Obama HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to be Honorary Co-Chair

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 board today: “Secretary Sebelius brings Cabinet-level experience to the Roundtable. Her background, as a former Governor, and as the HHS secretary, offers us a unique set of tools to impact change and promote sensible federal cannabis reform.”

Sebelius said, “The path forward for cannabis reform in Washington will require a holistic approach. We have to recognize and respond to multiple imperatives: there is an economic side to cannabis, but also a human side. Whether it’s the jobs and revenue potential, the criminal and social justice reform, or the health implications, we need to embrace the human side and keep in mind how policy affects real people.\”

Read the full release here.

National Cannabis Roundtable

The National Cannabis Roundtable promotes common sense federal regulation, tax equality and financial services reform and supports changing federal law to acknowledge states’ rights to regulate and manage cannabis policy.  The membership of NCR represents every aspect of the cannabis supply chain. Our members operate in states with legal cannabis programs. We are growers, processors, retailers, wellness centers, investors, entrepreneurs, and publicly traded companies.  Learn more at www.nationalcannabisroundtable.org