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Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 1:00 PM MDT

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Fireside Chats with NCIA’s Government Relations Team: Highlighting Advocacy

NCIA’s #IndustryEssentials educational webinar series are our new digital platform featuring a variety of programs to provide you timely, engaging and essential education when & where you need it most!

The Fireside Chat series of NCIA’s #Industry Essentials webinars are an exclusive opportunity for NCIA members to hear from our government relations team and guests about the latest developments in federal policy.

In our first fireside Government Relations webinar, Mike and Michelle chatted with other industry association lobbyists. On May 27, please join us for our latest installment with Chris Lindsey of the Marijuana Policy Project, Maritza Perez with the Drug Policy Alliance, and Justin Strekal of NORML for a discussion on the importance of advocacy.

For decades, cannabis activism, advocacy, and lobbying have been intertwined. Sometimes, it’s portrayed that “advocacy” groups and “industry” associations are at odds, however, you’ll be surprised to learn that while we may have differing opinions or strategies occasionally, we all still work incredibly closely together and consider one another friends. We hope you can join us for a discussion about how cannabis advocacy has changed over the years, an inside look at what’s next in state and federal policy, and learn more about why cannabis legalization can’t (and won’t) pass without addressing the harms of the war on drugs.


Michael Correia
Director of Government Relations
National Cannabis Industry Association

Michelle Rutter
Deputy Director of Government Relations
National Cannabis Industry Association

Chris Lindsey
Director of Government Relations
Marijuana Policy Project

Maritza Perez
Director of National Affairs
Drug Policy Alliance

Justin Strekal
Political Director

***Membership status will be verified by an NCIA staff member prior to approval of your registration. If you have any questions regarding your membership status or would like to join NCIA please contact membership@thecannabisindustry.org***

Event Details

May 27 2020
Wednesday | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
#IndustryEssentials Webinar Series

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