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.”
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.