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#28. Making Cannabis Industry Available to Everyone – with Brandon Banks of MCBA (podcast)

Podcast Show Notes with Brandon Banks

Self-taught cannabis cultivator and business owner, Brandon Banks, stands up for minority inclusion in the industry both as an individual and as a member of Minority Cannabis Business Association. Listen to his passionate journey of getting into the industry from growing sprouts in his basement to award-winning cannabis strains, and becoming a dispensary owner.

Despite more state regulations being progressively created in the US, there are significant gaps on social equity and industry accessibility to minorities. Community reinvestment and license openings are just a couple of goals in the MCBA’s work. Their members participate in policy creation to raise these matters and aim for more inclusive legal frameworks.

You can get in touch with Brandon at brandonb@minoritycannabis.org or visit minoritycannabis.org to learn more.

Listen on: Apple Podcasts | YouTubeSpotify

Who is Brandon Banks?

Brandon Banks is a member of the Minority Cannabis Business Association, the Co-Founder and former Chief Operating Officer of Natural Selections Dispensary in Northglenn Colorado. After years of working for several fortune 500 companies including McDonald’s Co, JP Morgan Chase, and Philip Morris, Brandon moved to Colorado and transitioned to the medical marijuana industry. Beginning his career as a master grower he cultivated several award-winning cannabis strains during his time at Green Man Cannabis including High Times Cannabis Cup winning genetics.

About Spectrum Labs

At Spectrum Labs, we source local hemp and extract high-quality Full Spectrum Hemp extracts that even our families can use.

Spectrum Labs can manufacture these full-spectrum hemp extracts:

  • Crude
  • Distillate
  • Tinctures
  • CBD + CBG Gummies
  • Lotions
  • Custom formulations

To learn more about Spectrum Labs, visit

www.TheSpectrumLabs.com or contact us at (828) 229-7952

Asheville, NC


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Jason De Los Santos
Author: Jason De Los Santos

Jason is CEO of Spectrum Labs.

cannabis, cannabis law, hemp, hemp farming


Jason De Los Santos

Jason is CEO of Spectrum Labs.

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