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You’re invited to EON’s Celebration of Cannabis Equity Champions

Because you showed up and spoke out at our community regulatory review listening session, Cannabis Control Commissioners and staff showed up and listened. And they passed regulations that they — and you — should be proud of.

Now, it’s time to celebrate how far we’ve come! Please join me at EON’s Celebration of Equity Champions hosted by New Dia in Boston on Tuesday, December 19 at 6 PM.

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Join us to share your thoughts with Cannabis Control Commissioners and Staff on Tuesday, 7/6 at 1 PM

EON is excited to share with that Cannabis Control Commission Chair Shannon O’Brien, Executive Director Shawn Collins, and Commissioners Nurys Camargo, Ava Concepcion, Kimberly Roy, and Bruce Stebbins will join EON to listen in on our Virtual Community Regulatory Review Listening Session on Thursday, July 6 at 1 PM!

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Survey: What’s next for cannabis equity in Massachusetts?

What policy changes would make Massachusetts’ cannabis industry more accessible to people from communities most harmed by the war on drugs?

Please take a few minutes right now to fill out our 2023-2024 Legislative Agenda Policy Survey and help shape the future of our advocacy for years to come.

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Let’s Give Black this #GivingTuesday

Dear Friends, Equitable Opportunities Now! is a proudly Black- and woman-run nonprofit organization that’s been at the forefront of ensuring Black and Brown communities have a seat at the table […]

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Preview and join EON’s “Binder Full of Cannabis Equity Experts” (beta)

EON is compiling a “Binder Full of Cannabis Experts” that will offer appointing authorities like the Governor, Attorney General, & Treasurer a resource for a diverse range of experts on the cannabis industry and equity.

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Cannabis Social Equity Fund Policy What's Happening

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Apply to the Cannabis Social Equity Trust Fund Advisory Board!

The Equity Advisory Board will consult with the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development (“EOHED”) as EOHED administers the Cannabis Social Equity Trust Fund (the “Trust Fund”). A first of its kind, the Trust Fund was established to encourage the full participation in the state’s regulated marijuana industry of entrepreneurs from communities that have been disproportionately harmed by marijuana prohibition and enforcement (“ADI Communities”).

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Municipal Licensing Equity Policy What's Happening

Apply to be appointed to Mayor Michell Wu’s Boston Cannabis Board

The Boston City Council amended its cannabis ordinance to add two seats to the Boston Cannabis Board:

  • “One member with experience in urban planning or land use
  • “One member with experience in a leadership role within a neighborhood association in Boston

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Massachusetts needs YOU to get cannabis equity right

Thanks to years of advocacy, there are now an unprecedented number of opportunities for local community members to have a say in how we implement laws as well as getting them passed.

Please take a look at the opportunities below and consider applying or urging your friends, family, and colleagues to do so.

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You’re invited: EON’s Celebration of Cannabis Equity Champions, 6-8 p.m. on Tues. 10/25 at Black Market in Roxbury

It’s time to celebrate our victories, honor the amazing work of our allies and partners, and finally see each other in person again at EON’s Celebration of Cannabis Equity Champions Social Fundraiser on Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 6-8 p.m. at Black Market in Roxbury!

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CCC Accepting Applications for Next Executive Director until June 15

The Cannabis Control Commission has launched its search for a new executive director. Learn more and spread the word to encourage talented, diverse candidates to apply!

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Cannabis Control Commission Municipal Licensing Equity Policy What's Happening

EON suggests enhancements to Model Municipal Equity By-Law or Ordinance, applauds CCC public comment periods

In response to the Cannabis Control Commission’s call for public comments regarding its draft Model Municipal Equity By-Law or Ordinance, EON submitted the following public comment.

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CCC holds public comment period on Model Municipal Equity By-Law

The Cannabis Control Commission wants your feedback on its new Model Municipal Equity By-Law or Ordinance — and we want to hear from you too!

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Ask your Rep. to support cannabis equity in MA’s budget

Please take a few minutes right now to ask your State Representative to invest in creating equitable economic opportunity for communities harmed by the war on drugs. Here’s how:

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Make your voice heard at the voting booth today!

Polls are open until 8 p.m. and if you are in line at 8 p.m. you cannot be turned away. To find your polling location and view a sample ballot, please visit www.wheredoivotema.com.

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EON applauds CCC for Model HCA public comment period, advancing key deliverables, & increasing transparency on Ch. 180 implementation process

EON applauds Acting Chair Ava Concepcion, her fellow Commissioners, Director of Licensing Kyle Potvin, Esq., and the CCC staff for providing a two-week public comment period for the Model HCA that elicited 19-20 public comments that generated approximately 90 potential changes — and for advancing these key deliverables.

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Cannabis Equity Fund Grant Applications Due Before Midnight TONIGHT

As a reminder, the Executive Office of Economic Development (EOED) is accepting applications for the Immediate Needs Grant Program from cannabis social equity businesses that have at least a provisional license from the Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) until 11:59 PM TONIGHT (Thurs. 2/15).

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EON Launches New Municipal Cannabis Equity Licensing Resource

Is your city or town going to be compliant with new equitable cannabis licensing requirements by the May 1, 2024 deadline?

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CCC Equity Survey Deadline Extended Through Feb. — Make your voice heard now!

The Cannabis Control Commission (Commission)’s Equity Programming and Community Outreach (EPCO) department invites you to complete a brief questionnaire about our equity programming and initiatives in Massachusetts

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Equitable Opportunities Now Public Comments Regarding the CCC’s Model HCA

Equitable Opportunities Now submitted the comments below with these suggested red-lined edits to the Cannabis Control Commission in response to a call for public comments to their proposed draft Model […]