Cannabis news briefs: NCIA Lobby Days under way, Colorado breaks sales records, Walmart looking at CBD sales and much more

NCIA sets 3 Intense “Lobby Days” in DC

Hundreds of national cannabis businesses are flocking to Washington DC for the 9th annual NCIA Lobby Days. Tuesday, May 21, NCIA will host a breakfast and legislative briefing on H.R. 1595: The Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act. This legislation, which currently has 180 co-sponsors in the House and was approved in a bipartisan vote in the House Financial Services Committee earlier this year, would protect financial institutions which want to work with cannabis businesses that are in compliance with state laws. Speakers include: bill sponsors Rep. Denny Heck (D-WA) and Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO); Michelle Rutter, government relations manager for NCIA; Tanner Daniel, vice president of the American Banking Association; Becky Dansky, executive director of the Safe and Responsible Banking Alliance; and Gail Rand, chief financial officer for ForwardGro, the first of 15 companies licensed to cultivate cannabis in Maryland.

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