I have been the biggest fan of the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) since it began in 2010 (I declared this long ago, which makes it a fact!). They do amazing work and some of the best and brightest people in the cannabis movement help lead the organization, and with it, the cannabis industry.
NCIA is moving the industry forward and has been for the better part of a decade. Below is a prime example of the stellar work that the organization does, via an election alert that I received today:
Voters all over the United States will make their voices heard at the ballot box on November 6. The battle for the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate comes down to just a few competitive races, so it’s more important than ever for cannabis professionals to be informed about the views of key candidates running for office. That’s why NCIA has just launched some exciting new resources to prepare our industry.
Today, we launched Key Races to Watch, a compilation of information about candidates running in 25 competitive races for the House of Representatives and three for the Senate. These races are uniquely important to the cannabis industry due to their views on marijuana policy and/or their geographic location.
Just last week, we released the Congressional Scorecard, an interactive map of the U.S. with ratings of members of Congress across the U.S. depending on how they voted on six key cannabis reform amendments. This includes medical marijuana programs, adult-use laws, banking access, and more! Plus, see which members of Congress have co-sponsored legislation dealing with access to financial services, 280E, and protecting successful state cannabis programs.
We hope you’ll use these resources to prepare you to vote on November 6! As always, thank you for your support to protect and expand the industry we have worked so hard to build together.