MCBA Midterm Election Recap: Mixed Bag for Marijuana Legalization

Precious Osage-Erese Uncategorized

This midterm election, marijuana legalization and drug policy were on the ballot for several states. Arkansas, Maryland, Missouri, North Dakota and South Dakota set forth ballot initiatives calling on voters to either legalize cannabis, decriminalize marijuana possession or launch a regulated market to license cannabis businesses.  Here’s a breakdown of Tuesday night’s results: Maryland Maryland voters passed Question 4 by …

MCBA to hold Cannabis Industry Phone Bank in support of Pennsylvania Senate Candidate John Fetterman

Precious Osage-Erese Uncategorized

The Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA) in partnership with All-In Pennsylvania, a coordinated campaign for PA Democrats and other industry trade groups, will hold a Cannabis Industry Phone Bank this Thursday, November 3 at 5:30pm ET in support of Senate candidate John Fetterman.  MCBA is calling on all cannabis industry employees, operators and supporters to join them on Thursday as …

SAFE Banking Town Hall: SAFE CAN’T WAIT

Precious Osage-Erese Uncategorized

#SAFECantWait campaign organizers to host a virtual town hall to discuss the importance of the SAFE Banking Act Advocacy organizations Marijuana Matters, Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA), Minorities for Medical Marijuana (M4MM), and Women Grow will host a virtual town hall on Tuesday, October 18th at 7:30pm EST to discuss the importance of passing the Secure and Fair Enforcement Act …

MCBA celebrates President Joe Biden’s announcement to pardon federal marijuana offenses and begin review to de-schedule

Precious Osage-Erese Uncategorized

The Minority Cannabis Business Association(MCBA) is proud to celebrate President Joe Biden’s announcement to pardon all federal offenses of simple marijuana possession–giving a second chance to thousands who were negatively impacted by the War on Drugs. In addition, President Biden has instructed his administration to begin reviewing how marijuana is scheduled under the federal law. “First off, we’d like to …

Member of the Month: Abaca

Precious Osage-Erese Uncategorized

The cannabis industry has been underserved, undervalued, and underbanked. At Abaca, we believe it deserves better. Our mission is to empower the cannabis community, securing wealth for the new generation of innovators and entrepreneurs. By revolutionizing access to banking and financial solutions, we enable the trailblazers advancing America’s fastest-growing industry to focus on what they do best – expanding access …

MCBA September Programming

Precious Osage-Erese Uncategorized

We have an exciting month of MCBA programming and events to share with you. We’re also gearing up for MJ Unpacked and MJBizCon where we hope to see many of you and showcase some of the cool activations we’ve been planning. Here’s what we’ve been cooking up and need your support! MCBA and Dutchie are proud to offer a FREE one-day …

Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA) Announce Partnership with Green Flower to Provide Members with Free Cannabis Training Courses

Precious Osage-Erese Uncategorized

Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA) is excited to announce a new partnership with Green Flower to provide members with free cannabis training courses to accelerate their opportunities in the cannabis industry. Green Flower is a comprehensive, on-demand training platform, built specifically for cannabis professionals, and is trusted by individuals, companies, governments, and higher education institutions who are driving the industry …

MCBA Applauds Senate Leaders on the Introduction of Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act and the New Language that Strengthened the Equity Provisions of the Bill

Precious Osage-Erese Uncategorized

Washington, D.C. – Today, Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY), and Senators Cory Booker (D-NY), and Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act (CAO Act), a bill that would end cannabis prohibition and lay the foundation for an equitable cannabis industry. The Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA) applauds  the Senators and their staff for this unprecedented undertaking. …

Minority Cannabis Business Association Statement on the Passing of the SAFE Banking Act as part of 2023 National Defense Authorization Act

Precious Osage-Erese Uncategorized

Washington, D.C. – The Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA) applauds the inclusion of the Secure and Fair Banking Act (SAFE) in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). MCBA and our members across the country will continue to impress upon Congressional leaders the urgent need to pass SAFE Banking before it’s too late. SAFE would not only address ongoing safety concerns …