While the NCIA team was hoping to welcome all of our members to Washington, D.C. this spring for our 10th Annual Cannabis Industry Lobby Days, we have made the difficult yet necessary decision of postponing the event until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This was not a decision made lightly, as our annual fly-in is an integral part of our government relations efforts on Capitol Hill. However, with congressional buildings being closed to the public, new virus variants, and continued community spread, we believe this is the smartest and safest decision for our members, elected officials, and their staff.
That being said, the NCIA government relations team continues to virtually lobby and “meet” with various stakeholders, coalitions, and congressional personnel to further cannabis policy reform every day, thanks to the financial support of our members. We are working hard to reintroduce priority bills, include the SAFE Banking Act in the next pandemic relief package, and are helping to craft new, exciting, progressive legislation that focuses on de-scheduling cannabis and creating a thriving, diverse, and equitable industry.
Stay tuned via our newsletter, website, and NCIA Connect to learn more about NCIA’s Lobby Days and what’s next. We can’t wait to host all of you back in our nation’s capital, but in the meantime, please stay safe and stay healthy!