Action Alert: Tell Congressional Leadership To Support Small Cannabis Businesses

Action Alert: Tell Congressional Leadership To Support Small Cannabis Businesses

This message was emailed to NORML supporters Let me be frank with you: I’ve been shut out. I’m shut out of the halls of Congress, that is. As NORML’s political director, it’s my job to go to Capitol Hill and engage in face-to-face conversations with lawmakers and their staff about the failures of cannabis prohibition and the need for reform. But because of the COVID-19 pandemic, my interactions have become very different very quickly. Lawmakers are distracted. Staffers are working from home. When I can schedule a meeting, it’s now a short phone call. And there’s one more thing, lawmakers’ focus has largely narrowed to solely responding to the ongoing public health and economic crisis. But, this new reality doesn’t mean that we don’t have the ability to positively influence federal policy. We do. And, that’s why I am asking for your help right now. Two of our greatest champions in Congress, Representative Earl Blumenauer and Senator Jacky Rosen, are circulating bipartisan sign-on letters to Congressional Leadership demanding that state-licensed cannabis businesses are able to access the Small Business Administration. This proposed language, which we are seeking to have included in the forthcoming COVID-19 relief package, would mirror similar provisions in the MORE Act and would help to ensure that small and medium-size businesses are able to weather the economic downturn. If you want to see a robust consumer-oriented cannabis marketplace, then we must act now to protect these small businesses. We must not let the industry become dominated only…

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