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9th Annual Cannabis Industry Lobby Days


Join 300+ NCIA members at NCIA’s 9th Annual Cannabis Industry Lobby Days in May in Washington, D.C. to advocate for our industry and forge a unified front with the industry’s most politically engaged leaders.

Over the last several years the cannabis industry has experienced unparalleled economic growth. But, as business owners in the industry, we know first hand that this success also comes with persistent challenges. As long as we still experience the crippling effects of federal policies like 280E and unfair banking regulations, our success is merely potential.

This is why it is essential that cannabis business owners are also industry advocates. With the challenges posed by the current administration and the uncertain federal policies governing our industry, it is critical that we make our voices heard on Capitol Hill.

This event is complimentary and exclusive to NCIA members. Registration opens February 11.

Event Details

May 21-23 2019
Tuesday | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Washington, D.C.
United States
Cost: $Complimentary & exclusive to NCIA members
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Frequently Asked Questions

Which airport should I fly into?

Washington, D.C.’s Reagan National Airport (DCA) is the most convenient of the three airports serving the metro area and is easily accessible by Metro or cab. Note: Lobby Days participants who wish to fly United are eligible for a 2-10% discount on airfare by using promotional code: ZF64610243 (use the “advanced search” option when booking online).

What Metro station is closest to Capitol Hill?

The D.C. metro is convenient and easy to use. The closest Metro stations to Capitol Hill are Union Station (Red Line) and Capitol South (Blue, Orange, and Silver Lines). The Union Station Metro is closest to the Phoenix Park Hotel, the location for this year’s Welcome Reception. You can view the DC metro map here.

When should I arrive?

It is advised you arrive in advance of the the Welcome Reception for NCIA’s Lobby Days on Monday, May 21, at 6:30 PM.

When should I leave?

You are welcome to leave after the last meetings at 4:00 PM on May 23.

Will I get to meet any Members of Congress?

If you want to meet some of the cannabis industry’s legislative champions, you need to provide NCIA permission to invite you to the NCIA PAC Fundraiser, which multiple members of Congress are expected to attend. However, members of Congress are extremely busy, so don’t expect to meet your Congressional representatives in person during your Lobby Days meetings. Meetings with congressional staffers are just as important — if not more than — meetings with Senators and Representatives themselves.

Will I be lobbying with other cannabis professionals?

Yes, all Lobby Day participants will be broken up into small “teams” who will stay together for the two days of Capitol Hill meetings. We are currently collecting registrations from our members to determine how many teams we’ll have this year.

Will there be training?

Yes, there will be lobbying training provided by NCIA’s Director of Government Relations, Michael Correia. Live webinars will occur on Monday, May 14, at 9 AM PST/12 PM EST and Thursday, May 17, at 12PM PST/3pm EST. Information about how to register for the webinars will be sent to you. If you are unable to participate, the webinar slides will be available for viewing here once they have concluded. In addition to the webinars, there will be a brief, mandatory training session in the morning of Tuesday, May 22 starting at 8:00 AM at the National Press Club

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