After the overwhelming success of last year's 4/20 business event, the Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference is returning to Miami beach April 11-12, 2023 with events taking place simultaneously on two stages at the historic Fontainebleau Hotel.
As part of celebrating individuals, entrepreneurs, and organizations doing amazing things in the cannabis industry, Benzinga will feature representatives and lobbyists championing cannabis legalization in 2023. According to the latest polls, a majority of U.S. voters support federal marijuana legalization, but do politicians care? Who are these champions in Congress? Meet them at the conference and find out what can we expect from legislators in 2023.
Rep. David Joyce
“We've made tremendous progress and I like to say we're getting closer and closer,” U.S. Rep. David Joyce, an Ohio Republican, said at the last Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference in 2022 in Chicago.
As co-chair of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, Joyce is fighting for federal cannabis reform, and his efforts were honored in 2022 with the Benzinga Cannabis Friend of the Industry Award. At the time Rep. David Joyce said it is important to get the federal government out of the way and create an industry where cannabis businesses are honored and served by tax and banking systems.
"I can't wait for the day that when I leave a doctor's office or hospital, they prescribe cannabis versus all the hydrocodone that they're willing to give you as you walk out that door," Joyce said. The congressman said he had an eye-opening experience the first time he …