Former Science and Technology Chairman Bart Gordon has joined the public policy team at K&L Gates and will focus on technology issues.
“It is time for the federal government to take this industry seriously,” Steve Fox, the NCIA’s director of public affairs, said in a press statement announcing the events. “At a time when the U.S. economy is struggling, the medical cannabis industry is growing.”
Fox further noted that legal medical marijuana businesses are creating “thousands of jobs and generating millions of dollars in tax revenue at the local, state and federal level.”
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.