Event: MCBA’s Federal Equity Policy Forum on May 26th


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 BrunerPerpetual Harvest, MCBA Board of Directors 


Mario GuzmanSherbinskis, MCBA Board of Directors 

Kika KeithSocial 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” BluntBlunts + Moore 

Roz McCarthyMinorities for Medical Marijuana 

Eliana GreenRoot & Rebound


Panel 3 – A Tent or Table? Federal Coalition Building  

Moderator: Amber Littlejohn, Executive Director, MCBA 


Shanita PennyBudding Solutions, Coalition for Cannabis Education, and Regulation 

Tahir JohnsonUS Cannabis Council 

Randal MeyerCannabis Freedom Alliance, US Cannabis Council 


Q&A- Moderator: Ru Johnson- Roux Black Consulting, MCBA Board of Directors 


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