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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ICYMI: Bankers, Insurers and Businesses with Cannabis Interests Urge Swift Action on Banking Legislation
March 13, 2020

NCR Joins Holland and Knight to Organize Effort to Pass SAFE Banking Act WASHINGTON – As part of an effort led by the National Cannabis Roundtable and Holland & Knight, “bankers, insurers and other industries that do business with cannabis companies” met this week with Chairman Mike Crapo’s staff to discuss cannabis banking legislation, according…

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NCR Calls for Cannabis Banking Reform in Letter to Chairman Mike Crapo
February 28, 2020

Washington, DC – The National Cannabis Roundtable today released a policy memo and letter submitted to Chairman Mike Crapo (R-ID) in response to his request for feedback from the cannabis industry regarding the Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act (SAFE Banking Act).  NCR’s detailed response to Chairman Crapo’s questions focus on issues related to potency,…

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NCR CEOs Sign Social Responsibility Pledge  
December 10, 2019

Launch Plan to Promote Social Justice, Equity and Diversity in the Cannabis Industry  WASHINGTON – The National Cannabis Roundtable (NCR) today pledged its commitment to fostering social justice, equity, and diversity in the cannabis industry.  With the launch of NCR’s Corporate Social Responsibility program, member companies will lead the cannabis industry in addressing injustices caused…

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Illicit Cannabis Vaping Market Can Only be Combatted by a Regulated Market, says NCR in Comments to Senate Committee
November 21, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Cannabis Roundtable (NCR) today released its comments for the record regarding the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee’s November 13 hearing “Examining the Response to Lung Illnesses and Rising Youth Electronic Cigarette Use.”  NCR’s full testimony can be viewed here.  Excerpts are included below: “While there are still many…

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NCR Statement on House Judiciary Committee’s Consideration of the MORE Act 
November 20, 2019

Washington, D.C. – The National Cannabis Roundtable (NCR) today released the following statement in response to the House Judiciary Committee’s consideration of the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act (MORE Act). “The National Cannabis Roundtable applauds the efforts of the Judiciary Committee for its leadership and commitment to advancing federal policies that will begin to…

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