Representative Earl Blumenauer And NCIA’s Aaron Smith To Speak At Marijuana Industry Gathering

Earl Blumenauer marijuanaAs Oregon becomes the third state to begin legal retail sales of marijuana, U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) will join Oregon-based members of the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) and NCIA executive director Aaron Smith for a reception and federal policy update in Portland on October 14.

Rep. Blumenauer and Smith will discuss recent cannabis policy developments on the federal front, including congressional legislation that would address the issues of banking access and excess taxation that legal cannabis businesses face. Rep. Blumenauer has been a long-time champion for marijuana policy reform in Congress and was the 2013 recipient of NCIA’s Legislative Leadership Award.

Attendees will also have the opportunity network with other established cannabis business leaders, sharing advice and best practices and building relationships in Oregon’s rapidly evolving industry.

The event is complimentary for NCIA members and open to other cannabis industry professionals for a nominal donation of $ 40. Online registration is available at

Wednesday, October 14
NCIA Oregon Member Reception & Federal Policy Update
Featuring Rep. Earl Blumenauer and NCIA Executive Director Aaron Smith
The Gymnasium at the Kennedy School
5736 NE 33rd Ave., Portland

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The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) is the largest cannabis trade association in the U.S. and the only organization 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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