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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill H.178 192nd (Current)

An Act to ensure the equitable empowerment of minority-owned businesses within communities disproportionately Impacted by the failed war on drugs

By Mr. Santiago of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 178) of Jon Santiago and others for legislation to establish a cannabis community empowerment fund to offer low- or no-interest loans to certain minority-owned businesses. Cannabis Policy.

Bill Information

Jon Santiago
Referred to Joint Committee on Cannabis Policy

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to establish forthwith equitable economic opportunities for minority-owned businesses in communities disproportionally impacted by the failed war on drugs, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.


Name District/Address
Jon Santiago 9th Suffolk
Liz Miranda 5th Suffolk
James J. O'Day 14th Worcester
Vanna Howard 17th Middlesex
Marcos A. Devers 16th Essex

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