WASHINGTON, D.C. – National Cannabis Roundtable Advisory Board Member Senator Cory Gardner partnered with Congressman David Joyce of Ohio to co-author an op-ed in USA Today on the need for federal cannabis reform. Saphira Galoob, Executive Director and CEO of the National Cannabis Roundtable issued the following statement:
“Former Senator Gardner and Congressman Joyce are two of the cannabis industry’s greatest champions, and their op-ed is a true testament and roadmap to want achievable cannabis reform could look like. These cannabis champions call for passage of the SAFE Banking Act, expansion of cannabis research, Congressional action to remedy disproportionate consequences of cannabis criminalization, and highlight the importance of federal regulators in developing frameworks that ensure safe production and consumption.” said Saphira Galoob.
Senator Gardner and Congressman Joyce have actively called for changes to federal cannabis laws. The two first joined forces on the 2018 STATES Act with Congressman Earl Blumenauer and Senator Elizabeth Warren.
“The simple truth is that continued federal cannabis prohibition is neither tenable nor the will of the American electorate. It’s time for Congress to act on achievable, incremental cannabis reform that can build the bipartisan consensus necessary to become law and improve millions of lives.” said Congressman Dave Joyce and Senator Cory Gardner.
The op-ed details that 91% of Americans support either medical or recreational cannabis legalization, and 47 states have legalized cannabis to some degree.
“National Cannabis Roundtable is fortunate to have Senator Gardner serve on its advisory board, and knows that David Joyce is the leading, credible conservative cannabis voice on Capitol Hill. Their combined effort shows that there is a pathway forward for cannabis progress this congress if there is the political will.” added Galoob.
The USA Today op-ed is here.
NCR’s press release is here.