Former Colorado Congressman Ed Perlmutter brings his history of dedication to cannabis reform to the organization.
A press release from February 1, 2024, announced that former congressman Ed Perlmutter, who represented Colorado’s 7th Congressional District and is known for introducing the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act, had joined the National Cannabis Roundtable (NCR) federal policy leadership team (1).
“It is truly an honor and a privilege to have the architect of SAFE Banking join our team at a time when we have seen historic progress on this bipartisan bill, which we know is thanks in no small part to the years of dedication by Congressman Perlmutter to move this critical, bipartisan measure forward,” said Saphira Galoob, NCR Executive Director, in the press release (1). “We look forward to having Congressman Perlmutter’s additional expertise on our team as we continue to guide legislative efforts to advance federal cannabis reforms—including getting SAFE Banking at long last signed into law.”
The NCR is an organization of cannabis companies collectively committed to cannabis reform through its mission to nurture the industry, protect consumers, and foster social equity (2).
“When I retired from Congress, I made it clear that I remained as committed as ever to fighting the good fight, particularly when it comes to advocating for common-sense cannabis reforms and the enactment of the SAFE Banking Act,” stated Perlmutter in the press release (1).
Other NCR policy advisors include former Secretary of Health Kathleen Sebelius and former Speaker John Boehner, who are both honorary co-chairs of the organization (1,2).
“Ten years ago, when I first introduced SAFE Banking, I never could have imagined that within that decade we would see 38 states legalize cannabis programs and more than 300 bipartisan members of Congress vote for SAFE Banking—I also never could have imagined that that would not be enough to get it done,” Perlmutter continued (1). “I am excited to be working now with the National Cannabis Roundtable, which has been a leader in reform efforts on Capitol Hill, to move forward SAFE and many other bipartisan, common-sense cannabis measures.”
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