• 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

  • August 16, 2017

    Continuing the Momentum – Q3 #CannabisCaucus Events Unite NCIA Members During Successful Summer

    by Brian Gilbert, NCIA Events Manager NCIA and our dedicated member business owners have been keeping busy during the Summer months, and July was no exception as our acclaimed Quarterly Cannabis Caucus event series returned with numerous editions held across the country in both new and familiar locations. We took these opportunities to further connect…

  • Member Blog: The Credit Application

    by Sam Fensterstock, AG Adjustments Granting credit has not yet become standard in the cannabis market, but as discussed in my article “Trade Credit in Cannabis,” published in the May issue of mg, I believe it will be in the future. Therefore, it is important that a company create a credit policy to define how it…

  • August 15, 2017

    Video: Member Spotlight – A Therapeutic Alternative

    Based in Sacramento, California, this month we meet Kimberly Cargile, director of the medical cannabis dispensary A Therapeutic Alternative, focused on holistic healing and patient support. Learn more about how her dispensary has integrated and become a part of the local community. They also offer additional holistic services such as yoga, massage therapy, sound therapy,…

  • July 31, 2017

    Member Spotlight: GENIFER M

    This month, we’re highlighting long-time NCIA Member and cannabis advocate Genifer Murray, who recently launched her line of luxury cannabis-themed jewelry, GENIFER M, with the aim and intention to “elevate the conversation about cannabis through artisan jewelry.”  Cannabis Industry Sector: Accessories/Products NCIA Member Since: 2012 Tell me a bit about your background and why you…

  • July 27, 2017

    Member Blog: How To Choose a POS System For Your Cannabis Retail Operation

    by Gary Cohen, CEO of Cova It’s fair to say that most businesses will have a higher rate of success when they utilize tools designed with their industry in mind. Running a retail operation in the cannabis industry is no different. In fact, the success rate is likely much higher due to the strict regulations…

  • July 25, 2017

    By The Numbers: NCIA Members Make It Happen In The Halls Of Congress

    by Michelle Rutter, NCIA Government Relations Manager While 2017 has had some political unknowns, one thing is for sure: cannabis legislation in Congress has more support than ever — and NCIA members have helped make that happen. In mid-May, NCIA held its 7th Annual Cannabis Industry Lobby Days in Washington, D.C., where 250 industry professionals…

  • July 24, 2017

    Member Blog: “Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful!” (part 2 of 2)

    by Kary Radestock, CEO of Hippo Premium Packaging Celebrating excellence in branding, packaging and marketing within the cannabis industry In part 1, we explored the development of the Canndescent brand and the steps they took to launch that gorgeous canna-business. Today, we turn our eyes to hmbldt, one of the most stunning brands to recently burst…

  • July 19, 2017

    Member Blog: Financing Options for Cannabis Businesses – How to Plan, Prepare and Present

    By Scott Jordan, Dynamic Alternative Finance Most business owners in the cannabis space will experience the need for capital to start or expand their business. While there are a variety of options when it comes to financing, there are a few important keys to being a smart borrower. I speak frequently about the need to start…

  • July 18, 2017

    Video: 4th Annual #CannaBizSummit Re-cap

    In this month’s video newsletter, NCIA Director of Events and Education Brooke Gilbert shares some of the highlights from last month’s 4th Annual Cannabis Business Summit & Expo, held in Oakland, California. With more than 5,000 attendees, 80,000 square feet of expo floor, in-depth workshops and tours, and exceptional keynotes and panel discussions, #CannaBizSummit attendees got connected…