Our most impactful advocacy event of the year brings hundreds of cannabis industry professionals to Washington D.C. to tell their stories and urge their representatives to fix the federal policies crippling our industry. At #NCIALobbyDays, NCIA members get the opportunity to come together to make their voices heard in the halls of Congress, while simultaneously forging strong relationships with the most influential leaders in the cannabis industry.
WHY IS CANNABIS INDUSTRY LOBBY DAYS IMPORTANT?
Over the last several years the cannabis industry has experienced unparalleled economic growth. But, as business owners in the industry, we know first hand that this success also comes with persistent challenges. As long as we still experience the crippling effects of federal policies like 280E and unfair banking regulations, our success is merely potential.
This is why it is essential that cannabis business owners are also industry advocates. With the challenges posed by the current administration and the uncertain federal policies governing our industry, it is critical that we make our voices heard on Capitol Hill.
Join 300+ cannabis industry professionals at NCIA’s 8th Annual Cannabis Industry Lobby Days on May 21-23 in Washington, D.C. to advocate for our industry and forge a unified front with the industry’s most politically engaged leaders.
NCIA-PAC FUNDRAISER AT #NCIALOBBYDAYS
For NCIA members, the NCIA-PAC Fundraiser is taking place the evening of Tuesday, May 22 at #NCIALobbyDays.
Attendees of the NCIA-PAC fundraiser will have a chance to meet directly with the leading members of Congress who are fighting for the industry. Last year’s PAC fundraiser was attended by nearly 10 congressional leaders who connected with Lobby Days participants including, Reps. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), and Salud Carbajal (D-CA).
The going rate for a fundraiser in D.C. is $1,000 or more but Lobby Days participants will be able to gain access for just a $150 donation to the NCIA-PAC.
Interested in elevating your brand in front of NCIA’s most engaged members while supporting our important work defending the industry in DC? Check out our Lobby Days sponsorship opportunities and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- When should I arrive?
It is advised you arrive in advance of the the Welcome Reception for NCIA’s Lobby Days on Monday, May 21, at 6:30 PM.
- When should I leave?
You are welcome to leave after the last meetings at 4:00 PM on May 23.
- 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. Note: Lobby Days participants who wish to fly United are eligible for a 2-10% discount on airfare by using promotional code: ZF64610243 (use the “advanced search” option when booking online).
- 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.
LOBBY DAYS EVENT SCHEDULE
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Monday, May 21
9:00 – 6:00 PM: Attendees Arrive in Washington, D.C.
6:30 – 9:00 PM: Welcome Reception
Tuesday, May 22
8:00 – 9:30 AM: Mandatory Breakfast Lobbying Training
10:00 – 11:00 AM: Class Photo
12:00 – 5:00 PM: Lobby Days Meetings
6:00 – 9:00 PM: Evening NCIA-PAC Fundraiser*
*Only individuals who have given NCIA permission to solicit donations for NCIA-PAC may attend this reception.
Wednesday, May 23
9:30 – 10:00 AM: Press Conference
10:00 – 4:00 PM: Lobby Days Meetings
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!