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…