The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) and the Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA) are pleased to announce the continuation of our partnership, each organization supporting the other’s work.
MCBA exists “to create equal access and economic empowerment for cannabis businesses, their patients, and the communities most affected by the war on drugs,” and NCIA’s mission is “to promote the growth of a legitimate and responsible cannabis industry.” This partnership aligns the two nonprofits’ work around respective projects and events that complement each organization’s mission.
NCIA and MCBA staff representatives discuss each organization’s upcoming efforts and events, select the best opportunities for collaboration, and work out the details of each organization’s contributions to the other’s planned scope of work for the following year. MCBA members in good standing will receive discounted registration fees to select NCIA events, including its Quarterly Cannabis Caucus series, Seed To Sale Show and Cannabis Business Summit & Expo events. MCBA and NCIA’s respective Policy Councils may also collaborate towards mutually shared advocacy goals. Hear more in this recent podcast interview with new MCBA president, Shanita Penny.
In addition, NCIA is pleased to again offer 60 scholarships, in partnership with MCBA, for free registration (valued at up $895) to NCIA’s 5th Annual Cannabis Business Summit & Expo, July 25-27, 2018, in San Jose, CA. The scholarship is for qualified applicants to support minority groups’ success within the cannabis industry.
Applicants must be:
- Currently employed as a mid-to-senior level industry professional or as a cannabis-related business CEO or founder for at least one (1) year
- Have demonstrated professional, advocacy, or civic/community leadership experience
- Be committed to fully engage in all scholarship benefits
- Have a demonstrable need for financial assistance to attend the Cannabis Business Summit
Up to 60 scholarships will be granted to the highest-scoring applicants, as determined by members of a joint MCBA-NCIA Steering Committee.
Applications are due by Midnight PDT, May 31, 2018. Awardees will be notified on June 15, 2018. Interested applicants can find more information and fill out the form to apply for the scholarship online.
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