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mcba model state LEGALIZATION BILL

model legalization bill

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Thank you for your interest in the Minority Cannabis Business Association's adult-use model legislation. This bill was created to give states, and by extension the public, guidance to implement a process of reinvestment and reconciliation after a decades-long war on drugs and its severe consequences for communities of color. 

We believe that, at its core, cannabis is a medicinal plant that heals. We also believe that the cannabis industry has an obligation to play a leading role in healing the communities devastated by cannabis prohibition. Our bill recognizes the scope of impact of the war on drugs and creates a pathway for economic empowerment and community reinvestment equal in scope to the impact felt. It outlines a framework for regulating the cannabis industry, and lists clear guidelines and the institutional participation needed to ensure cannabis revenue reaches those who need it most.

Our model policy is collaborative and evolving. We invite you to take this journey with us by filling out this FORM with your ideas.

Thank you for working with us to build a better industry.

The 2017 MCBA Board of Directors

For for information, or if you have any questions, please reach out to us at
This model legislation is a collaborative project led by the Minority Cannabis Business Association in cooperation with participants from Students for Sensible Drug Policy, Cannabis Cultural Association, Drug Policy Alliance, Greenlining Institute, Law Enforcement Action Partnership, National Cannabis Festival, Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, Families for Justice as Healing, Denver Relief Consulting, and THC Staffing Group. Legal support was provided by the Law Office of Richard M. Juang, Wyatt Legal Consulting, Rachelle Yeung, Esq., Shaleen Title, Esq., Shabnam Malek, Esq., Thomas Silverstein, Esq., and the law firm of Vicente Sederberg, LLC. The generous support of Kayvan Khalatbari made this project possible.