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Main Street Cannabis is Going to Washington

May 14-16, 2024

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NCIA’s 12th Annual Cannabis Industry Lobby Days


Join us from May 14-16, 2024, as we gather in person once again in Washington, D.C. for the National Cannabis Industry Association’s premier advocacy event!

This is your opportunity to stand alongside fellow industry leaders and passionately advocate for the critical issues impacting small cannabis businesses. Connect with national lawmakers to share your personal stories that resonate with the needs of Main Street Cannabis businesses while making meaningful connections with industry colleagues and advocates from across the nation

New to citizen lobbying? No worries! We provide comprehensive online training before the event and pair you with seasoned industry leaders who can guide you in finding your voice.

What to Look Forward To:

  • Pre-event online training sessions
  • A packed day of impactful meetings
  • Opening networking reception to connect with fellow attendees
  • Closing event featuring key allies in Congress

In an exciting development, we’re pleased to announce that, for the first time, we are extending participation to representatives of non-NCIA member businesses. This expansion is driven by our commitment to ensuring that the Voice of Main Street Cannabis is as diverse and representative of the entire industry as possible.

For our valued NCIA members, rest assured that you will receive exclusive benefits, including deep discounts on registration and VIP access while in D.C. This is our way of expressing gratitude for your ongoing support and dedication to the cannabis community.

Act now to take advantage of the most affordable options and secure your spot. Don’t delay—book your travel arrangements as soon as possible to make the most of this opportunity to advocate for the cannabis industry. Join us in shaping the future together!

Are you interested in sponsorship opportunities for your company at NCIA’s most important event of the year? Contact us at sponsorship@thecannabisindustry.org to find out more!

Event Details

May 14-16 2024
Tuesday | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Washington, D.C.
United States
$75 - Members /// $175 - Non-Members
Early Bird Pricing Expires on 01/31 (Limited availability, book now!)

Schedule of Events

Tuesday, May 14

6:00PM - 8:00PM
Welcome Reception

Wednesday, May 15

8:00AM - 9:00AM
Morning Training Session

9:00AM - 5:30PM
Congressional Meetings on The Hill

6:00PM - 9:00PM
Closing Celebration w/ Congressional Champions & VIPs

Thursday, May 16

9:00AM - 2:00PM
Congressional Meetings on The Hill

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Join us for the Stakeholder Summit Series on the Road to Lobby Days!

Frequently Asked Questions

When should I arrive?

It is advised you arrive in advance of the evening Welcome Reception for NCIA’s Lobby Days taking place on Tuesday, May 14 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

When should I leave?

There will be a shorter day of meetings on Thursday, May 16th. Please feel free to leave after 2:30pm that day. Of course, if you need to leave earlier, just let the NCIA team know.

Where will Lobby Days events be taking place?

All Lobby Days meetings throughout the day on May 15 and 16 will be taking place within several buildings surrounding the U.S. Capitol. Locations for networking functions and training are still being planned but will be located within 2 miles from the Capitol Building.

When will I get my schedule?

Our team is scheduling meetings up until the last moment possible! As a result, you can expect to get your schedule, team assignments, and meeting details at the start of the event.

Will there be training?

Yes, there will be lobbying training provided by NCIA’s government relations team. Live webinars will occur on Tuesday, May 7th at 12pm ET and Thursday, May 9th at 3pm ET.

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 Wednesday, May 15.

Will I get to meet any Members of Congress?

If you want to meet some of the cannabis industry’s legislative champions, you won’t want to miss our Closing Celebration on Wednesday, May 15th.

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 important — 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 during our Capitol Hill meetings.

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NCIA is leading the cannabis industry's unified and coordinated campaign to ensure our business sector is treated fairly and has the opportunity to reach its full potential. Now - more than ever - is the time to invest in your business and the future of the industry by becoming a member.

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