Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA) & Marley Natural™ are Expunging Oregon Cannabis Convictions Free of Charge

OREGON–(ENEWSPF)–August 25, 2016.  The Minority Cannabis Business Association and Marley Natural™ have teamed up to combat the negative consequences of the war on drugs across the U.S. Our first mission is to help men and women get their criminal record expunged.  You qualify if you:

• Are over 18 years of age

• Have a valid (not expired) state-issued (any state) ID or valid U.S. passport (you cannot participate if you do not bring your valid ID with you)

• Were convicted of a cannabis crime in Oregon

On Aug 27, in 2 hours or less, we will help you complete all the steps necessary to file your request for expungement with the state of Oregon, including covering all costs and fees.

  • Register for the expungement day by completing the registration form. Space is limited, so register early.
  • You will receive notification of confirmed registration within 3 business days
  • There are two time options – an 11am appointment start time and a 12:30pm appointment start time
  • This is a 2-hour time commitment. Expect to complete the process within 2 hours of your appointment start time
  • Food and beverages will be provided
  • Please provide a valid email address with your sign up. We will confirm your sign up via email

NOTE: If you sign up, you are expected to show up. A no show means someone else who needed this service missed out because we saved a space for you

Complete the sign up form today to reserve your spot. Spots are limited, and will be assigned to qualified individuals. Sign up early before all spots are taken.

About the Minority Cannabis Business Association and Marley Natural™

Minority Cannabis Business Association and Marley Natural™ are clearing cannabis convictions in legal-market cannabis states. When cannabis is made legal, people convicted of cannabis offenses prior to legalization still carry the negative stigma of cannabis convictions. While the cannabis industry profits, a specific group of people targeted in the failed war on drugs continue to suffer the negative consequences of cannabis criminal records, including denied jobs, financial aid, housing, and, in some cases, the right to vote.

Part of MCBA’s mission is to combat the consequences of the war on drugs. In service to that mission, we are extremely proud to announce Rise Up™ Oregon Expungement Day brought by MCBA™ and Marley Natural™. On August 27, Rise Up Expungement Day participants will, within 2 hours, complete all steps necessary to file their request for expungement with the state of Oregon, including covering all costs and fees.

Marley Natural and MCBA developed the Rise Up Expungement program together to further both organizations’ missions of lifting up communities that have been harmed by the social injustices of cannabis prohibition. Marley Natural’s Rise Up™ program projects are committed to positive social change. As agents for change, Marley Natural honors Bob Marley’s legacy by adding his beliefs to the conversation about cannabis.

The Minority Cannabis Business association is proud to have a platinum sponsor with the legacy and history of Marley Natural. Says MCBA Chairman Jesce Horton, “With Marley Natural as our partner, we are building the resources needed to make a measurable positive impact in communities impacted by the war on drugs. By giving back through Rise Up, Marley Natural is an example of a cannabis company that is getting all aspects of cannabis business right so we don’t just build another industry; we build a better industry.”

Founded in 2015, the Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA) is the first non-profit organization created to serve the specific needs of minority cannabis entrepreneurs, employees, and patients/ consumers. The organization currently serves members from across the United States and Canada. MCBA’s mission is to create equal access and economic empowerment for cannabis businesses, their patients, and the communities most affected by the war on drugs. For more information, visit www.minoritycannabis.org.

Marley Natural is the official Bob Marley cannabis brand, crafted with deep respect for Bob’s legacy and belief in the positive potential of the herb to heal and inspire us. Starting on August 24, 2016, the brand’s all-natural, sun-grown premium cannabis products, as well as smoking and other lifestyle accessories, will be available at all Serra and Nectar dispensaries in the Portland metro area and Eugene. To learn more about Marley Natural, visit http://www.MarleyNatural.com or follow the conversation on social media using @MarleyNatural and #MarleyNatural.

Source: http://www.minoritycannabis.org