“Future of the Legal Cannabis Industry”
We talk to Aaron Smith who provides us a glimpse at what is happening legislatively on a national level & an optimistic outlook of the near future.
Meet Aaron Smith
We’re pleased to have Mr. Aaron Smith, co-founder and executive director of the National Cannabis Industry Association.
Prior to launching NCIA, Aaron distinguished himself as a public advocate for marijuana policy reform — first with a California-based medical cannabis advocacy group, Safe Access Now, and more recently as the California state policy director for the Washington, D.C.-based Marijuana Policy Project.
Aaron has successfully built coalitions with elected officials on both sides of the aisle in order to advance marijuana law reform legislation in the state capitol and among the voting public. Aaron’s opinion pieces have appeared in major newspapers, including the San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, and The New York Times, and he has been a frequent commentator on national television news networks. Originally from California, Aaron is currently based in Denver.
Main Discussion Points
- Background on the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA)
- Legislative progress of the industry in Congress
- The state of the industry
- Opportunities in the legal cannabis industry
- Benefits of getting involved with the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA)