Black History Month Spotlight: Tosin Ajayi

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Black History Month is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of African Americans and to reflect on the ongoing struggles for equality and justice. As we mark this special occasion, it’s important to recognize the impact that African Americans have had on the cannabis industry, and the role that the industry can play in advancing racial justice. MCBA celebrates Black …

Minority Cannabis Business Association Continues Growth in New Year; Announces 2023 Board of Directors

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  January 18, 2022  WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA), a nationwide trade association representing the interests of minority-owned businesses and their communities in the cannabis industry, has elected its new board of directors for 2023. Each member represents a diverse background of professions, perspectives and cultures of the growing cannabis market. This year’s group …

MCBA Introduces New Members of the Board of Directors

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The Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA), a nationwide trade association representing the interests of minority-owned businesses and their communities in the cannabis industry, has elected its new board of directors for 2023. Each member represents a diverse background of professions, perspectives and cultures of the growing cannabis market. This year’s group consists of stellar business owners, policy makers and accomplished …

Member of the Month: Higher Promos

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Higher Promos is a third-generation, woman-owned and family operated promotional products distributor. Since 1959, our parent company (founded in Oregon) has offered corporate businesses the ability to put their logo on anything. When cannabis became legal in Oregon in 2015, we noticed a lack of professional branded merchandise distributors serving the industry, so we founded the Higher Promos division. We …

Minority Cannabis Business Association Urges Immediate Action on SAFE In 2023

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After news broke that the SAFE Banking Act would not be included in the final omnibus spending package, Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA) Board President Kaliko Castille reacted with the following statement: “While we are disappointed that the Senate was unable to pass this critical piece of legislation before the end of this Congress, we remain hopeful that the work …

Member of the Month: Cannabiz Media

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Cannabiz Media manages the leading License Database of cannabis and hemp license holder data containing verified information on over 40,000 licensed cannabis and 30,000 licensed hemp operations across the United States, Canada, and numerous international markets. It was awarded 2022 Best Platform Design by Crains / Green Market Report! Cannabiz Media makes it easier to drive business development in the …

MCBA Midterm Election Recap: Mixed Bag for Marijuana Legalization

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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

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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

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#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 …