The Fireside Chat series of NCIA’s #Industry Essentials webinars are an exclusive opportunity for NCIA members to hear from our government relations team and guests about the latest developments in federal policy.
As we prepare to honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice, we hope you'll join us in learning how we can support those who have made it home.
Unfortunately, though all gave some and some gave all, the vast majority of our veterans are still unable to access safe, regulated cannabis. Many individuals in the veteran community struggle under unique health burdens stemming from their honorable service, and have experienced little success in managing their conditions with available pharmaceuticals. Through cannabis, veterans of all generations and with various conditions have experienced improvements in their quality of life by using cannabis.
In Congress, two bills aimed at tackling this issue have already passed out of the House Veterans Affairs Committee- H.R. 712: the VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act of 2019, sponsored by Congressman Lou Correa (D-CA) and H.R. 1647: the Veterans Equal Access Act, sponsored by Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR). In March, the Congressional Budget Office scored H.R. 1647 and found passing the bill into law would cost the federal government exactly $0.
So, please join us for a webinar focused on cannabis, health, and the members of our armed services. NCIA’s Government Relations team will be joined by Congressmen Lou Correa and Earl Blumenauer. Our panel will also include the cofounders of the Veterans Cannabis Coalition, Eric Goepel and Bill Ferguson. This unique opportunity will allow you to hear from the lead sponsors of legislation designed to give our veterans the best quality of life possible, interact with members of Congress, and learn more about the prospects of these bills passing into law.