U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) will deliver a noon keynote address on the first day of the National Cannabis Industry Association's Fall Cannabis Business Summit, taking place in New York City, Sept. 21-23. The Summit is expected to draw hundreds of cannabis industry professionals from around the country to take part in discussions and workshops focused on business best practices, patient care, and the latest developments in marijuana policy reform.
Senator Gillibrand is an original sponsor of the CARERS Act, bipartisan legislation that would allow patients access to medical marijuana in states where it is legal without fear of federal prosecution and open up new avenues for research into marijuana's medical potential. She will be the first sitting U.S. Senator to address a major cannabis industry event.
"Senator Gillibrand is a powerful advocate for patients whose lives can be changed dramatically by legal access to medical cannabis," said NCIA executive director Aaron Smith. "By championing much-needed reforms to federal marijuana laws, she's shown herself to be a leader with vision and compassion. We're proud to host her at NCIA's Fall Summit."
"It's time to update our outdated federal laws that prevent patients in need from receiving care, restrict research on medical marijuana and its potential to treat illnesses, and limit the responsible growth of the medical marijuana industry," said Senator Gillibrand. "This Summit is an opportunity to learn about the progress we've made in the movement to reform our federal laws and support modern medical marijuana policies."
More details about NCIA's Fall Cannabis Business Summit and information about press attendance can be found below.
Fall Regional Cannabis Business Summit
Presented by the National Cannabis Industry Association
Sept. 21-23, 2015
Wyndham New Yorker
New York, NY
Media passes for the Fall Cannabis Business Summit may be requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the full name of the individual seeking a pass, the media outlet represented, and an email address and phone number where he or she can be reached. While NCIA will make every effort to honor legitimate requests, capacity is limited, so passes are not guaranteed.