Minority Cannabis Business Association to Release National Cannabis Equity Report, Digital Research Map

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<![CDATA[The Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA) is set to release its National Cannabis Equity Report and National Cannabis Equity Map Feb. 10 to present data it has collected on social equity programs across the country, and MCBA Executive Director Amber Littlejohn said the data paints a bleak picture of social equity in the industry.“When you start to look beyond these social equity provisions, you start to see how these merit-based and lottery selection systems have the inequities and the barriers to entry baked into them in more subtle and quiet ways,” she told Cannabis Business Times. “We’re really hoping that this is an opportunity for reflection for the industry as a whole on how they can align their values with their actions.”The National Cannabis Equity Report and National Cannabis Equity Map, made possible with support from the ArcView Group and in association with Weedmaps and Parallel, provide critical data from social equity programs, as well as other policies that impact equity in state and municipal medical and adult-use markets.Littlejohn said the project was initially inspired by the questions she has received in the two years since she began leading MCBA.“One of the most frequent questions that I’ve been getting over the past two years since I’ve been with MCBA—almost three years now—is how many social equity programs are there and what do they do?” she said. “The project itself originally started with us wanting to take a look at all of the social equity programs and understand which programs did what and be able to provide an overview so people could see what was out there and what was being done.”When the organization began conducting the research, however, it quickly realized that the end result was not going to be the tool that MCBA originally envisioned.“As we actually started to…

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