Announcing NCIA’s January – June 2016 Events Calendar

As we head into the new year, we wanted to share with you our upcoming event calendar for the first 6 months of 2016! This includes the Q1 and Q2 events in our new event series, the Quarterly Cannabis Caucuses, a fundraiser for our federal PAC where members of our Board of Directors will be present, our 6th annual Federal Lobby Days, and our 3rd annual Cannabis Business Summit.

Click on the images below for more information on the upcoming events.

Quarterly Cannabis Caucuses

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6th Annual Federal Lobby Days
Cannabis Business Summit

So what are you waiting for? Register for an upcoming event today!


Do you have questions regarding any upcoming events in your area or others across the country? Reach out to any time with your questions, comments, or concerns.

Interested in sponsoring one or a series of events in a particular region throughout the year in order to gain valuable exposure for your company to our nationwide network of established business owners? Please contact Brian Gilbert at for more information on series rates and associated discounts for packages.

Interested in speaking at the upcoming Cannabis Business Summit? Please contact for more information on remaining opportunities.

NCIA’s 4th Annual Lobby Days Take the Hill by Storm

On Wednesday, March 12, more than 60 cannabis industry professionals from across the country descended on our nation’s capital for NCIA’s 4th Annual Lobby Days. Led by NCIA director of government relations Michael Correia, these members spent two full days meeting with Congressional members and their staffs to talk about the critical federal issues facing the cannabis industry.

At a standing-room-only briefing on Capitol Hill Thursday morning, Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), and Jared Polis (R-CO) explained their support for cannabis policy reform, and prominent national pollster Celinda Lake shared up-to-date research showing that Americans’ support for legal marijuana has grown dramatically in recent years.

More than 60 official meetings with Congressional staff gave the visiting NCIA members a chance to make a personal case about the need for banking and tax reform for the industry and show the nation’s policy-makers what the true face of the legal cannabis industry looks like.

In addition to the busy schedule of meetings, NCIA’s Lobby Days garnered an impressive array of media attention from national news outlets, including the a front-page story in the Washington Post, as well as coverage from USA Today, and Yahoo News.

A Day in the Life of a Marijuana Lobbyist – Yahoo News

Marijuana Industry Delegation’s Pitch on Legalized Pot: It’s Just Good Business – Washington Post

Medical Marijuana Stores Blocked from Federal Tax Breaks – USA Today

NCIA Lobby Days Photos from Kim Sidwell of Cannabis Camera

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