February 22, 2018
Member Blog: How CBD Helps Patients With Debilitating Conditions
by MarijuanaDoctors.com As a dispensary budtender or owner, you always want to do everything you can to better serve your patients. Oftentimes, that means suggesting different strains and types of medical cannabis based on specific conditions and symptoms. To do that, you and the rest of the staff must understand the chemical makeup of marijuana,…
February 16, 2018
Member Blog: Picking a Fabulous Flack (Part 1 of 3)
by Carol Ruiz, Higher Ground Agency Media relations is the bread and butter of any PR campaign, and picking the best PR strategy for your company is crucial. PR is often confused with advertising and while the lines have blurred in recent years, there are still key differences between the two practices: In the traditional…
February 14, 2018
VIDEO: Member Spotlight on Palm Springs Safe Access
In this member spotlight, we speak with Robert Van Roo, founder of Palm Springs Safe Access, a medical cannabis dispensary based in Palm Springs, California. PSSA has been a member of NCIA since 2014. Learn more about PSSA as they prepare to serve the adult-use market in California. Remember to register for NCIA’s 8th Annual…
February 9, 2018
Another Budget Deal: What Does It Mean For You?
by Michael Correia, NCIA Director of Government Relations Following a brief shutdown in the wee hours of Friday morning, Congress came to yet another short-term budget deal to continue funding the federal government until March 23, 2018. In normal budget cycles, Congress passes a fiscal year budget that goes from October 1 until September 30….
February 6, 2018
VIDEO: Save The Date For NCIA’s 8th Annual Lobby Days!
JUST ANNOUNCED! On May 21-23, 2018, NCIA Members will descend on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. for the 8th year in a row. WHAT IS LOBBY DAYS? Every year, the National Cannabis Industry Association hosts the annual Cannabis Industry Lobby Days in Washington, D.C. This year, Lobby Days will bring over 300 cannabis industry professionals…
February 5, 2018
VIDEO: Protect Medical Cannabis – Support the Leahy Amendment
Watch this video update with NCIA’s Co-founder and Executive Director, Aaron Smith, to learn more about what’s happening in Congress in Federal Appropriations. We’ve made it easy for you to take action to help ensure state-legal medical cannabis businesses and patients continue to be protected from Department of Justice enforcement. Log on to our advocacy…
January 30, 2018
NCIA’s 2017 Ambassadors Help Us Grow!
NCIA was founded on the principle of power in numbers. The thousands of American businesses involved in the state-legal cannabis industries represent a tremendous economic force in this country. As the industry’s national trade association, NCIA works every day to ensure our growing business sector is represented in a professional and coordinated way on the…
January 29, 2018
Member Spotlight: Phylos Bioscience
This month, NCIA highlights Phylos Bioscience based in Portland, Oregon. Co-founder and CEO Mowgli Holmes is a molecular and evolutionary biologist and was a National Research Service Award Fellow from Columbia University. He is a founding board member of the Cannabis Safety Institute and the Open Cannabis Project, and is Chair of the Oregon State Cannabis…
January 24, 2018
2017 Year In Review: NCIA’s seven year history
Last year represented the most robust growth phase for NCIA in our seven-year history. The increase in membership and revenues has allowed us to expand our presence in Washington, D.C., provide better benefits and service to our members, and produce the best events in the industry. Organizational Highlights NCIA membership rolls increased by 40% during…
NCIA Committee Updates: A quick look at what our committees have been up to.
by NCIA’s Membership Department NCIA committees are an opportunity for members to get directly involved in specific industry issues and sectors. These volunteer-driven efforts engage members’ expertise and passion to drill down in of expertise and passion to effect change, provide professional development opportunities, and develop best practices and guidelines that will shape the future…