At the beginning of 2017, NCIA officially launched its Policy Council, with a mission of developing policy and producing white papers that would help convey issues of importance to the industry and educate elected officials and staff in Washington, DC. Since that time, the Council has produced a series of what papers on topics ranging from federal tax policy to the EPA’s unwillingness to approve the use of pesticides on cannabis. In the fall of 2017, the Council convened a working group of cannabis testing experts and industry operators in order to develop thoughtful recommendations for consistent testing policies in states across the country. After months of work, those recommendations are now complete and will be discussed at this session. Policy Council director Steve Fox will also provide a broader update about the Council’s past and upcoming work.