May 13, 2021
Minority Cannabis Business Association Elects New Board Members

Members of the Board of Directors for Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA) recently held their annual election to fill four open board seats and elect its board officers. MCBA is the largest trade association dedicated to serving the needs of minority cannabis businesses and minority communities.

New board members include:

  • Mario Guzman, owner of cannabis brand Sherbinskis who is best known as the breeder behind legendary strains such as Sunset Sherbert and Gelato;
  • Cedric Haynes, who currently serves as director of emerging marketplaces for WeedMaps;
  • Willie Mack, a brand marketing executive who has worked for clients including Absolut Vodka, Estee Lauder, GQ, Microsoft, Obama Administration, Vanity Fair, and Wired Magazine. He now serves as CEO and co-founder of Think BIG and Frank White;
  • Kika Keith, founder and CEO of Life Development Group and co-founder/president of Social Equity Owners and Workers Association.

In addition to adding four new board members, MCBA’s board also elected industry veteran and co-founder of ThndrStrm Strategies, Kaliko Castille as its president. Jazmin Aguiar, president of The Working Group, was elected vice-president of MCBA.

“I’m humbled to have been given this tremendous responsibility at such a critical time and I’m committed to making sure that our industry and our elected officials understand the historical importance of creating an equitable and inclusive industry,” Castille said. “I’m proud of the work MCBA has done to lead this conversation and look forward to helping bring an end to federal prohibition in a way that begins to repair the very real damage done to black and brown communities by cannabis prohibition.”

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