• 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…

    TAGS: Member Benefits

    CATEGORIES: Blog

  • 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…

  • September 7, 2017

    The Future of Medical Cannabis Reform – Now What?

    by Michelle Rutter, NCIA Government Relations Manager Late in the evening of September 6th, the House Rules Committee held a hearing to discuss amendments to the upcoming appropriations bill that will fund the federal government for the upcoming fiscal year. The Rules Committee is used by House leadership to maintain control over the House floor,…

  • August 31, 2017

    Top 5 Amendments To Watch For In Congressional Committee Next Week

    by Michelle Rutter, NCIA Government Relations Manager Every year, Congress must pass appropriations legislation to fund the government for the upcoming fiscal year. This annual budget bill, which is currently set to expire on September 30th, has been one of the only avenues by which pro-cannabis reform language can be inserted into federal law– even…

  • August 29, 2017

    Member Spotlight: Baker Technologies

    Baker Technologies Cannabis Industry Sector: Information Technology and Software NCIA Member Since: July 2016 Tell me a bit about your background and why you launched your company? My name is Joel Milton and I am the co-founder and CEO of Baker. I’ve spent the last 8 years in the software industry, and have been working…

  • Member Blog: Belly Up to Cannabis Barcode Labels

    by Mark Lusky, Lightning Labels In an increasingly hostile marijuana environment championed by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, tracking of marijuana from “seed to sale” is more critical than ever. All other threats aside, if you can’t document it, you’re in trouble. And, that’s not just at a federal level. In an effort to document total…

  • August 18, 2017

    New Member Benefit: Group Health Options – Minimal Essential Coverage (MEC)

    Typically, benefits and cannabis mentioned in the same sentence refer to the qualities medicinal marijuana provides patients and those suffering from numerous maladies. But benefits can mean so many things, for instance health coverage benefits. The hottest topic in Washington these days revolves around health benefits: repeal, replace, or just repeal. In any event the…

    TAGS: Apex, Group Health

    CATEGORIES: Blog