SAFE Banking Act Will Increase Transparency, Safety, and Access to Capital, says NCR
September 25, 2019

Washington, DC – The US House of Representatives today passed the Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act (SAFE Banking Act). The SAFE Banking Act would prevent regulators from taking action against banks or credit unions that serve state-legal cannabis businesses. “The SAFE Banking Act will make our communities safer, allow state and local governments to collect taxes more…

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National Cannabis Roundtable Joins Women Grow to Discuss Access to Banking Services for Cannabis Businesses and Its Impact on Minority Communities and Women
September 13, 2019

NCR Sponsors Event Led by Women Grow at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Leadership Conference WASHINGTON – The National Cannabis Roundtable (NCR) today joined Women Grow at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Leadership Conference in Washington, DC to discuss how access to banking for cannabis businesses will benefit minority communities and women.  The panel,…

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NCR Statement on CDC Vaping Investigation
September 12, 2019

WASHINGTON – The National Cannabis Roundtable (NCR) released the following statement in response to the Centers for Disease Control’s vaping investigation: “Health concerns about vaping must be taken seriously and require immediate attention and careful study.  As businesses and investors in the legal cannabis industry, all of our members take regulatory compliance as an absolute…

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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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