• March 23, 2017

    Member Blog: Cannabis Branding Faces Uncertain Future

    by Mark Lusky, Lightning Labels When it comes to cannabis labels and cannabis packaging, and for that matter everything branding-related, the marijuana industry is a many-splendored riddle. On one hand, the industry’s avant-garde nature and offerings lend themselves to eclectic and eccentric designs. On the other hand, a demand-heavy marketplace, lack of branding sophistication, and…

  • March 20, 2017

    NCIA Accepting Nominations for Board of Directors Candidates

    As the cannabis industry’s only national trade association, the National Cannabis Industry Association is a nonprofit organization run for and by its members, so we hope you’ll take advantage of this opportunity to get involved in NCIA’s annual board of directors election cycle. NCIA is now accepting nominations for eligible candidates to run for its…

  • March 16, 2017

    NCIA & MCBA Announce Partnership and #CannaBizSummit Scholarships for 2017

    The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) and the Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA) are pleased to announce the formalization of a partnership where each organization will support the other’s work. MCBA exists “to create equal access and economic empowerment for cannabis businesses, their patients, and the communities most affected by the war on drugs,” and…

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  • VIDEO: Spotlight on California Cannabis Industry Association

    In this month’s NCIA video newsletter, we headed to Sacramento to attend the California Cannabis Industry Association‘s 2nd Annual Policy Conference. CCIA is NCIA’s state affiliate in California. Hear from CCIA members and California state legislators about the critical work CCIA does to represent the state’s industry, and how the NCIA/CCIA affiliation means members have…

  • Member Blog: Cannabis and the Canadian Public Markets

    By Charles Alovisetti and Brett Williams, Vicente Sederberg, LLC While the American cannabis industry ponders the strange twist of fate that was the 2016 election, our cannabis neighbors to the north are experiencing unprecedented levels of capital markets activity. There are now over thirty publicly listed cannabis companies in Canada trading on three different exchanges….

  • February 28, 2017

    Highlights From NCIA’s Seed To Sale Show

    by Brooke Gilbert, Director of Events and Education NCIA’s inaugural Seed To Sale Show was a smashing success! Take a look at some of the highlights below, which made this a must-attend event for those in the cannabis industry: More than 2,200 attendees. The first ever Cannavation and Cannatech Awards, which recognized trailblazing individuals and…

  • Member Spotlight: National Grow Technologies

    In this month’s NCIA Member Spotlight, we speak with the team at National Grow Technologies, who offer a variety of services and products to support the cannabis industry. Recently, NGT sold a cannabis flower batching and sorting machine right on the expo floor of NCIA’s Seed To Sale Show to fellow NCIA member The Clinic.  National Grow Technologies…

  • February 22, 2017

    Work and Well-Being in the Colorado Cannabis Industry: Project Results

    By Kevin M. Walters, MS and Gwenith G. Fisher, PhD, Colorado State University Who works in the Colorado cannabis industry? What are health and safety issues that these workers face? How can we optimize well-being among cannabis workers in Colorado? These are some of the questions that our research team had as we conducted our project,…

  • February 21, 2017

    Members of Congress Announce Bipartisan Cannabis Caucus

    by Michelle Rutter, Government Relations Manager On February 16th, the House of Representatives took another step towards recognizing the need for federal reform of cannabis laws. Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), Jared Polis (D-CO), and Don Young (R-AK) announced their newly formed Congressional Cannabis Caucus. The bipartisan coalition will focus on issues like…

  • February 16, 2017

    VIDEO: The Importance of Making Your Voice Heard in D.C.

    NCIA Deputy Director Taylor West delivers this month’s video newsletter, encouraging you to get involved and make your voice heard to the new administration and new Congress. As NCIA prepares for our 7th Annual Cannabis Industry Lobby Days, there’s never been a more important time to speak up for your business and the industry we’re building…