This, That and the Other Things

In a major setback to Colorado cannabis licensees and their efforts to access outside capital, on Tuesday, Governor John Hickenlooper vetoed HB 1011 which would have allowed out-of state investment. CBE published “Colorado House Bill 1011 could have ramifications world-wide in the Cannabis Industry” on April 30th anticipating his decision […]

Steve Fox, Leading Advocate for the Legalization and Regulation of Cannabis, Assumes Expanded Role in Cannabis Industry’s Federal Lobbying Efforts

PRESS RELEASE Long-time federal lobbyist, NCIA co-founder, and manager of Colorado’s successful 2012 legalization initiative to provide strategic guidance and direct lobbying services. NCIA further expands DC presence with the addition of marijuana policy veteran Morgan Fox as media relations director WASHINGTON, DC – The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) is […]

NCIA Federal Policy Update: Q&A with Aaron Smith

The Justice Department rescinding the Cole Memo, the Omnibus bill including Leahy Amendment protections, a host of potential bills for federal cannabis policy change: a lot has been happening in Washington D.C. recently with respect to cannabis business. With the National Cannabis Industry Association’s (NCIA) Cannabis Business Summit in San […]

Senate Committee Votes to Keep Medical Cannabis Protections

The Senate Appropriations Committee approved the amendment to continue protecting state-legal medical cannabis markets from the Department of Justice. The amendment, previously known as the Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment, prevents the DOJ from using funds to target medical cannabis operations, patients and businesses in states where it is legal. Every time Congress reviews […]