urban-gro has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the National Cannabis Roundtable (NCR). urban-gro will be represented on the NCR Board by Chairman and CEO, Bradley Nattrass.
The NCR is a non-partisan advocacy group focused on federal cannabis reform in the United States comprised of innovators, investors, and employers across the spectrum of legal U.S. cannabis businesses. The NCR mission focuses on several fundamental priorities, all of which are critical components of cannabis reform in America, including decriminalizing cannabis at the federal level, remediating the harm of the failed war on drugs, ensuring patient and consumer safety, protecting the integrity of state cannabis programs, and equitable financial treatment for cannabis businesses.
Mr. Nattrass commented, “With a long history of legislative advocacy, we’re honored to join the National Cannabis Roundtable, furthering the mission around federal cannabis legalization. Membership not only reflects urban-gro's position as an industry innovator committed to protecting the integrity of state programs in the ongoing movement, but also enables us to better serve our customers by remaining on the leading edge of any planned or proposed regulatory changes that may affect our industry, customers, or employees.”
Saphira Galoob, Executive Director, National Cannabis Roundtable commented, “urban-gro will be a key strategic member of our organization, and I’m excited they are joining us. The commercial multi-state, multi-client crop-agnostic expertise they bring to NCR will help us advance the most effective and practical reforms for our members both within and beyond the cannabis industry.”
“My colleagues and I are thrilled to have urban-gro join the NCR membership. In getting to know their CEO, Brad Nattrass, what really stood out to me is Brad’s deep commitment to the plant to ensure the highest standards of safety for U.S. patients and consumers. As a scientist who consults patients in the industry, that commitment spoke to the core of my everyday practice – patient safety,” said Dr. Chanda Macias, PhD, CEO, Ilera Holistic and First Vice Chair, National Cannabis Roundtable.
Kim Rivers, CEO of Trulieve and Second Vice Chair of the NCR Board of Directors added, “We have worked extensively with urban-gro these past few years and are excited they have joined our organization to help us bring their vast expertise to bear in furthering our united advocacy goals.”