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MCBA Equity Workshop Tour

March 7 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Cannabis Alliance is proud to partner with the MCBA for this year’s Equity Workshop Tour. EWT is a national movement, aiming to fortify the presence and influence of social equity applicants and operators in the burgeoning cannabis sector.

If you believe in the importance of building an ecosystem committed an equitable industry you’re invited to join us for this intimate event. Attendees include social equity licensees and applicants, advocates and ancillary businesses, as well as local and/or state regulators.

Seattle is the third stop on the 2024 Tour, which features over 25 events, spanning 20+ states across the entire country, in a series of regional mini-Tours.

Date: March 7, 2024
Time: 10am-3pm
Location: Seattle Public Library Central Branch


PROGRAM – 10am to 3pm – Lunch Provided

  • Panel with Local and State Regulators and Advocates: Gain exclusive access to some of the cannabis industry’s most impactful leaders and regulators
  • Intentional Networking: Engage with like-minded individuals in a space designed for meaningful connection
  • Collaborative Forums: Foster industry-wide unity and build on shared visions for equity
  • Roundtable Dialogues: see below

Roundtable Dialogues (and Topics)

  • Dynamic, facilitated conversations with industry veterans and colleagues. Topics include the following:
  • Leveraging the National Network for Local Issues
  • Less Barriers to Entry & More Opportunities: Ancillary Business
  • Business Optimization & Fundamentals
  • Practical Solutions to Massive Problems: Resource Sharing & Collaboration
  • Leveraging Media Strategies for Brand Development

NOTE: Attendees are highly encouraged to plan on attending for the entire duration of the event, in order to maximize the full impact of this curated workshop.


Founded in 2015, MCBA (Minority Cannabis Business Association) is the largest national trade association dedicated to serving the needs of minority cannabis businesses and our communities. MCBA represents minority and allied cannabis businesses, aspiring entrepreneurs, and supporters who share a vision of an equitable, just, and responsible cannabis industry. Our work supports equity in the cannabis industry through policy, empowerment, and connection.

The Tour’s Founder and lead organizer is Mike Lomuto, MCBA Board Chair and Co-Founder of Dao Mastery, who grew up in San Francisco and its cannabis industry (before it was called an “industry”). Mike was instrumental in the implementation behind the National Cannabis Industry Association’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives, and is the 2023 recipient of the Indigenous Cannabis Industry Association’s Advocate of the Year Award.


March 7
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Seattle Public Library Central Branch
1000 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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