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Fireside Chats with NCIA’s Government Relations Team: Movement on Interstate Commerce?

NCIA’s #IndustryEssentials webinar series is our premier digital educational platform featuring a variety of programs allowing us to provide you timely, engaging and essential education when you need it most. The Fireside Chat series of NCIA’s #IndustryEssentials webinars are an exclusive monthly opportunity for NCIA members to hear from our government relations team and guests about the latest developments in federal policy LIVE.

Cannabis is now legal for adult-use in 15 states plus the District of Columbia and medical marijuana is legal in 36– but none of the companies legally operating in these states has ever been able to sell their products outside of the state they’re licensed in. The primary reason for this, of course, due to cannabis’ status as a Schedule I Controlled Substance. Numerous states, however, have sought to avoid or mitigate the impact of the CSA by creating self-contained intrastate cannabis markets in which cannabis cultivators and manufactures may only legally sell their products under state law to retailers within the same state.

The reasons for these policy implications go back decades. During this webinar, you will learn about interstate commerce, but also about the history behind it as we delve into the implementation of the Commerce Clause. We’ll also look at alcohol’s past, discuss the U.S. both pre- and post-18th Amendment, and look at the precedence for interstate commerce compacts.

To learn about all of this, join NCIA’s government relations team along with Adam Smith of the Alliance for Sensible Markets and Trevor Burrus of the Cato Institute as they discuss the progress to begin legal cannabis commerce between states. We will be focusing on interstate commerce, but you won’t want to miss the opportunity to also ask a member of the CATO team about their new legalization report for 2021. Additionally, our team will highlight opportunities to advance interstate commerce through action taken in Washington, D.C.


• Michael Correia, Director of Government Relations, NCIA
• Michelle Rutter Friberg, Deputy Director of Government Relations, NCIA
• Adam Smith, Founder and President, Alliance for Sensible Markets
• Trevor Burrus, Research Fellow, Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute

• Have questions about this event? Please reach out to events@thecannabisindustry.org.

• Have questions about your membership or interested in joining? Please reach out to membership@thecannabisindustry.org.

Event Details

Feb 24 2021
Wednesday | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
#IndustryEssentials Webinar Series
FREE (NCIA Members Only)

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