NCIA is the only national trade association advancing the interests of the legitimate and responsible cannabis industry. Our industry supports tens of thousands of jobs, tens of millions in tax revenue, and billions in economic activity in the United States. NCIA is leading the unified and coordinated campaign to ensure this emerging sector is treated fairly under federal law.

Our Campaigns

Promoting the growth of a responsible and legitimate cannabis industry


Protecting Legitimate Business

NCIA is educating the public and policymakers about the contribution legitimate cannabis businesses make to the national economy by generating extensive tax revenue and well-paying, sustainable jobs. To that end, our mission is to ensure that these businesses are treated fairly under federal laws.


Banking Access

To benefit the industry and the state agencies tasked with taxing and regulating it, NCIA is leading a national effort to ensure that state-authorized medical and adult-use marijuana providers are afforded the same banking and financial services as any other legitimate business.


Fair Tax Policy

NCIA believes that state-sanctioned medical and adult-use cannabis businesses should be able to take the same necessary and ordinary tax deductions as other small businesses and is working to reform Section 280E of the federal tax code accordingly.

Find out more about NCIA’s campaigns

Cannabis Industry News

NCIA Teams Up with Heather Podesta + Partners and Jochum Shore & Trossevin PC to Expand D.C. Advocacy Efforts

“We’re taking our legislative strategy to a new level, enlisting a top-quality bipartisan team to...

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Recapping the Cannabis Business Summit & Expo 2015

by Brooke Gilbert, Director of Events & Education The National Cannabis Industry Association’s second annual Cannabis...

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Our Blog

Guest Post:
THC – The Illusion of Its Value

by Rowshan Reordan, Green Leaf Lab “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” Or perhaps more...

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Guest Post:
The ABC’s of CBD Claims

by Shawn Hauser, Vicente Sederberg As we learn more about the cannabis plant and its...

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