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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 in Massachusetts cannabis industry. Thanks to generous donors like you, EON has: Turned out hundreds of supporters to rallies and days of action in support […]

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Thinking about value this #CyberMonday

Friends, Cyber Monday is that special time of year when we open our inboxes with love in our hearts and deals on our mind — a time when we joyously open our wallets to share our blessings and show our appreciation to those we care about most. Over the past few years, our generous donors […]

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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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Community leaders, advocates praise historic equity provisions in new cannabis law signed by Gov. Baker

“Massachusetts made history with a nation-leading economic empowerment law when they legalized cannabis with Question 4, and nearly six years later, Gov. Baker and the Massachusetts Legislature have made history with this vital — and overdue — grant and loan fund,” said Equitable Opportunities Now Co-Founder and Question 4 Co-Author Shanel Lindsay.

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Time is running out to ensure cannabis equity is fully funded!

While the House funded the cannabis equity grant and loan fund with 20% of excess cannabis revenue, the Senate only included 10% in their bill – putting tens of millions of dollars that could support Black and brown entrepreneurs at risk!

We need your help now to make sure this vital program is fully funded by emailing and calling your state senator and representative before it’s too late!

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URGENT: Ask your Local House Rep to Support Cannabis Equity

An all-white Conference Committee will negotiate key differences between House and Senate cannabis reform bills, including whether the social equity trust fund should receive the full 20% of cannabis revenues envisioned by the law and included in the House, or just the 10% allocated by the Senate.

Please take a moment right now to urge your state legislators to ask the Conference Committee to strengthen the equity provisions of the final omnibus cannabis reform bill! Here’s how to take action:

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URGENT: Ask your Local House Rep to Support Cannabis Equity

We need your support in contacting YOUR Massachusetts State House Representative to ask them to support the Cannabis Omnibus Bill, including Amendment 1 to H4791 that increases the % allocated to the Cannabis Social Equity Trust Fund from the current proposed 15% to 20%.

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Send your feedback to the Cannabis Control Commission & Other Opportunities

Today is a great day to send your input to the Cannabis Control Commission regarding updates to the designated areas of disproportionate impact. OUR COMMUNITY INPUT IS CRUCIAL FOR OUR COMMUNITY’S INVOLVEMENT IN THE INDUSTRY. See Sample Public Comment HEREFor guidance on how to submit your public comment regarding this matter, please visit our website […]

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Week of Action for Social Equity

“If Massachusetts wants to ensure that it protects consumers from predatory business practices, fosters a competitive environment for small businesses, and roots out corruption, then it has to be more proactive in passing regulatory measures that allow the market to grow responsibly.” -The Editorial Board, Boston Globe