The American Independent:  “Last November, medical marijuana advocates launched the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), a lobbying organization dedicated to representing the interests of the medical marijuana industry on the federal level. Today marks NCIA’s first official ‘congressional lobbying day,’ during which representatives of the organization are meeting with members of Congress to argue for the protection of medical marijuana interests.  To kick off the day, NCIA held a press conference this morning that included presentations by medical marijuana dispensary owners, cannabis researchers and U.S. Representative Jared Polis (D-Colo.), an avowed supporter of medical marijuana rights.

See “Congressman Calls For an End to the War on Weed.”