National Cannabis Industry Association Lobby Days | Observations and Insights | May 21-23, 2019

Washington D.C. in May is always the perfect time of year, summer weather but not too hot with temperatures in the low 80s and blue skies with puffy white clouds. This past May, the cherry blossom trees and flowers were in bloom everywhere. Just beneath the beautiful landscape, hyper-partisan politics lurked, and wrangling over the […]

Mid-Atlantic Dispensaries

The Mid-Atlantic region of the US is a little bit confusing when it comes to cannabis laws. First and foremost, Washington D.C., the only state in this region that’s actually legalized the use of the plant for recreational purposes, can be difficult to navigate. As of now, you can’t buy the plant from a local […]

National Cannabis Industry Association’s Lobby Days on Capitol Hill

National Cannabis Industry Association’s Lobby Days on Capitol Hill May 22-23, 2018 Observations by Jim Marty, CPA, MS/ABV CEO of Bridge West CPAs and Consultants LLC   I attended the NCIA’s Lobby Days in Washington D.C. last week. It was my third Lobby Days in the last five years, and I have seen the influence […]

Takeaways from my trip to Washington DC

I spent five days in our Nation’s Capital last week for Lobby Days with the National Cannabis Industry Association, the trade group for legal marijuana businesses.  The mood was surprisingly upbeat despite concern about how the Trump Administration and the Session’s Justice Department will deal with state legal cannabis. My partner, Cory Parnell, and I […]