Former GOP Rep. Carlos Curbelo Will Advise Cannabis Trade FederationPosted by On

Another GOP member is turning to the marijuana industry after leaving elected office. Former Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo will serve as a strategic adviser for the Cannabis Trade Federation, a nonprofit that aims to educate and advocate for cannabis public policy.

Curbelo served Florida’s 26th congressional district from 2015 to 2019 before being ousted by Democratic  Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell in January.

“I am joining CTF’s team because I know that they are the most effective cannabis industry lobby and that they have the resources, talent, and professional acumen needed to pass game-changing reform at the federal level,” Curbelo announced last month.

Curbelo’s latest career move isn’t a major flip. While still in office, the former congressman attempted to make state-licensed marijuana companies exempt from the 280E section of the federal tax code that would bar…

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