NCIA to Host Reddit AMA on Federal Cannabis Policy Reform

NCIA’s Government Relations team to discuss legislative progress in the past year and next steps for reform in 2020 and beyond in r/politics

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This afternoon, the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) will host a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) session to discuss the current state of cannabis policy reform in Congress and the path forward for sensible regulations at the federal level. The session will begin at 2 p.m. ET and will feature NCIA’s Government Relations team, consisting of Michael Correia, Michelle Rutter, and Madeline Grant.

The session can be found here and questions can be asked in advance or during the discussion.

Michael Correia is NCIA’s director of government relations, leading its lobbying efforts in Congress for more than five years. Prior to joining NCIA, Michael spent years working on Capitol Hill, including working for Rep. George Radanovich (R-CA), who retired in 2010, and the House Committee on Resources, serving three different chairpersons. Prior to that, he was director of federal affairs for the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and senior project manager for the Committee for Responsible Federal Budget.

Michelle Rutter is NCIA’s government relations manager. Prior to working for NCIA, Michelle was a research analyst at a government affairs firm in Washington, D.C., where she analyzed and tracked legislation on numerous issues. During her studies, she held a year-long internship with Virginia House of Delegates member Tony Wilt (R) where she communicated with constituents, businesses, and government officials, facilitating meaningful conversations.

Madeline Grant is also a government relations manager for NCIA. Previously, Madeline worked for two members of Congress on Capitol Hill, Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA) and Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO). During her first year on the Hill, she gathered cosponsors and support for the Charlotte’s Web Medical Access Act of 2015. She currently manages NCIA’s federal PAC.

WHAT: Reddit “Ask Me Anything” on r/politics with National Cannabis Industry Association discussing current state of cannabis policy reform in Congress

WHEN: Wednesday, January 8 at 2 p.m. ET


WHO: Michael Correia, NCIA Government Relations Director

Michelle Rutter, NCIA Government Relations Manager

Madeline Grant, NCIA Government Relations Manager


The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) is the largest cannabis trade association in the U.S. and the only organization broadly representing cannabis-related businesses at the national level. NCIA promotes the growth of a responsible and legitimate cannabis industry and works toward a favorable social, economic, and legal environment for that industry in the United States.