On May 26th, 2021 join the Minority Cannabis Business Association for a 3-panel Federal Equity Policy Forum with minority business owners, activists, advocates, and community leaders as we discuss emerging policy issues and new approaches to equitable federal cannabis reform.
The panels topics include current minority cannabis businesses’ federal policy priorities, the intersection of industry and criminal justice reform, and new approaches to federal coalition building.
As we head towards the end of federal prohibition, it’s critical that minority businesses, our communities, and our needs are at the center of the conversation. Please join us and make your voice heard!
Introduction- the Federal Equity Landscape
Amber Littlejohn, Executive Director, MCBA
Brenden Chainey, Associate, K&L Gates
Panel 1- Economic Justice in Federal Cannabis Reform: Minority Cannabis Operators’ Federal Policy Priorities
Moderator: Margeaux Bruner– Perpetual Harvest, MCBA Board of Directors
Mario Guzman– Sherbinskis, MCBA Board of Directors
Kika Keith– Social Equity Activist, Gorilla Rx Wellness, MCBA Board of Directors
Seun Adedeji– Founder Elev8 Cannabis
Panel 2 – Federal Cannabis Equity: Driving Policy at the Intersection of Justice and Industry
Moderator: Lanese Martin- The Hood Incubator, Vice-chair- City of Oakland Cannabis Regulatory Commission.
Alphonso “Tucky” Blunt– Blunts + Moore
Roz McCarthy– Minorities for Medical Marijuana
Eliana Green– Root & Rebound
Panel 3 – A Tent or Table? Federal Coalition Building
Moderator: Amber Littlejohn, Executive Director, MCBA
Tahir Johnson– US Cannabis Council
Q&A- Moderator: Ru Johnson- Roux Black Consulting, MCBA Board of Directors
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