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Shaleen Title
PERSONAL ACCOUNT. Commissioner at , Indian-American drug policy activist, attorney, hardcore millennial. INFJ. I write/pass/implement cannabis laws
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Boston Globe Marijuana 18h
The Cannabis Control Commission is set to dive deep into policy issues at a Thursday meeting that could spill into Friday.
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Shaleen Title 14h
“There is no monolith of industry . . and it pales in comparison to the economic power of the nail polish industry." “[They’re] paying guys who don’t give a shit about this issue beyond the money, so they mostly don’t do anything.” A must-read:
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Shaleen Title 14h
Replying to @cbloggy
This is a truly fantastic work. Rings true to my experience. Well done.
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Shaleen Title 19h
Replying to @ColinAYoung
If you want to bookmark something for later as the equity program rolls out, here is a recap with detail, accuracy, and long-range context via . When it launches, we’ll track/share progress in jobs and ownership along with the other statistics.
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Shaleen Title Apr 24
📢 Once more for morning Twitter: if you care about cannabis and equity in MA, here is a thread for you.
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Shaleen Title Apr 23
Replying to @A_Lekhtman @psymposia
PS Shoutout to of for his article today describing TWO states’ equity efforts accurately in fewer than 20 words:
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Shaleen Title Apr 23
Replying to @shaleentitle
I get the need to simplify, but if you choose to discuss this, please understand these distinctions yourself before you try to simplify. Inaccurately describing "programs for minorities 🤷🏻‍♂️" without any concern for significance or timeliness does a disservice to your audience.
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Shaleen Title Apr 23
Replying to @shaleentitle
We've discussed a list of programs/methods to address barriers to entry (see ) and have been painstakingly transparent about all of them, flattering or not, as well as our intent to enforce regulations against those who try to dominate the market illegally.
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Shaleen Title Apr 23
Replying to @shaleentitle
As you can see, the social equity program and economic empowerment priority are not the same. If you are going to talk about them, please do not choose one attribute or data point and then extrapolate and conflate at random. Use the guidance on law/regs:
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Shaleen Title Apr 23
Replying to @shaleentitle
In February 2018, the Commission voted to delay the regulations discussion until 2019 and to initially limit social consumption licenses to equity program participants and co-ops, and to initially limit delivery licenses to equity program participants, microbusinesses and co-ops.
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Shaleen Title Apr 23
Replying to @shaleentitle
Separately under state law, *economic empowerment priority* was granted to 123 applicants who demonstrated that their businesses promote economic empowerment in disproportionately harmed communities. These applicants will receive prioritized review of their business applications.
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Shaleen Title Apr 23
Replying to @shaleentitle
The *Social Equity Program* provides technical assistance, training, fee waivers, and more to communities disproportionately harmed by prohibition. Applications are open. Bids to provide the training due 5/3. The program itself has not launched. More info:
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Shaleen Title Apr 23
ATTENTION cannabis policy nerds, journalists, influencers, organizers: as previously noted, this week's CCC meeting is going to be a doozy. Major policy decisions. In advance, please be able to correctly describe the Social Equity Program and Econ Empowerment Certification.
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Kay Doyle Apr 23
It was a pleasure to speak at this morning on a panel about opportunities in the cannabis industry and the importance of building sustainable facilities. Remember to stay tuned to the upcoming regulatory process on these issues and make your voice heard!
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Shaleen Title Apr 23
Gotcha, I was asking because I only know of only two applicants with Economic Empowerment certification who have signed host community agreements. Would be great if there were three more. Data on equity program participants will be collected and released when it launches, too.
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Shaleen Title Apr 23
Where did that 5 out of 400 number come from?
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Shaleen Title Apr 23
Replying to @BernieMcburner
I think the clear way to address this concern is for us to continue to allow more stores to open. Definitely price but also convenient locations, access to the products you want — these are all important factors in facilitating transition to the regulated market.
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Steadman™ Apr 22
Replying to @AsteadWesley
Part of the reason Warren can offer such specific policy proposals is that she's already rolled out detailed tax increases on wealthy and corporations. A built in answer to the "how will you pay for it" question
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Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission Apr 22
Attention prospective bidders, today is the last day to submit Social Equity Program RFR questions. Please email all inquiries to CannabisEquity@Mass.Gov by 5:00 PM today. Questions and answers will be posted to our site by 5:00 PM on Wednesday, April 24th.
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Kay Doyle Apr 22
🌎Earth Day Memo to candidates, officials & advocates working on legalization of cannabis: Any legalization proposal should address the energy & environmental impacts of the cannabis industry. Sustainability is key to the future of regulated legal cannabis.
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