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. …

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

Bipartisan Momentum Builds for Common Sense Cannabis Reform
April 4, 2019

Washington, DC – Bipartisan momentum in Congress for cannabis reform continues to build with the introduction of legislation to protect the authority of states, territories, and tribes to determine the best approach to regulating cannabis within their borders.   The National Cannabis Roundtable (NCR) supports the Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States (STATES) Act as…

Read More

NCR Applauds Committee Passage of SAFE Act
March 28, 2019

NCR Applauds Committee Passage of SAFE Act Washington DC – The National Cannabis Roundtable (NCR) applauded the passage of the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act out of House Financial Services Committee. “Providing legally operating businesses with access to banking and capital markets is a necessary step toward comprehensive cannabis reform,” said Terry Holt,…

Read More

“Bank, Track and Tax” – NCR says SAFE Act Would Secure Billions of Dollars in Cannabis Revenue
February 13, 2019

“Bank, Track and Tax” – NCR says SAFE Act Would Secure Billions of Dollars in Cannabis Revenue Washington, DC – In testimony submitted today to the House Financial Services Committee, The National Cannabis Roundtable (NCR) called for a “bank, track and tax” approach to reforming current U.S. banking laws and called for legislative action on…

Read More

New Industry Group, the National Cannabis Roundtable, Launches with Former House Speaker John Boehner as Honorary Chairman
February 8, 2019

Washington – A new organization featuring former Speaker of the House John Boehner as honorary chairman is launching a national campaign to reform federal cannabis laws. The National Cannabis Roundtable will advocate for a rational legal framework for cannabis reform in the United States. “As the cannabis industry grows and matures, it’s vital that we…

Read More