The National Cannabis Industry Association’s priority is to defend and advance the interests of the responsible cannabis industry in our nation’s capital. Central to our mission, is the belief that our members should be treated fairly under federal law and that the cannabis industry must like any other legitimate business sector in this country.
State-legal cannabis businesses should not pay higher effective tax rates than other businesses or struggle to find bank accounts. And business owners certainly should not face the possibility of arrest and prosecution by federal authorities when they are acting in compliance with state and local laws.
In addition to direct lobbying for changes in the law, NCIA promotes the economic benefits of the cannabis industry to an audience largely unfamiliar with the incredible progress being seen across the country. We make sure that the industry is given the credit it deserves for creating good jobs, generating tax revenue and operating in a manner that best serves its customers, while respecting societal concerns.
There are many issues that the burgeoning cannabis industry faces and NCIA is on the front lines tackling these issues on behalf of it's members.
NCIA supports legislation that would align federal cannabis policies with the successful programs regulating cannabis in the majority of U.S. states.
NCIA’s Policy Council is the cannabis industry’s policy “think tank,” leading the development of robust public policy recommendations for the state-legal cannabis industry. Policy Council members provide critical thought leadership in the form of recommendations on important policy matters that will shape the future of the industry for years to come.
The NCIA-PAC is the most-respected federal Political Action Committee (PAC) for cannabis industry professionals and provides contributions to candidates for public office who support forward-thinking reforms that respect state cannabis laws and protect the legal industry. Like any other industry PAC, the NCIA-PAC is vital to the political future of the emerging cannabis sector and gives cannabis professionals a united voice in the political process.
NCIA keeps a scorecard of where members of Congress stand on key cannabis reform issues, including medical marijuana, adult-use, and banking access, and which members of Congress have co-sponsored priority industry legislation.
By being involved in our democracy, we can make a difference. NCIA provides ways you can take action to support reform unfair federal policies impacting your business and promote the growth and expansion of our industry.
Just by making a quick phone call or sending a short letter, we can share our personal stories, policy views, and let our voices be heard. NCIA helps connect you to your elected officials and provides tips for effective communication.
NCIA strongly encourages responsible and socially conscious business practices for the cannabis industry. This includes general guidelines for effective and responsible marketing practices and promoting a culture of community engagement within the industry.Get Involved Now