We work for the National Cannabis Industry Association, lobbying the federal government for cannabis legalization. Ask Us Anything!
Hello r/politics, it is lovely to be here! National Cannabis Industry Association represents nearly 2,000 member-businesses and tens-of-thousands of cannabis professionals in the United States and beyond. NCIA is leading the charge to protect legal cannabis businesses, defend our state laws, and advance sensible federal cannabis policy reforms. In 2019 this included successfully aiding in the historic passage of the SAFE Banking Act in the U.S. House of Representatives, the first piece of standalone cannabis legislation to receive a vote in Congress. The Act is now being moved in to the Senate and is being fought for by our team in D.C. and beyond. Businesses are joining NCIA every day to become stronger, smarter, and more prosperous by working together to defend and expand the responsible cannabis industry.
Michelle Rutter is NCIA’s Government Relations Manager. Prior to working for NCIA, Michelle was a research analyst at a government affairs firm in Washington, D.C., where she analyzed and tracked legislation on numerous issues. Michelle graduated from James Madison University in 2012, receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a minor in History. During her studies, she held a year-long internship with Virginia House of Delegates member Tony Wilt (R) where she communicated with constituents, businesses, and government officials, facilitating meaningful conversations.
Maddy Grant is is the Government Relations Manager for the National Cannabis Industry Association. Prior to working for NCIA, Madeline worked for two members of Congress on Capitol Hill, Congressman Scott Perry (R-PA) and Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO). During her first year on Capitol Hill, she gathered cosponsors and support for the Charlotte’s Web Medical Access Act of 2015. Later she became a Scheduler/Executive Assistant, where she strategically allocated the Congressman’s time, while managing the day-to-day operations of the office in a fast-paced environment.
Michael Correia is NCIA’s Director of Government Relations. Prior to joining NCIA, Michael spent years working on Capitol Hill, including working for Rep. George Radanovich (R-CA) who retired in 2010, and the House Committee on Resources, serving three different Chairmen. Prior to that, Mike was director of federal affairs for the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and senior project manager for the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.
Michelle, Maddy, ＆ Mike will be joining the thread on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 and look forward to an in-depth conversation about the future of cannabis, #vaping news and insights, cannabis trivia, and anything else you can think of! Ask Us Anything!
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