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Cannabis Social Equity Fund Municipal Licensing Equity Policy State Legislation What's Happening

Take Action for Social Equity in Massachusetts

Voters passed Question 4 with the promise of equitable pathways into the cannabis industry and community reinvestment into the communities most harmed by the war on drugs. Nearly six years […]

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Career & Opportunity Session Event What's Happening

See you at our Career & Opportunity Session on Wednesday, November 10 @ 6 p.m. EST📓

Please note that we are hosting an online session on WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 10 @6PM EST discussing current job opportunities in the Massachusetts Cannabis industry.

Some positions include…

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This cannabis CEO invented an ‘Easy Bake’ device for homemade edibles | TimeOut

“There’s no other industry that is so intrinsically connected to the criminalization of Black and Brown people,” Lindsay says. “… If there’s not equity baked into cannabis, what hope is there left for any kind of justice when it comes to the unfair treatment of people of color in America?”

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Shanel Lindsay: Advocate for change in the cannabis industry | The Spokesman-Review

In 2014, when medical marijuana was legalized in Massachusetts, Lindsay started her own law practice. In 2015 she started Ardent, and Equitable Opportunities Now, or EON, a non-profit that fights to preserve equity provisions in cannabis laws to create equal opportunities for businesses and those seeking cannabis licenses.

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Career & Opportunity Session Event What's Happening

📲 See you this evening at our virtual career session!

If you’ve been considering a job in the cannabis industry, please consider attending this virtual session…

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Equity advocates tired of waiting on marijuana delivery framework | State House News Service

“Despite the fact that we worked tirelessly for over five years, minority ownership is almost non-existent. So yes, we should be angry and offended when, as we’re starting to make small steps towards equity in these delivery licenses, that like clockwork the same corporate interests focused only on preserving their unearned monopoly come in to push back on equity and to crush us.”

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Cannabis Social Equity Fund Municipal Licensing Equity Policy State Legislation What's Happening

📢 See you at the Rally for Cannabis Equity on 11/9!

Four years after Question 4 passed, we’re still struggling to achieve the promise of equity in the cannabis industry that the voters passed into law. With only two weeks left before new regulations for equity delivery are finalized by the CCC, NOW is the time to make your voice heard.

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Cannabis Social Equity Fund Policy State Legislation What's Happening

Ask your state rep to support these important cannabis equity budget amendments!

Your voice can make this happen! Thanks to all of your hard work in bringing these issues to the forefront, Representative Dave Rogers, Representative Chynah Tyler, and Representative Carol Doherty […]

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Make No Mistake: Cannabis Equity Can’t Wait | Forbes

Advocates “shouldn’t be afraid to push for exclusivity” for equity applicants in markets’ first few years, given that resources and training only help if you’ve got a seat at the table, and enough time to use it.

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Event What's Happening

Cannabis Career Fair in Roxbury TOMORROW 5-8 p.m.

This job fair and cannabis job market panel will connect talent from areas disproportionately impacted by prohibition with leading Massachusetts cannabis companies.