Thank you to the members who were able to attend our first political fundraiser last week. We had the opportunity to connect with Gov. Jay Inslee and raised $13,000 for his campaign – both of which I consider an absolute success.
Hosting this event enabled us to share industry insight directly with the governor, who listened and expressed support for many of the issues we raised.
“Our Washington state cannabis industry has set the standard nationally. This industry is critical to our state, generating hundreds of millions in tax revenues a year that fund critical programs across Washington. As we continue forward, I am committed to creating an equitable, fair, and robust cannabis industry here in Washington state,” Jay said.
It is important for us to continue establishing relationships with key policymakers to ensure our perspective is heard and understood. When we advocate for issues that affect our industry, we are recognized as credible experts.
Molly Honig, who owns Higher Leaf, attended the event and had great things to say:
“Governor Inslee is a great advocate for the cannabis industry. The cannabis legalization experiment in Washington State has been a huge success. The industry has raised over a billion of dollars in tax revenue for schools and other state services, and has given people safe access to cannabis products, which has improved many peoples' quality of life. The things the critics were concerned about with legalization, have not come to pass. Our state system has also been able to avoid many of the pitfalls other states have faced. Governor Inslee's support has been a huge factor in the success of the cannabis industry and I am confident that with his continued leadership, the industry will continue to thrive,” Molly said.
Our next CCC event will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sept. 16 – it’s our annual meeting and legislative outlook. I strongly encourage our members to attend and participate. The discussion will shape our priorities for the upcoming legislative session, and your input is important. Register here.