Every day, our Government Relations team is keeping our finger on the pulse of what’s happening on the Hill and how it affects our industry. In this case, we have important news from D.C. about movement to fix the banking crisis faced by cannabis industry operators.
Watch this video to learn more about the historic hearing that took place on February 13 in the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions. They held the first ever hearing on marijuana and financial services, entitled: Challenges and Solutions: Access to Banking Services for Cannabis-Related Businesses. Up for discussion was a new version of the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act.
There’s no better way to stay informed and connected with what’s happening in federal policy than by being a member of NCIA – the largest and most influential national trade association representing the legal cannabis industry. We fight on your behalf year-round in the halls of Congress for our industry to be treated fairly like any other legitimate industry in this country.
Be sure to register in advance for our popular Cannabis Caucus event series – tickets are complimentary for NCIA members, and a limited number of non-member tickets are available. Join us throughout the month of March in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Lansing, and Philadelphia. For more information, visit our website.
And now is the time to start planning your trip to Washington, D.C. to join us on Capitol Hill! For the 9th year in a row, we’re hosting our Annual Cannabis Industry Lobby Days on May 21-23. This is your chance to walk the halls of Congress and make your voice heard about the unfair tax and banking policies that cripple our industry. This event is exclusively for current NCIA members, so if you’d like to join us for what NCIA members say is “the most important and exciting NCIA event of the year,” then now is the time to join NCIA at one of our three levels of membership, and then join us in May in our nation’s capitol.
If you’re already planning to join us, now is a perfect time to read up on our latest Policy Council report to learn more about priorities for our industry in the 116th Congress.