National Cannabis Industry Association to Host Briefing on Regulating Cannabis at the Federal Level on Tuesday

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Event will focus on path forward for descheduling cannabis and implementing a sound regulatory framework

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) will host a briefing on Capitol Hill on Tuesday morning to discuss the need to remove cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act so that it can be sensibly regulated by existing federal agencies, what the path toward those policy reforms looks like, and to explore questions relating to effective cannabis regulations. The event – titled “Cannabis Regulation: The Road Ahead” – will take place on Tuesday, November 12 at 8:45 a.m. ET in Room 2043 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

The event will also be livestreamed on NCIA’s Facebook page –

Speakers include Michael Cooper, managing member of MadisonJay Solutions LLC; Bryant Godfrey, counsel for Arnold & Porter; and several members of NCIA’s leadership – Executive Director Aaron Smith, Director of Government Relations Michael Correia, and Director of Public Policy Andrew Kline who is also head of NCIA’s Policy Council.

Last month, NCIA released a series of recommendations designed to create an effective regulatory structure for cannabis through existing federal agencies, including the Food and Drug Administration and the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, which divides cannabis products into four lanes based on their intended uses and consumption methods. The full paper is available here.

WHAT: “Cannabis Regulation: The Road Ahead” briefing

WHEN: Tuesday, November 12 at 8:45 a.m. ET

WHERE: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2043, 45 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, D.C.

WHO: Michael Cooper, MadisonJay Solutions LLC

Michael Correia, National Cannabis Industry Association

Bryant Godfrey, Arnold & Porter

Andrew Kline, National Cannabis Industry Association

Aaron Smith, National Cannabis Industry Association


The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) is the largest cannabis trade association in the U.S. and the only organization broadly representing cannabis-related businesses at the national level. NCIA promotes the growth of a responsible and legitimate cannabis industry and works toward a favorable social, economic, and legal environment for that industry in the United States.

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