NCIA was not active in any of the state campaigns but the association certainly encouraged voters to adopt the measures. Executive Director Aaron Smith called the results a “tipping point” that could steer the country toward nationwide legalization.
“Voters have spoken clearly in states across the country,” he said. “More than 16 million voters, including in two of the three most populated states in the nation, chose legal, regulated cannabis programs that promote safety, boost the economy, help sick patients, and address social injustices.
“It’s time for our leaders in Washington, D.C., to hear those voters,” he added. “Responsible cannabis businesses are contributing to the economy and to their communities, and they’re here to stay.”
November 10, 2016
CEO Update: Marijuana association celebrates legalization expansion