Cannabis Trade Federation
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Building a Responsible and Inclusive Industry

The Cannabis Trade Federation (CTF) is a national coalition of cannabis-related businesses that represent all aspects of the industry including cultivators, dispensaries, wholesalers, distributors, and ancillary businesses. CTF is focused on creating a professional, credible, and unified organization for the industry. Along with its member businesses, CTF will also build a dynamic network of associations and nonprofits that share a vision of creating sensible cannabis policy, promoting social responsibility, and leading the future ongoing professionalization of a highly regulated and increasingly organized cannabis industry.

Today’s legal cannabis industry employs more than 200,000 workers, many of them in high-tech agricultural jobs, as well as manufacturing, distribution and retail. Roughly two-thirds of Americans now live in states where some form of cannabis is legal, and polling consistently shows over 70% of Americans support letting the states make their own cannabis policy... and the federal government not interfering when they do.

CTF’s primary federal legislative focus will be to build support to pass the STATES Act, which would amend the Controlled Substances Act to exempt state licensed and regulated cannabis businesses from federal enforcement in conflict with state law. CTF is also lobbying in support of the SAFE Banking Act, which would specifically address the state-legal cannabis industry's current lack of access to banking and financial services