• September 6, 2017

    NCIA Statement on House Rules Committee Decision to Block House Vote on Marijuana-related Appropriations Amendments, Including Medical Cannabis Protections

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 7, 2017 Contact: Aaron Smith, Executive Director (888) 683-5650 – communications@thecannabisindustry.org NCIA Statement on House Rules Committee Decision to Block House Vote on Marijuana-related Appropriations Amendments, Including Medical Cannabis Protections The Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment, which protects state medical marijuana laws, is currently included in the Senate Appropriations bill; Conference committee could include amendment in…

  • July 27, 2017

    NCIA Statement on Senate Appropriations Approval of Medical Marijuana Protections

    Washington, DC – National Cannabis Industry Association executive director Aaron Smith issued the below statement in response to the Senate Appropriations Committee’s approval by voice vote today for the renewal of medical marijuana protections in the Department of Justice budget. The provision, commonly known as the Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment, was offered in the committee by Sen….

  • April 3, 2017

    Media Release: Governors Urge Trump Administration to Respect State Marijuana Laws

    Governors of First Four States to Regulate Adult Cannabis Sales Urge Trump Administration to Maintain Existing DOJ/Treasury Policies Governors tell Attorney General Sessions and Treasury Secretary Mnuchin, “Changes that hurt the regulated market would divert existing marijuana product into the black market and increase dangerous activity in both our states and our neighboring states” Washington,…

  • March 30, 2017

    Media Release: Sweeping Bipartisan Marijuana Bills Introduced in Congress

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 30, 2017 Contact: Aaron Smith, Executive Director (303) 223-3554 — aaron@thecannabisindustry.org Bipartisan Members of U.S. Senate and House Introduce Sweeping Measures to Reform Marijuana Policy and Support Cannabis Businesses In a key development, Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), Republican member of House Ways and Means Committee, joins Rep. Earl Blumenauer as lead…

  • February 23, 2017

    National Cannabis Industry Association Statement on Press Secretary’s Comments Regarding Trump Administration Marijuana Policy

    Washington, DC – National Cannabis Industry Association executive director Aaron Smith issued the following statement in response to Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s comments regarding the Trump Administration’s marijuana policy in the press briefing today: “It would be a mistake for the Department of Justice to overthrow the will of the voters and state governments who…

  • February 8, 2017

    NCIA Statement on Confirmation of Sen. Sessions for Attorney General

    Washington, DC – National Cannabis Industry Association executive director Aaron Smith issued the following statement in response to Senator Jeff Sessions’ confirmation as new U.S. Attorney General: “We look forward to Attorney General Sessions maintaining the current federal policy of respect for legal, regulated cannabis programs in the states, and we will work with him…

  • February 3, 2017

    RELEASE: NCIA Announces Winners of First-Ever Cannavation and Cannatech Awards

    Cannabis industry leaders in cultivation, infused products and extraction, and sales strategies honored at national business-to-business seed to sale show   DENVER — The National Cannabis Industry Association, the only national trade association representing the businesses of the legal marijuana industry, yesterday announced the first-ever winners of the NCIA Cannavation and Cannatech Awards, as well as…

  • January 10, 2017

    NCIA Statement on Sen. Sessions’ Comments Today Regarding Marijuana Policy

    Washington, DC – National Cannabis Industry Association executive director Aaron Smith issued the following statement in response to Sen. Jeff Sessions’ comments about the federal approach to marijuana policy in today’s Attorney General confirmation hearing: “In today’s hearing, Senator Sessions indicated that the Justice Department’s current guidelines for marijuana policy enforcement are ‘truly valuable’ in…

  • January 10, 2017

    NCIA Launches “We Are The Cannabis Industry” Campaign with Profiles, Digital Ads

    Washington, D.C. – The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) today launched We Are The Cannabis Industry, a campaign designed to tell the stories of real people who work in America’s legal marijuana industry and highlight how the emerging business sector is creating significant benefits for both individuals and the economy. “Cannabis businesses generate billions of…

  • November 18, 2016

    NCIA Statement on Nomination of Sen. Sessions for Attorney General

    Washington, DC – National Cannabis Industry Association executive director Aaron Smith issued the following statement in response to President-elect Donald Trump’s decision to nominate Senator Jeff Sessions for attorney general: “Voters in 28 states have chosen programs that shift cannabis from the criminal market to highly regulated, tax-paying businesses. Senator Sessions has long advocated for state…