The Minority Cannabis Business Association’s Model State Adult-use Legislation (“Model State Legislation”) gives states, and by extension the public, guidance to implement cannabis policies to promote equity and community reinvestment after a decades-long war on drugs. It provides a comprehensive statutory framework for cannabis legalization with express provisions to
- remedy disparate burdens placed on communities of color in the enforcement of cannabis prohibition
- prevent future similar disparities
- encourage participation in the legal cannabis industry by communities of color
In addition to the Model State Legislation, MCBA members and leadership directly engage state lawmakers around the country on cannabis policy.
This model legislation is a collaborative project led by the Minority Cannabis Business Association in cooperation with participants from Students for Sensible Drug Policy, Cannabis Cultural Association, Drug Policy Alliance, Greenlining Institute, Law Enforcement Action Partnership, National Cannabis Festival, Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, Families for Justice as Healing, Denver Relief Consulting, and THC Staffing Group. Legal support was provided by the Law Office of Richard M. Juang, Wyatt Legal Consulting, Rachelle Yeung, Esq., Shaleen Title, Esq., Shabnam Malek, Esq., Thomas Silverstein, Esq., and the law firm of Vicente Sederberg, LLC. The generous support of Kayvan Khalatbari made this project possible.