• November 14, 2017

    VIDEO: Member Spotlight – Takoma Wellness Center

    In November’s Member Spotlight Video, NCIA visits with Rabbi Kahn of Takoma Wellness Center in Washington D.C., a family-owned and operated medical cannabis dispensary, and a member of NCIA since 2014. He tells us about the challenges of opening the business in the Takoma Park neighborhood of D.C. near the Maryland border. Learn more about…

  • November 9, 2017

    Legal and Banking Committee: White Paper – Financial Institutions

    By Dana Chaves, Ms. Mary Staffing/Hybrid Payroll Vice Chair of NCIA’s Legal and Banking Committee During our inaugural meeting in Oakland California in June of 2017, the Legal and Banking Committee discussed the impending issues impacting the cannabis industry. It was decided that the biggest issue that needed immediate attention was of course banking and…

  • October 31, 2017

    Member Blog: The Future of Michigan’s Cannabis Industry

    by Kefentse Mandisa, Mandisa Risk Advisors In 2008, Michigan voters voted to legalize marijuana for medicinal use. Since 2008, dispensaries have been regulated for operation on a city or township level, and the city of Detroit was more welcoming to the cannabis industry than any other city in Michigan. On the busy street of 8…

  • October 24, 2017

    Survey: Employee Engagement in the Cannabis Industry

    Needle Consultants, LLC, presents the Cannabis Industry Employee Engagement Survey With thousands of employees working in the cannabis industry, the industry has become a significant employer in the states that have legalized cannabis production, processing, and consumption. Ensuring that the industry is creating a satisfying work environment and a fulfilled workforce is key to attracting and retaining…

  • October 19, 2017

    VIDEO: Palm Springs Regional Spotlight

    NCIA visited the Palm Springs & Desert Hot Springs communities in September 2017 to meet and greet with current and future members. At this Member Drive networking event, cannabis industry professionals connect at the local level and reaffirm the importance of staying plugged in to a larger, national voice of thousands.

  • October 16, 2017

    Member Blog: 3 Typical Challenges Associated with Cannabis Marketing

    by Daniel Ramirez, Belladonna Growhouse Although the world is beginning to wake up to the benefits as well as the drawbacks of marijuana, stigma still remains. For that reason, then, businesses who are trying to market the now growing and improving marijuana industry can find that it’s more of a challenge than they would have…

  • October 2, 2017

    Member Spotlight: The Arcview Group

    The Arcview Group, with CEO Troy Dayton Member Since: December 2010 Industry Sector: Professional Services and Consulting, Investment and Asset Management Tell me a bit about your background and why you launched your company? Steve DeAngelo and I started Arcview in 2010 because we believed that business would ultimately become the single biggest factor in…

  • September 19, 2017

    Your NCIA Member Toolbox

    by Jon Dinh, Membership Coordinator Greetings from the membership team! With over 1,400 member businesses, NCIA has never been more united! As we go “back to school” this month, we wanted to remind you of all of the member benefit “tools” available to you as part of your membership at any level. Maximize Your Member…

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  • September 13, 2017

    Video: Cannabis Amendments Blocked in Appropriations – now what?

    In a late-night vote on Thursday September 6th, the House Rules Committee blocked a full house vote on all cannabis-related appropriations amendments.  Fortunately, Congress passed a Continuing Budget Resolution which does keep the Rohrabacher medical marijuana protections in the budget until December 8th of this year, and more importantly for the long term, those protections…

  • September 12, 2017

    Call your Senator to Support the Leahy Amendment

    To find and contact your Senator, click here. Talking Points I’m calling today to ask for your Senator’s support of the Leahy amendment to the appropriations bill. This amendment protects medical cannabis businesses and patients in states where it’s legal. It does this by barring the Department of Justice from using its funds to interfere…