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Top Three Ways to Assistance Policy Reform Throughout Congress’ August Recess

In between holidays and time with the household, July’s Quarterly Marijuana Caucus events, and running your company, summertime is a loaded season. Every year, Congress recesses for the month of August. Traditionally, this time has been utilized for those Members to leave the Capitol and return home to their districts and consult with constituents and, of course, campaign for re-election. Though this makes August a peaceful month in D.C., it’s a good time for you and your colleagues to obtain included with the political procedure, engage with Members of Congress, and educate them on the benefits of a legal, regulated cannabis market. Here are the leading 3 ways you can get involved in your house state during August recess: Participate in a town hall City center conferences are an exceptional way for businesses, local leaders, and representatives of the cannabis movement to communicate with elected officials about problems affecting your neighborhood. Make certain you call or examine your Agents’ and Senators’ websites to see if any town halls have actually been arranged throughout August recess. If they aren’t intending on holding one, consider preparing a town hall yourself and welcoming numerous chosen authorities to discuss cannabis policy in your neighborhood and on the federal level. Inspect NCIA’s Facebook page routinely for details about upcoming city center events in your region.

Invite Members of Congress or their office on a tour of your service

Although marijuana is arguably more mainstream than it’s ever been, numerous chosen officials still have not had the chance to experience exactly what the responsible and legal cannabis market looks like with their own eyes. Whether you’re included with growing, processing, or giving cannabis, or run an ancillary service, a trip with a member of Congress and/or their personnel can be eye-opening and academic to them. Connect to your chosen authorities’ district workplace and ask if they would have an interest in a tour– their answer may shock you!

Arrange a meeting with your Member’s district office

August recess means members of Congress are home for a whole month and it is a fantastic opportunity to meet them and their personnel! There are very few things more compelling than an individual story when talking with chosen officials, so whether your experience has been with the benefits of medical cannabis, the unreasonable tax problem of 280E, or the battle to gain, and keep, access to traditional banking, make sure to set up an appointment with your district workplace to tell that story.

Find out who your Agent is and visit their site to see where their district office lies.

All of us have a duty to inform and engage with elected officials in order to alter the understanding surrounding cannabis. August recess is the best opportunity to get included with federally chosen officials without needing to leave house! If you need recommendations, aid, or materials to help you, remember to contact NCIA’s Federal government Relations group in Washington, D.C. by emailing michelle@thecannabisindustry.org!.?.!.

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