ICYMI: Incoming Senate Banking Committee Chairman Open to Cannabis Banking Reform
November 11, 2020

Senator Pat Toomey Says Cannabis Businesses Should  Have Access to Banking Services WASHINGTON – Incoming Senate Banking Committee Chairman Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) is open to supporting legislation that would provide cannabis businesses with access to banking services, according to recent reports in Politico. “I am sympathetic to the idea that people who are involved…

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NCR Statement on Postponement of MORE Act Vote
September 17, 2020

WASHINGTON – The National Cannabis Roundtable today commented on the decision to postpone a House vote on the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act (MORE Act). “One thing that has become clear in this Congress, is that it is no longer a matter of if, but when the federal prohibition on cannabis ends.  This Congress…

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MORE Act Would Represent Historic Victory for Communities Adversely Affected by the War on Drugs, Says NCR
September 1, 2020

WASHINGTON – The National Cannabis Roundtable today applauded the scheduling of a floor vote on the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act (MORE Act). “The MORE Act represents a historic victory for communities adversely affected by the War on Drugs and provides more opportunities in the cannabis industry for minority and women-owned businesses.  As this…

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Statement from the National Cannabis Roundtable
June 3, 2020

George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor.  We say their names. The National Cannabis Roundtable stands against racism and the injustices disproportionately affecting black men and women – the same communities that have been disproportionately impacted by the failed, decades-long War on Drugs. Since our founding, the National Cannabis Roundtable has fully recognized that systems and institutions…

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NCR Announces Leadership Changes
May 13, 2020

 Schwazze Joins NCR New Partnership With Minorities for Medical Marijuana WASHINGTON – The National Cannabis Roundtable (NCR) today announced changes to its leadership, naming Charlie Bachtell, CEO and co-founder of Cresco Labs, as Chairman, and Kim Rivers, CEO of Trulieve, as Second Vice Chair. Bachtell replaces Kevin P. Murphy as Chairman. Dr. Chanda Macias will…

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US House of Representatives Includes SAFE Banking Act In New Economic Stimulus Bill
May 12, 2020

Access to Banking Services Will Protect Jobs In Fastest Growing Sector of the US Economy WASHINGTON – Legislation introduced today in the US House of Representatives would provide cannabis businesses and ancillary service providers that conduct businesses with cannabis related companies access to fundamental banking services.  The language is part of the CARES II package…

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Federal Stimulus Funds for Cannabis Businesses Would Save Tens of Thousands of American Jobs, New Survey Finds
May 12, 2020

85% of Cannabis Companies Would Save Jobs With Access to Relief Funds WASHINGTON – A new national survey from Leafly and the National Cannabis Roundtable shows that providing cannabis businesses COVID-19 federal relief and stimulus funds would save tens of thousands of jobs in a significant sector of US employment. Eighty five percent of companies…

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Cannabis Businesses Should Be Eligible for Same Economic Relief as Other Small Businesses, Says NCR
April 23, 2020

WASHINGTON – New legislation introduced today in the House of Representatives by Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) would allow cannabis businesses to access relief funds through the Paycheck Protection Program.  Under current law, cannabis businesses that have been declared essential by states are barred from accessing loans from the Small Business…

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Open Letter to Governors Regarding COVID-19
March 18, 2020

As cases of COVID-19 continue to spread across our nation, countless medical cannabis patients are faced with the challenge and concern of being able to access their medicine. There are more than 3 million Americans who rely on medical cannabis for their health and well being (there are more than 500,000 patients in Oklahoma and…

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