National Cannabis Roundtable Responds to Cannabis Regulator’s Letter Urging Policy Action to Address Current Cannabis Banking Situation in States
May 18, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the Cannabis Regulators Association (CANNRA) – a nonpartisan, non-profit organization that convenes government officials involved in cannabis regulation across more than 40 states and territories – issued a letter illustrating the impacts that a lack of financial and banking services has had on cannabis businesses, those working with the cannabis industry,…

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National Cannabis Roundtable Applauds Bipartisan Letter Advocating for SAFE Banking Act’s Inclusion in the final American Competitiveness, Jobs and Innovation Package
May 12, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the National Cannabis Roundtable thanked a bipartisan group of 24 Senators for sending a letter to Congressional leadership requesting that the text of the Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act (SAFE Banking Act) of 2021 be included in the final conferenced American competitiveness, jobs, and innovation package. “With nearly a quarter…

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National Cannabis Roundtable Applauds Introduction of Cannabis Commission Bill Congressman Joyce and Jefferies Lead Bill to Establish Federal Cannabis Framework
April 15, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The PREPARE Act (Preparing Regulators Effectively for a Post-Prohibition Adult Use Regulated Environment) was introduced by Congressman David Joyce (OH-14), Congressman Hakeem Jefferies (NY-8), and Congressman Brian Mast (FL-18), to propose the role of Federal regulatory agencies upon the legalization of cannabis. Executive Director of the National Cannabis Roundtable Saphira Galoob issued…

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National Cannabis Roundtable Celebrates Vote on the Marijuana Opportunity and Reinvestment Act (H.R. 3617)
April 1, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. — For the second time the U.S. House of Representatives has passed the Marijuana Opportunity and Reinvestment Act (“MORE Act”), voting to end federal cannabis prohibition. Executive Director of the National Cannabis Roundtable Saphira Galoob issued the following statement: “Far too many Americans have been ensnared in the criminal justice system because of…

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National Cannabis Roundtable Advisory Board Member Gary Hess featured in Washington Post
March 31, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C.—NCR is proud to see NCR Advisory Board member Gary Hess featured in the Washington Post. Congratulations, Gary! And a special shout out to Senator Tom Davis for the diligence, hard work and time he has put into his medical cannabis bill. Thank you! Click “Read More” to read the full Washington Post article.

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National Cannabis Roundtable Believes Incremental Steps are the Most Likely Path to Federal Cannabis Reform
March 1, 2022

On the topic of Cannabis reform, a recent article in MJBizDaily featured quotes by Saphira Galoob—principal and CEO of The Liaison Group. Galoob noted, “It’s important to focus on the most politically palatable and plausible ways to make progress….I think legalization is more of a process than a moment.” According to the article Galoob also…

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National Cannabis Roundtable Advisory Board Member Cory Gardner Calls for Sensible, Incremental Cannabis Reform
February 21, 2022

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…

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NCR Applauds Testimony of Amber Littlejohn of the Minority Cannabis Business Association before House Financial Services Committee
February 18, 2022

Washington, DC – Amber Littlejohn of the Minority Cannabis Business Association (“MCBA”) delivered remarks before the House Financial Services Committee. National Cannabis Roundtable (“NCR”) Executive Director and CEO Saphira Galoob issued the following statement of support: “The National Cannabis Roundtable strongly supports the policy changes raised by Amber Littlejohn, Esq. and the Minority Cannabis Business…

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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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