Cannabis Conference (produced by Cannabis Business Times) will continue a joint partnership with Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA) to help minority cannabis entrepreneurs access networking and education opportunities to grow and support their business.

The 3rd annual Cannabis Conference Diversity Scholarship Program will provide selected MCBA members with 20 complimentary All-Access Passes to Cannabis Conference 2023.

In addition to the Diversity Scholarship Program, Cannabis Conference is offering a 20% registration discount to all MCBA members.

The Cannabis Conference Diversity Scholarship Program is part of the Cannabis Business Times’ and Cannabis Conference’s 'Game Changer' MCBA membership, totaling nearly $100,000 in support. In addition to the scholarship program, Cannabis Business Times will provide print and digital MCBA-related promotions to support the organization’s efforts to serve the specific needs of minority cannabis entrepreneurs and their communities.

"We are so pleased to partner again with MCBA to provide not only scholarships to Cannabis Conference but also promotional support to help raise awareness about the great work that MCBA is doing to serve the needs of minority cannabis entrepreneurs," said Noelle Skodzinski, editorial director of Cannabis Conference and Cannabis Business Times. "The war on drugs has had a disproportionate impact on minority communities, and it is vital to address this and work to support diversity and equality within the industry.”

"At MCBA, we believe that diversity drives innovation, creativity and equity. That's why we're thrilled to once again partner with Cannabis Business Times and Cannabis Conference on the annual Diversity Scholarship Program, aimed at supporting underrepresented entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry,” said Kaliko Castille, MCBA Board President. “With this initiative, we hope to provide opportunities for talented individuals to further their education and careers, fostering a more inclusive and dynamic industry for all."

Diversity Scholarship applications will close on April 14, 2023 at 5:00 PM ET. (Passes will be allocated at the discretion of MCBA.)

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