PRESS RELEASE – Parabola Center, a nonprofit cannabis policy think tank based in Massachusetts, is announcing a partnership with small cannabis organizations from around the country. Collectively, the group believes federal legalization should support small businesses and the historically disenfranchised.

Fifty cannabis businesses, service providers and nonprofits are teaming up to end cannabis prohibition fairly and equitably without the influence of big money. The group’s goal is to create a model of legalization that centers small businesses instead of large corporations.

“The best way to push for a model of national legalization that protects small cannabis businesses is to listen to the thousands of them who already exist,” said Shaleen Title, founder and director of Parabola Center. “Our organization believes that social equity, craft and disadvantaged business operators should be driving the discussion on how to design a national regulatory framework for cannabis. That’s why we reject the monopoly model and the money behind it.”

The initial list of partners supporting Parabola Center can be found here. Fifty additional partners will be accepted, with a launch event for all 100 partners taking place in Boston on June 10, 2023. Any organization interested in learning more or becoming a partner can contact Parabola Center here or at