Uncategorized

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, August 13, 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 to host first spanish language digital event focused on Latin America and International Cannabis Commerce Asamblea Internacional Cannabica will focus on policy challenges and potential opportunities in Latin America   WASHINGTON –  In …

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

Amber Littlejohn Announcements, Podcasts, Press Releases, Uncategorized

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 …

MCBA Statement of Solidarity with Protesters Fighting to End Police Brutality

Amber Littlejohn Announcements, Press Releases, Uncategorized

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 …

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 …