• February 23, 2017

    National Cannabis Industry Association Statement on Press Secretary’s Comments Regarding Trump Administration Marijuana Policy

    Washington, DC – National Cannabis Industry Association executive director Aaron Smith issued the following statement in response to Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s comments regarding the Trump Administration’s marijuana policy in the press briefing today: “It would be a mistake for the Department of Justice to overthrow the will of the voters and state governments who…

  • February 8, 2017

    NCIA Statement on Confirmation of Sen. Sessions for Attorney General

    Washington, DC – National Cannabis Industry Association executive director Aaron Smith issued the following statement in response to Senator Jeff Sessions’ confirmation as new U.S. Attorney General: “We look forward to Attorney General Sessions maintaining the current federal policy of respect for legal, regulated cannabis programs in the states, and we will work with him…

  • February 3, 2017

    RELEASE: NCIA Announces Winners of First-Ever Cannavation and Cannatech Awards

    Cannabis industry leaders in cultivation, infused products and extraction, and sales strategies honored at national business-to-business seed to sale show   DENVER — The National Cannabis Industry Association, the only national trade association representing the businesses of the legal marijuana industry, yesterday announced the first-ever winners of the NCIA Cannavation and Cannatech Awards, as well as…

  • January 10, 2017

    NCIA Statement on Sen. Sessions’ Comments Today Regarding Marijuana Policy

    Washington, DC – National Cannabis Industry Association executive director Aaron Smith issued the following statement in response to Sen. Jeff Sessions’ comments about the federal approach to marijuana policy in today’s Attorney General confirmation hearing: “In today’s hearing, Senator Sessions indicated that the Justice Department’s current guidelines for marijuana policy enforcement are ‘truly valuable’ in…

  • January 10, 2017

    NCIA Launches “We Are The Cannabis Industry” Campaign with Profiles, Digital Ads

    Washington, D.C. – The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) today launched We Are The Cannabis Industry, a campaign designed to tell the stories of real people who work in America’s legal marijuana industry and highlight how the emerging business sector is creating significant benefits for both individuals and the economy. “Cannabis businesses generate billions of…

  • November 18, 2016

    NCIA Statement on Nomination of Sen. Sessions for Attorney General

    Washington, DC – National Cannabis Industry Association executive director Aaron Smith issued the following statement in response to President-elect Donald Trump’s decision to nominate Senator Jeff Sessions for attorney general: “Voters in 28 states have chosen programs that shift cannabis from the criminal market to highly regulated, tax-paying businesses. Senator Sessions has long advocated for state…

  • November 9, 2016

    A Marijuana Mandate: NCIA Looks to a New Era for Cannabis Policy

    “The tipping point has come,” as 16M+ voters choose legal, regulated approaches to marijuana in at least 7 states, putting new pressure on Congress to act   Washington, DC – The National Cannabis Industry Association, the nation’s largest cannabis trade association, today looked ahead to a new era for marijuana policy in the United States….

  • August 10, 2016

    NCIA Statement on DEA’s Rejection of Marijuana Rescheduling Petitions

    NCIA executive director Aaron Smith: “DEA’s decision flies in the face of objective science and overwhelming public opinion.”   Washington, DC – National Cannabis Industry Association executive director Aaron Smith issued the following statement tonight in response to reports that the Drug Enforcement Administration will reject petitions to remove marijuana from Schedule 1 of the…

  • July 13, 2016

    NCIA Provides Testimony for Today’s Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Medical Marijuana

    NCIA executive director Aaron Smith: “It’s long past time for our government to bring marijuana policy into alignment with the science.”   Washington, DC – The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing today at 2:30pm ET on the potential medical benefits of marijuana. National Cannabis Industry Association executive director Aaron Smith was invited to…

  • June 24, 2016

    NCIA Calls on Congress to Restore Commonsense, Majority-Favored Marijuana Proposals to Appropriations Bills

    Despite bipartisan, majority support in House and Senate, leadership blocks fix to dangerous banking crisis and strips provision allowing V.A. doctors to discuss medical marijuana with patients   Washington, DC – Recent actions by congressional leadership have derailed two commonsense, majority-favored marijuana policy reform proposals that had been expected to pass through the appropriations process….