Women and Minorities Need Cannabis Reform Now: NCR Executive Director, Vice Chair Address MJBizCon Today
October 21, 2021

Las Vegas, NV – National Cannabis Roundtable (NCR) Executive Director Saphira Galoob and NCR’s Vice-Chair, Dr. Chanda Macias of the National Holistic Healing Center, will address convention-goers tonight at MJBizCon as members of the panel “Empowering Women in Cannabis.” The event begins at 5:00pm PT. Galoob released excerpts today from her notes: OUR LEADERSHIP –…

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NCR Forms Advisory Board to Advance Cannabis Reform Priorities
September 30, 2021

The National Cannabis Roundtable has formed the NCR Advisory Board, comprised of prominent cannabis thought leaders from around the nation, to advance their three primary priorities for federal cannabis reform: to nurture a growing industry, protect consumers and foster social equity. Saphira Galoob, NCR Executive Director, said “As cannabis reform gains momentum in this Congress,…

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Promise of Cannabis Reform Improves, New Senate Bill a Historic Step
July 14, 2021

“The Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act is a historic step on the road to federal cannabis reform. It is a thoughtful, comprehensive approach which seeks to address the complex issues, while unlocking the potential benefits that a vibrant cannabis policy framework can bring.” “Over the weeks to come we are committed to working with the…

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Roundtable and Leafly Say to Congress: Cannabis Equals Jobs, Equity
May 19, 2021

The National Cannabis Roundtable and Leafly will jointly brief federal policy makers, including cannabis legislation author Ron Wyden, Hill policy staff and other cannabis stakeholders on Wednesday in a virtual event, “Cannabis Jobs Count: The 2021 Leafly Jobs Report.” The message for policy makers: bridge the differences and seize the opportunities for cannabis reform. Kathleen…

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Statement on the Passage of HR 1996 – SAFE Banking Act
April 19, 2021

April 20th – or 4/20 as it is known in the cannabis community – is practically a national holiday for cannabis advocates. For us, it is a day to note the progress of cannabis reform in America and 4/20/21 promises to be a benchmark year in which cannabis reform takes permanent hold in Washington. For…

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SAFE Act Would Create Jobs, Promote Equity, Make Communities Safer
March 18, 2021

Roundtable Letter to Bill Authors Highlights the Win, Win, Win of Cannabis Reform The National Cannabis Roundtable applauded the introduction of the Secure and Fair Enforcement Act (SAFE) Banking Act in the House of Representatives today, noting its benefits to the economy, social equity, public safety and accountability. SAFE creates a safe harbor for financial…

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Obama HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to be Honorary Co-Chair
February 9, 2021

Joins Former House Speaker John Boehner to the Growing Marijuana Group The National Cannabis Roundtable (NCR) announced today that former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has been named Honorary Co-Chair, joining former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner to lead the growing industry group. NCR Chairman Charlie Bachtell of Cresco Labs spoke for the…

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Medical Cannabis Research Vote Marks Another Win for Patients and Reform
December 9, 2020

Lifting Restrictions on Research Will Improve Lives of Patients and Veterans, Says NCR WASHINGTON – The National Cannabis Roundtable (NCR) today applauded the passage of the Medical Marijuana Research Act (HR 3797) by the U.S. House of Representatives, marking another win for cannabis reform in the final days of the Congress.  Today’s vote comes on…

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MORE Act Vote Caps Off Most Pro-Cannabis Reform Congress Ever
December 4, 2020

More Work to Be Done to End Prohibition on Federal Cannabis and Ensure Social Equity in the Cannabis Industry  WASHINGTON – The National Cannabis Roundtable (NCR) today applauded the passage of the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act (MORE Act) and pledged to continue working to promote social justice and equity in the cannabis industry. “This…

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