As Bipartisan Support for Cannabis Banking Reform Grows, Congress Should Advance SAFE Banking Act, says NCR
July 23, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Cannabis Roundtable (NCR) applauds the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee for holding today’s hearing to examine cannabis banking reform. NCR commends Chairman Mike Crapo (R-ID) for holding the hearing and Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) for their leadership on cannabis reform. A recording of the…

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NCR Calls for Passage of STATES Act in Comments to House Panel
July 19, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Cannabis Roundtable (NCR) today called on Congress to pass the STATES Act in comments to the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.  NCR’s comments are in response to the Committee’s hearing entitled “Marijuana Laws in America: Racial Justice and the Need for Reform” held on July…

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Congress Should Advance SAFE Banking Act as Senate Panel Reviews Cannabis Banking Reform, says NCR
July 17, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Cannabis Roundtable (NCR) is calling on the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee to advance the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE Act) as it considers reforms to cannabis banking laws at an upcoming hearing on Tuesday July, 23 at 10 AM EST.  NCR applauded Chairman Mike Crapo (R-ID) for…

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NCR Calls for Adoption of STATES Act as House Panel Reviews Cannabis Reform
July 10, 2019

NCR to Submit Comments for the Record WASHINGTON, DC – The National Cannabis Roundtable (NCR) today called on Congress to pass the STATES Act as the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security reviews federal cannabis laws.  NCR will submit official comments for the record. “As we move closer to the inevitable…

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House Passes First Ever Legislation to Protect All Legally Operating Cannabis Businesses
June 20, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives today for the first time ever passed legislation that would protect all legally operating cannabis businesses from interference by the federal government.  Under the Blumenauer-McClintock-Norton amendment, the Department of Justice (DOJ) would be restricted from interfering in the 11 states that have legalized the adult consumption of cannabis. …

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New Appropriations Language Protects Legally Operating CannabisBusinesses and Financial Institutions
June 4, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC – Thanks to the leadership of Congressman David Joyce (R-OH) and Congressman Charlie Crist (D-FL), the latest draft of the House Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) Appropriations bill includes a provision prohibiting funds from being used to punish financial institutions serving cannabis businesses. “Cannabis companies shouldn’t be punished for employing millions of…

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NCR Doubles Membership Since February Launch
May 22, 2019

WASHINGTON – The National Cannabis Roundtable (NCR) today announced that it has doubled its membership since launching the organization in February of this year.  NCR members operate in 23 states with legal cannabis programs, including the District of Columbia, and include growers, processors, dispensers, investors and entrepreneurs. “NCR is growing fast because we are seeing…

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NCR Applauds Top Law Enforcement Officials for Supporting Cannabis Banking Reform
May 8, 2019

Majority of State Attorneys General Urge Congress to Support SAFE Banking Act Washington DC – The National Cannabis Roundtable today applauded the National Association of Attorneys General and a bipartisan group of 38 state attorneys general for urging Congress to pass the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act. The conflict between state and federal…

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ICYMI: Top Financial Services Leaders from 24 States and U.S Territories Call for Cannabis Banking Reform
April 25, 2019

Washington DC – Momentum for bipartisan cannabis reform continues to build as Congress gets closer to passing legislation that would allow legally operating cannabis companies to access financial markets and basic banking services.  According to a recent CBS poll, support for cannabis reform has reached an all-time high, with 65 percent of respondents supporting legal…

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