Advocacy Issues A to Z

NAR’s Advocacy Group staff is working on a number of pressing public policy issues affecting the real estate industry and REALTORS®. Highlighted below are a few federal, state, and local issues and the staff experts working on that issue. Additional issues and information can be found in the Political Advocacy section of at and the REALTOR® Party website at Use the staff directory for contact information at the end of the Resource Guide to contact staff.

Marijuana Legalization

NAR does not have policy on the legalization of marijuana, but provides guidance to property owners/agents about issues to be aware of if state allows marijuana. Conflicts between federal and state law can create difficulties for all types of properties. NAR also supports access to financial institutions for state-legalized businesses.
Director, Commercial and Policy Oversight
Federal Policy & Industry Relations