NCIA is the largest national trade association advancing the interests of the legitimate and responsible cannabis industry, with an emphasis on serving small and medium sized businesses in our sector. On behalf of our hundreds of member-businesses, NCIA works to advance national cannabis reforms that benefit the entire industry.
NCIA is also the only full service cannabis trade association in the U.S., providing our members with unparalleled information and networking opportunities to help them succeed in the increasingly competitive industry.
Yes, NCIA is a 501(C)(6) nonprofit trade association with the mission of advancing the legal and responsible cannabis industry. This means that all proceeds from membership dues, event sponsorships and tickets, as well as donations are used to advance this mission with under the guidance and oversight of our member-selected Board of Directors.
NCIA has two main offices: Our government and media relations staff work out of our Capitol Hill office in Washington, D.C. and our membership services and administrative staff work in Denver, Colorado.
Blogs can be submitted for publication on the website by members only. Members can also submit news about their business, press releases, etc. to be listed on the “Member News” section of our site. Become a member by filling out a Membership Application and start your blog contribution today!
NCIA does not maintain chapters but our Allied Associations Program is working strategically with other local, state, and national cannabis trade associations to advance the industry. Check out our directory of Allied Associations to find one near you, or contact us to learn more about having your association join the program.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about sponsorship packages for upcoming events or digital opportunities.
We accept speaker proposals from our members during an open proposal period which is typically several months in advance of each conference. Subscribe to our newsletter and we will let our readers know the timeline for submissions.
The best way to get connected in the cannabis industry is to join NCIA and attend and sponsor our events which are consistently attended by the brightest, most influential cannabis business owners in the industry.
Search for members in our Member Directory who specialize in ‘Human Resources & Staffing’ that can help. Some members have a job-board component to their website. Attending NCIA events is another great way to meet employers in the industry.
NCIA cannot provide legal advice on how to start your cannabis business. Head to our member directory and search for consulting and/or legal services for assistance. Also meet other industry professionals at our regional Cannabis Caucus events and tradeshows.
NCIA is a national trade association and does not provide legal advice, nor instructions on how to start a cannabis business. We do recommend that you obtain an attorney to guide you through your state’s laws and regulations, as perhaps reaching out to one of our member businesses specializing in cannabis business consulting. Our member directory lists several legal and consulting firms. You can also find helpful industry tips from our knowledgeable membership base in our blog.
NCIA is working to allow states to establish their own systems for regulating cannabis without federal interference. While we are likely a number of years away from the end of federal marijuana prohibition, now is the time to push the conversation forward. By promoting the benefits of the cannabis industry, both for consumers and the economy, NCIA is gradually undermining institutional support for prohibition. In order to begin the process of organizing, NCIA is supporting a number of current bills in Congress which would regulate marijuana like alcohol under federal law.
As a trade association, NCIA does not offer investment advice but several of our members offer resources of this nature. For example, the Arcview Group’s “The State of Legal Marijuana Markets” can be purchased online. NCIA members can receive a $100 discount off the total price of the book. Contact us at email@example.com for details.
You can find investment opportunities within the our large network of successful entrepreneurs by attending our events and tradeshows throughout the year.
NCIA has an abundance of resources in the News & Resources section of our site. If there is something that you would like and cannot find, please contact us with this form and we will follow up with you.
Donations to NCIA are the most impactful way you can support or work to expand and protect the responsible cannabis industry. Please consider donating here.
75% of any payments to NCIA may be tax-deductible as a business expense. The balance is reserved for direct federal lobbying and therefore is not deductible.
Becoming a member of NCIA gives you access to hundreds of other related businesses and insider information for the trade, as well as free or discounted access to our events. Please visit our website for more information on how being a member of your industry’s trade association gives you a competitive advantage over those not yet invested in the industry’s future.
You can become a member in just a few minutes at http://thecannabisindustry.org/join or by calling our Membership Department at (888) 683-5650. Entry level membership starts at just $100 a month or $1,000 a year and the rates and benefits of our higher membership levels are described online.
Your membership dues primarily fund NCIA’s comprehensive national advocacy strategy which includes our full time Capitol Hill staff and retainted lobbyists working to advance our industry’s policy agenda in Washington, D.C. Dues also cover valuable member services like complimentary networking events, exclusive access to valuable market data, and other educational resources provided to members.
Although we do have a full Member Directory, we do not list contact info for all of our members. Sponsoring and Sustaining Members do have the opportunity to provide us with contact information to be listed publicly if they so choose. Sponsors are able to receive a list of attendees who have opted-in at our events. NCIA works hard to protect the contact information of our members.
Engage with other NCIA members at our Quarterly Cannabis Caucus networking events, registration is free for members at any of these regional events hosted around the country on a quarterly basis. NCIA also hosts three national trade shows that offer members a deeply discounted rate on registration. The best way to promote your brand within our membership base is to sponsor or exhibit at these events, more information can be found here. Members can also engage the NCIA community by contributing to our blog, member news, applying to join a member-led committee, or speak at a conference.
Your company login is set to the company name or dba used when you initially sign up. If you’re having issues logging in, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get your login information reset.
Your BDS GreenEdge login is a separate login from your NCIA company login. You should have received the login by email. Email Andrew Farley at email@example.com for login reset.