SAFE Act Would Create Jobs, Promote Equity, Make Communities Safer
March 18, 2021

Roundtable Letter to Bill Authors Highlights the Win, Win, Win of Cannabis Reform The National Cannabis Roundtable applauded the introduction of the Secure and Fair Enforcement Act (SAFE) Banking Act in the House of Representatives today, noting its benefits to the economy, social equity, public safety and accountability. SAFE creates a safe harbor for financial…

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Obama HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to be Honorary Co-Chair
February 9, 2021

Joins Former House Speaker John Boehner to the Growing Marijuana Group The National Cannabis Roundtable (NCR) announced today that former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has been named Honorary Co-Chair, joining former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner to lead the growing industry group. NCR Chairman Charlie Bachtell of Cresco Labs spoke for the…

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Medical Cannabis Research Vote Marks Another Win for Patients and Reform
December 9, 2020

Lifting Restrictions on Research Will Improve Lives of Patients and Veterans, Says NCR WASHINGTON – The National Cannabis Roundtable (NCR) today applauded the passage of the Medical Marijuana Research Act (HR 3797) by the U.S. House of Representatives, marking another win for cannabis reform in the final days of the Congress.  Today’s vote comes on…

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MORE Act Vote Caps Off Most Pro-Cannabis Reform Congress Ever
December 4, 2020

More Work to Be Done to End Prohibition on Federal Cannabis and Ensure Social Equity in the Cannabis Industry  WASHINGTON – The National Cannabis Roundtable (NCR) today applauded the passage of the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act (MORE Act) and pledged to continue working to promote social justice and equity in the cannabis industry. “This…

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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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