Nov 10, 2020 12:05 PM - 12:50 PM
Andrew Kline is the Director of Public Policy for the National Cannabis Industry Association. Andrew leads NCIA’s substantive public policy efforts, striving to prepare and protect the state-legal cannabis industry. He also leads NCIA’s Policy Council, a group of NCIA members focused on influencing federal and state public policy. Kline joined NCIA in 2019 and led a coalition of CBD and hemp businesses to prepare public comments and testimony for the purpose of educating and influencing FDA rule-making. Prior to working with NCIA, he served as President of the National Association of Cannabis Businesses (NACB), the first self-regulatory organization for the cannabis industry. Before joining the NACB, Kline was Special Counsel for the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Enforcement Bureau where he was responsible for high-profile investigations and public policy negotiations affecting the telecommunications, internet, cable and satellite industries. He also served as Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor for Intellectual Property Enforcement in the Obama Administration.