U.S. House Approves Measure to Protect State Cannabis Programs Against Federal Interference
Cannabis Trade Federation – June 20, 2019
The historic bipartisan vote marks the first time a chamber of Congress has declared that the federal government should defer to state cannabis laws; Cannabis Trade Federation leader calls it ‘a strong signal that there would be majority support in the House for the STATES Act’
WASHINGTON DC — In a historic vote Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a bipartisan measure to protect state cannabis programs against federal interference…
CTF Testimony to the FDA Regarding Products Containing Cannabis or Cannabis-Derived Compounds
Cannabis Trade Federation – June 6, 2019
The following represents the Cannabis Trade Federation’s testimony presented to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration at its May 31, 2019 public hearing on “Scientific Data and Information About Products Containing Cannabis or Cannabis-Derived Compounds.” …
CTF to Make Formal Presentation to FDA
Cannabis Trade Federation – May 30, 2019
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently confirmed that the Cannabis Trade Federation has been selected from among hundreds of applicants to make a brief, formal presentation at a hearing on Friday, May 31.The purpose of the hearing is for the FDA to solicit input from stakeholders in order to inform their regulatory oversight of hemp-derived CBD products …
CANNABIS TRADE FEDERATION LAUNCHES DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION TASK FORCE
Cannabis Trade Federation – May 16, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Cannabis Trade Federation (CTF) announced the formation of a task force centered on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the cannabis industry. The task force, which includes some of the most significant civil rights leaders in the nation along with a diverse group of cannabis industry professionals …
Cannabis Trade Federation Applauds the Bipartisan, Bicameral Introduction of the STATES Act
Cannabis Trade Federation – April 4, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Cannabis Trade Federation (CTF) today applauded the re-introduction of the Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States (STATES) Act. The bipartisan bill was introduced in the U.S. Senate by ...
Cannabis Trade Federation Urges House Committee on Financial Services to Pass SAFE Banking Act of 2019
Cannabis Trade Federation – March 25, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Cannabis Trade Federation (CTF) announced its strong support for the enactment of H.R.1595, the Secure And Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act of 2019. The bill, which was introduced earlier this month on a bipartisan basis by Congressmen Ed Perlmutter ...
Congressman Carlos Curbelo Joins Cannabis Trade Federation Executive Team
Cannabis Trade Federation – February 21, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Cannabis Trade Federation (CTF) announced that former Congressman Carlos Curbelo, who served as the U.S. representative for Florida's 26th congressional district from 2015 to 2019, has joined the organization’s Executive Team as a strategic advisor ...
Cannabis Trade Federation Announces LEADERSHIP Team
Cannabis Trade Federation – January 31, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Cannabis Trade Federation (CTF) announced its leadership team. This group represents one of the most diverse and experienced collections of leaders in the cannabis industry, all of whom bring a combination of industry, political, policy, and operational experience to the organization ...
Cannabis Trade Federation Announces Federal Lobbying Team
Cannabis Trade Federation – January 14, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Cannabis Trade Federation (CTF) announced it has formed the largest and most diverse federal lobbying team ever assembled by the cannabis industry or movement. This group will support CTF’s mission mission of passing the Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States (STATES) Act into law...
Cannabis Trade Federation Applauds Senator Gardner’s Attempt to Include the STATES Act in Criminal Justice Bill
Cannabis Trade Federation – December 18, 2018
Washington, DC (12/18/18) – The Cannabis Trade Federation applauded Senator Cory Gardner’s (R-CO) effort to include the Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States (STATES) Act as an amendment to criminal justice reform legislation under consideration in the United States Senate. The STATES Act a bipartisan bill that has been endorsed by President Trump..."
CANNABIS TRADE FEDERATION RESPONDS TO STORY AROUND PRESIDENT TRUMP’S “MARIJUANA POLICY COORDINATION COMMITTEE”
Cannabis Trade Federation – August 29th, 2018
Washington, DC (08/29/18) – We believe in a federalist solution that defers to the states when it comes to fixing the federal/state disconnect over cannabis law,” said Neal Levine, CEO of the Cannabis Trade Federation. “The STATES Act addresses the majority of the cannabis industry’s issues that are unique to us, especially in regard to our federal tax rates, lack of access to banking, and the threat of police enforcement and asset forfeiture..."
Cannabis Trade Federation Announces Industry Leaders as Founding Board Members New Organization to Focus on Passing the STATES Act, Hires Industry Veteran Neal Levine as CEO
Cannabis Trade Federation – July 25th, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. (07/25/18) – The Cannabis Trade Federation (CTF) proudly announced 14 founding board members today, building on the organization’s initial formation just a few months ago. CTF is a newly formed national coalition of cannabis-related businesses that represent all aspects of the industry including cultivators, dispensaries, wholesalers, distributors, and ancillary businesses.