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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 …

Member Spotlight: Dynamic Pharmaceutical Consulting

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Dr.  Melanie S. Weaver is the Founder and CEO of Dynamic Pharmaceutical Consulting, LLC. In 2003 she received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from University of Maryland, College Park. In 2007 she earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Howard University. Throughout her 15-year tenure as a Pharmacist she has worked as a clinical pharmacist in several hospitals, long …

Member Spotlight: House of Puff

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House of Puff makes it chic and easy to consume cannabis unapologetically, and leverages the power of culture and art as vehicles for social change. With expert curation, they work largely with women and BIPOC artists to translate high-culture aesthetics into products that elevate cannabis above any stigma. Women-owned and Latina-led, they also produce inclusive educational content that bridges the …

Advocacy Leaders launch #SAFE4Equity Campaign to Educate, Support Passage of the SAFE Banking Act 

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Washington, D.C. – Advocacy organizations Marijuana Matters, Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA), Minorities for Medical Marijuana (M4MM), and Women Grow to launch #SAFE4Equity, a campaign to inform cannabis operators, industry stakeholders, congressional leaders and the general public about the crucial need for the Secure and Fair Enforcement Act (SAFE Banking Act). SAFE Banking is included in the House-passed version of …