• May 1, 2018

    2018 Board of Directors Election Now Open!

    It’s time to vote in NCIA’s annual board of directors election! Participation in NCIA’s board election is one of the most important ways to engage as a member of your trade association, as it ensures that your values are represented within NCIA’s leadership.

    If you are a member of NCIA, we encourage you to review the voter guide of this year’s candidates and cast your ballot between now and May 31 for the 2018-2020 term.

    About NCIA’s Board of Directors:
    As the largest national trade association for the industry, NCIA’s Board of Directors establishes the organization’s board objectives and strategic direction. Board Members are responsible for building membership, fundraising for the organization, and ensuring that NCIA continues to be the strongest force advocating for the fair and equal treatment of the industry on the Hill.

    About the election process:
    NCIA members will receive an email with a unique link to a secure online election ballot.

    There are 9 open board of directors seats and 21 nominated candidates (including seven current board members seeking reelection). Please refer to your voter guide for information on all candidates and for more information on board election logistics before casting your vote online.

    Each member business can only vote once and votes cannot be changed once submitted.
    Votes are weighted according to membership status.

    If you do not receive the email containing the electronic ballot by close of business on Tuesday, May 1, please contact us immediately at membership@thecannabisindustry.org or (888) 683-5650.

    Voting closes at 11:59 PM EDT on Thursday, May 31.

    Learn more about the candidates:
    1. Download the VOTER GUIDE.
    2. Watch the candidate VIDEOS.
    3. Watch recordings of the moderated NCIA Board Nominee Forums which took place on May 2, 3, and 4! Take the opportunity to listen in as nominees answer critical questions about their candidacy and discuss their long-term vision for NCIA and the industry at-large.

    2018 NCIA Board of Directors – Nominee Forum recordings:
    May 02, 2018
    May 03, 2018
    May 04, 2018

    2018 Board Candidates

    Moe Asnani – iLava
    Gary Cohen 
    – Cova
    John Davis (Incumbent) – Northwest Cannabis
    Troy Dayton (Incumbent) 
    – The Arcview Group
    Etienne Fontan (Incumbent) 
    – Berkeley Patients Group
    Michael Gruber 
    – Salveo Capital (WITHDRAWN)
    Aaron Justis (Incumbent)  
    – Buds and Roses
    Kris Krane (Incumbent) 
    – 4Front Ventures
    Jaime Lewis (Incumbent) – Coldwater Consulting
    Olivia Mannix – Cannabrand
    John MacKay – Synergistic Technology Associates (WITHDRAWN)
    Michael Minardi – Minardi Law
    Mark Passerini – Om of Medicine
    Erich Pearson (Incumbent) – SPARC
    Ean Seeb (Incumbent) – Manna Molecular
    Gregg Steinberg – Growcentia
    Michael Steinmetz – Flow Kana
    Ian Stewart, Esq. – Wilson Elser Law Firm
    Kimley Svendsen – Waterstone Staffing Holdings, LLC
    Manndie Tingler – Papa & Barkley
    Taylor West – COHNNABIS

    Note: Individuals who cast a ballot on behalf of their member-business are responsible for verifying that they are authorized to do so within their own corporate leadership structure.

    Not yet a member of NCIA?
    If you are not a member of NCIA but want to participate in the election, join today and we’ll provide you access to the online ballot. Your membership will also support the industry’s only unified and coordinated effort to reform federal marijuana laws as well as provide other member benefits enjoyed by the more than 1,500 responsible cannabis businesses that make up NCIA’s national network.


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