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Former Obama official joins National Cannabis Roundtable

mjbizdaily.com February 20, 2021

Former Obama official joins National Cannabis Roundtable

A former member of President Barack Obama's cabinet has joined forces with a national cannabis trade association, adding yet more political star power to a marijuana-reform advocacy group.

Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under Obama, will serve as an honorary co-chair of the National Cannabis Roundtable (NCR), the group said in a news release.

Sebelius, a Democrat and former governor of Kansas, is the second high-ranking politician to align with the Washington DC-based NCR.

Republican John Boehner, a former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, joined the group in 2019 and is a co-chair.

Sebelius said in the release that getting Congress to pass federal marijuana reform "will require a holistic approach."

She also emphasized that federal changes must incorporate both business interests and social justice in ways that "keep in mind how policy affects real...


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