Cannabis / Social Equity / Licenses


Potential cannabis entrepreneurs get legal knowledge and details at
online event for lucrative social equity licenses.

PHOENIX, Ariz., (September 1, 2021) – The Marijuana Industry Trade Association – MITA will host a virtual event dissecting the multi-million dollar potential of Arizona’s newly released “complete” social equity cannabis license requirements 48 hours after the final rules are established.

Entrepreneurs have finally heard Arizona Department of Health Services’ (AZDHS) final piece of social equity license requirements, qualifying geographic locations, for applicants seeking one of 26 social equity marijuana licenses.

MITA quickly assembled an expert legal team to help potential cannabis entrepreneurs understand the laws and qualifications AZDHS will require from applicants of the 26 social equity licenses to give them time to prepare when the program opens this December. Legal experts include:

● Janet Jackim, Zuber Lawler Law Firm
● John Udell, Arizona NORML
● Tom Dean, Attorney for Cannabis
● Caleb Tice, MBA, FMVA, CannaOwners, Inc.

“Social equity licenses have multi-million dollar potential for those who qualify. MITA is excited to provide needed information to ensure entrepreneurs like Marvina Thomas of Fourtwenty Collections, a women- and black-owned business, have what they need to apply and take their business to new heights,” said Demitri Downing, the founder and executive director of MITA.

MITA’s team of legal experts on the virtual event will focus on providing the understanding and knowledge social equity applicants need to apply for a license. There will also be an in-person event on September 29, from 6 – 9 p.m., at MITA’s regular monthly meeting titled, Who is Eligible for Social Equity and Why.

For more information or to register, visit

About MITA:
The Marijuana Industry Trade Association (MITA) is the voice of the Arizona cannabis industry with a mission to help Arizona’s businesses stay informed, network and thrive. MITA works directly with members and policy makers to ensure a fair, tightly regulated and successful cannabis economy. MITA represents the dispensary community and other stakeholders who are committed to building a strong and sustainable future for legitimate medical marijuana and adult use consumption. MITA offers unparalleled networking opportunities, exclusive access to industry information, special training and education opportunities. For information, visit

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Published On: September 1st, 2021 / Categories: Press Releases / Tags: , , , , /