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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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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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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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Cannabis equity call to action & career fair opportunity

Today’s Boston Globe article highlights the urgent need for action amongst our elected officials with a deadline just 6 days away.

Read the article below and make your calls this week- step by step guide included.

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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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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

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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 later, we’re on the cusp of securing a major victory that will bring significant reinvestment of cannabis revenue into Black- and brown-owned businesses through a […]

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📢 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.