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Washington, D.C. - May 21-23, 2019

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9th Annual Cannabis Industry Lobby Days

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

During NCIA’s Cannabis Industry Lobby Days, NCIA members from across the country descend on Capitol Hill to tell their stories and advocate for federal reforms needed for our industry to reach its full potential.

Never been a citizen lobbyist before? We make it easy by offering trainings before the event and on-site.

Attending NCIA’s Cannabis Industry Lobby Days is exclusive to NCIA members, join NCIA today to participate in the industry’s most impactful event of the year!

For questions about Lobby Days or about how NCIA works to advance the cannabis industry’s policy agenda every day, contact Madeline@thecannabisindustry.org.

Want to take your advocacy to the next level? Register for the NCIA-PAC Fundraiser at Lobby Days

Event Details

May 21-23 2019
Washington, D.C.
United States
30 (NCIA membership required)

Event Schedule

Tuesday, May 21

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM - VIP Day for NCIA’s PAC Leadership Circle (email Madeline@TheCannabisIndustry.org for more info)

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM - Lobby Days Welcome Reception

Wednesday, May 22

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM - Mandatory Breakfast & Lobbying Training

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Lobby Days Meetings

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM - NCIA-PAC Fundraiser

Thursday, May 23

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Lobby Days Meetings


Thank you to our sponsors for making this event possible!




Frequently Asked Questions

When should I arrive?

It is advised you arrive in advance of the the Welcome Reception for NCIA’s Lobby Days on Tuesday, May 21, at 6:30 PM. Note: If you are a member of NCIA’s Leadership Circle and attending the VIP Lobby Day, it is advised that you arrive in D.C. the evening of May 20.

When should I leave?

You are welcome to leave after the last meetings at 2:00 PM on Thursday, May 23.

Where should I stay?


AirBnB often offers more affordable options over the hotels in the area.

Washington Court Hotel
525 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 628-2100

The Washington Court Hotel is a short five-minute walk from Union Station (Red Line and Amtrak services) and is conveniently located 0.6mi from Capitol Hill.

Phoenix Park Hotel
520 North Capitol St NW
Washington, DC 20001

Located in the heart of Washington DC the Phoenix Park Hotel is  just steps from Union Station, the US Capitol and all the history and the evolving attractions that Washington, DC has to offer.

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 737-1234
The Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill is located just steps from Capitol Hill, and is walking distance to several Metro stops which can be viewed here.

Capitol Hill Hotel
200 C St. SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 543-6000

The Capitol Hill Hotel is located just two blocks away from Capitol Hill and is within walking distance to the National Mall, Union Station, the Supreme Court, and the Library of Congress. The closest Metro station, Capitol South, is just one block from the hotel and is on the Blue, Silver, and Orange lines. You can view the DC metro map here.

Hotel George
15 E St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 347-4200

The Hotel George is located one block from Union Station and is adjacent from Capitol Hill. Union Station offers Amtrak service and has a Metro stop (Red Line).

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.

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.

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 Tuesday, May 7th, at 10 AM PST/1 PM EST and Thursday, May 9th, 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.

Is there an app for the event?

Yes, we will be utilizing software this year that shows your schedule. Visit the App Store and download ‘Advocacy Day Assistant’. After downloading the app, scroll down and select ‘National Cannabis Industry Association’. Next, enter the email you used to register for NCIA’s Lobby Days and enter the password “ncia”. Make sure you ALLOW notifications!

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