Mendocino Cannabis Alliance (MCA) Opens Nomination Period for Policy Committee Elections

The Mendocino Cannabis Alliance (MCA) is thrilled to announce the opening of the Nomination Period for the MCA Policy Committee Elections. Nominations will open on Monday, February 15 and remain open for 10 days, until midnight on Wednesday, February 24th. There are 7 seats available to be filled in this election. The MCA Policy Committee is a 13-person body consisting of 6 members appointed by the MCA Board of Directors and 7 members elected by the MCA’s membership.

Only MCA Members can nominate, or be nominated, in this Policy Committee Election. Members may nominate themselves and are encouraged to do so! Anyone in the Mendocino cannabis community who is not yet an MCA Member but would like to run for an available seat is invited to join MCA at

Each year, the Policy Committee prepares and presents an Annual Strategic Policy Plan to the Board of Directors for adoption. This adopted plan guides MCA’s advocacy throughout the year, and the Policy Committee has the authority to author specific policy positions and draft and release memos to support the priorities and objectives of MCA’s policy platform.

MCA’s Board of Directors has established that the Policy Committee should include broad sectoral representation from throughout the supply chain. The Committee is mandated to include a minimum of one licensee who holds a Cottage OR Specialty Cottage, Outdoor or ML Tier 1 to ensure inclusion of the essential perspective they provide. All MCA Members are encouraged to consider participating.

The required time commitment for participation on the Policy Committee is 5-7 hours a week MINIMUM. This includes up to two x 90 minute meetings per week, up to 2 hours of reading, commenting and correspondence per week, with the potential for additional subcommittee work.

All Policy Committee Members must sign an Acceptance Letter and the MCA Nondisclosure Agreement prior to being seated. Both can be found by clicking this link:

CLICK HERE for the Nomination Form

The Mendocino Cannabis Alliance serves and promotes Mendocino County’s world-renowned cannabis cultivators and businesses through sustainable economic development, education and public policy initiatives.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Michael Katz at 707-234-5568 or email [email protected]

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