US Hashish Council Launches to Promote Social Justice and Marketing campaign for Federal Legalization – New Hashish Ventures

Top cannabis companies, associations, and advocacy organizations join forces to form the U.S. Cannabis Council

A coalition of business leaders and lawyers, USCC aims to promote social and racial justice and end the federal cannabis ban

WASHINGTON – Feb. 8, 2021 – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Top U.S. cannabis companies, associations, and advocacy organizations today launched the U.S. Cannabis Council (USCC), a 501 (c) 4 not-for-profit organization serving their Strategically aligns and unites members’ collective voices to advance cannabis reform.

The USCC, the largest coalition of its kind, will use the resources, energy and expertise of its founding members to end the federal cannabis ban by bringing together a strategic alliance of organizations, companies and individuals. Importantly, the USCC will focus on securing federal reforms that promote social justice and promote fair, safe, and well-regulated markets across the country as states continue to legalize cannabis rapidly.

“USCC is a unified voice advocating the expropriation and legalization of cannabis,” said Steven Hawkins, interim CEO of USCC, a senior civil and human rights officer who also serves as executive director of the Marijuana Policy Project, a founding member of USCC.

Legalization at both state and federal levels must include provisions that ensure social justice and remedy the damage caused to communities affected by the cannabis ban.

Steven Hawkins, USCC Interim CEO

The alliance aims to raise ethical standards within the industry. Restoring justice to communities disproportionately affected by misguided state and federal cannabis policies; and creating a healthy, inclusive, and well-regulated cannabis industry with social, financial, and environmental benefits shared by all.

Washington, DC, Congress leaders look forward to working hand in hand with the organization.

As the founder and co-chair of the Cannabis Caucus in Congress, I’ve seen firsthand that our most successful cannabis victories were secured by a team. That’s why I’m happy to see this unique alliance.

US Representative Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore

We have a unique opportunity at the 117th Congress to move forward with cannabis reform, but we must unite to make the change that we know is possible. I look forward to welcoming the United States Cannabis Council to Washington, DC and working together towards a meaningful change in policy in the months and years to come.

USCC aims to become a premier cannabis resource here in the US, which is having an impact on policy change at both the federal and state levels.

“Today the cannabis industry has mobilized to get our message across – we need to phase out cannabis and legalize it, and it is critical that it is done right,” said Christian Sederberg, USCC acting chairman and partner of the national cannabis community. Vicente Sederberg law firm, founding member of the USCC.

After so many years working towards meaningful reform, it is inspiring to see the diverse group of partners who have formed this collective voice, and together we hope that real, meaningful federal cannabis reform is within our grasp.

Christian Sederberg, Acting Chairman of the Board of Directors of USCC and partner of the national cannabis law firm Vicente Sederberg, founding member of USCC

The founding members of the USCC represent some of the most influential political and business organizations in the modern cannabis industry. For every five board mandates, the USCC reserves an additional board seat for members who represent specific priorities, including DEI and environmental concerns.

Founding members of the US Cannabis Council include stand-alone and multinational corporations, associations, and advocacy organizations from across North America:

  • Land stocks
  • Akerna Corp.
  • American Trade Association of Cannabis and Hemp
  • Association for Cannabis Health Equity and Medicine
  • BellRock brands
  • Horse chestnut relief
  • Cannabis Trade Federation
  • Canopy Growth Corporation
  • Columbia Care Inc.
  • Cresco Labs Inc.
  • Cronos Group
  • Cultivated
  • Curaleaf
  • DNA genetics
  • Eaze
  • Flowhub
  • Global alliance for the cannabis trade
  • Good chemistry
  • The Grove Cannabis Dispensary
  • Headcount’s cannabis voter project
  • Shoo Blackwell
  • iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc.
  • Jushi
  • Keef Brands
  • Light shadow
  • LivWell enlightened health
  • Marijuana Policy Project
  • Medicine man
  • MedMen
  • Native Roots Cannabis Co.
  • 1906 New heights
  • PAX Labs
  • PharmaCann
  • ProKure
  • Raw garden
  • Black
  • Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
  • Urbn Leaf
  • Veteran Cannabis Project
  • Vicente Sederberg LLP
  • Vireo
  • Wana

For more information on participating in the USCC, visit

The United States Cannabis Council is a 501 (c) 4 not for profit organization. USCC members seek to use their collective expertise to promote social justice, end the federal cannabis ban, modernize federal and state regulations, and promote high ethical standards within the industry.

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