While we all continue to do our jobs to flatten the curve in the age of COVID-19, our lobbying team in D.C. has been hard at work on your behalf. We have been working every angle and are exploring any and all opportunities to provide relief for our industry.
The offices of Congressman Blumenauer (D-OR) and Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) have taken the lead on sending a letter to congressional leadership asking that they address the exclusion of state legal cannabis and ancillary businesses from the recently passed CARES Act. But now, we need your help.
In order for these letters to be seriously considered by congressional leadership, we need to get as many members of Congress to sign on as possible. Please consider calling your representative and Senators today and ask them to sign on to the appropriate letter. You can find your member of Congress and how to contact them here.
Here is a short script you can use:
“Hi, I am calling/writing today to ask that you sign onto Congressman Blumenauer/Senator Rosen’s letter to leadership. This letter asks that state-legal cannabis businesses have access to Small Business Administration programs to ensure they have the financial capacity to undertake the public health and worker-focused measures experts are urging businesses to take. This current lack of access will undoubtedly lead to unnecessary layoffs, reduced hours, pay cuts, and furloughs for the workers of cannabis businesses who need support the most. As your constituent, I ask and urge that you sign on to Congressman Blumenauer/Senator Rosen’s letter as soon as possible. Our industry, our businesses, and our employees cannot wait.”
Thank you for your continued support of NCIA’s advocacy work on behalf of the cannabis industry.
Executive Director and Co-founder
National Cannabis Industry Association