The Integration of Cannabis Industry
The National Trade Association for Cannabis was formed through the pursuance of Business Professionals from different sectors of the Legal Cannabis Industry. They come together to be able to promote their viewpoint regarding the legalization of Cannabis. The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) is supporting the enlargement of a responsible and legitimate Cannabis industry and functioning for a favorable social, economic and legal environment in the United States. The Republicans and Democrats unite to promote three bills that would make certain cannabis businesses are being treated fairly under tax and banking law, and change existing law to show and reflect the medical efficacy of marijuana.
The bills were authored by Congressman Pete Stark (D-CA), Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA), and Polis.“I am really happy to see these bills introduced today,” Aaron Smith, executive director of the National Cannabis Industry Association, told The Colorado Independent. “For the first time, we have members of Congress standing up for this industry. For the first time, we are seeing legislation pushed on behalf of these small business owners.” May 31 is 'World No Tobacco Day.'
The World Health Organization took this chance to remind everyone the unsafe effects of this substance. In 2011, tobacco is anticipated to kill nearly 6 million people in 2011. By 2030, it could kill more like 8 million people. Tobacco is "one of the biggest contributors to the epidemic of non communicable diseases - such as heart attack, stroke, cancer and emphysema - which accounts for 63% of all deaths, nearly 80% of which occur in low- and middle-income countries"- "Up to half of all tobacco users will eventually die of a tobacco-related disease “Realizing the detrimental health effect of this substance, governments around the world have slapped on warning labels and raised consumption taxes. Still, tobacco is legal.