• June 27, 2017

    Member Spotlight: Yerba Buena Farms

    In this month’s member spotlight, we check in with the team at Yerba Buena Farms, based in Oregon. Yerba Buena was recently named one of the top 100 green companies to work for in Oregon. Operations Manager Laura Rivero tells us more about their company and the way they manage their staff through self-care “wellness days” and…

  • June 21, 2017

    Video: The Cannabis Industry Speaks Out in D.C.

    Last month, more than 250 cannabis industry professionals came to D.C. for NCIA’s 7th Annual Cannabis Industry Lobby Days. In this month’s video newsletter, we capture highlights from this energizing two days of advocacy, education, and community. Watch the video to re-live the experience, or live vicariously through your fellow NCIA members. And plan to join…

  • June 8, 2017

    Member Blog: How to Build a Financial Backbone for Your Cannabis Company

    By Maureen Ryan and Chris Vane, RoseRyan As cannabis laws liberalize across the nation, entrepreneurs and emerging companies are racing to make their mark and stake their claim in the market. The road to legitimacy goes beyond votes, however—it requires companies wanting to play a significant role in this market to grow, attract investors, and…

  • June 6, 2017

    Member Post: Cannabis Joins the Mainstream World

    By Sarah DeMeo, Care by Design Three polls from Marist College, CBS News, and Quinnipiac University were released in April that show cannabis support is at an all-time high. Marist News poll “Weed and the American Family”, was released on April 17th, 2017. Below is a list of key findings in this poll: 52% of American adults…

  • May 31, 2017

    The Cannabis Industry Takes D.C. – Highlights from NCIA’s 7th Annual Lobby Days

    by Michelle Rutter, NCIA Government Relations Manager With the uncertainty that the new administration has brought the cannabis industry, it’s become more important now than ever before to be proactive in government and in our nation’s capital. Last month, NCIA did just that by hosting our 7th Annual Cannabis Industry Lobby Days. 250 cannabis industry professionals…

  • Member Spotlight: The High Road Design Studio

    This month, we checked in with award-winning designer Megan Stone, founder of The High Road Design Studio, to hear more about her interior design company. Megan specializes in creating a forward-thinking retail dispensary experience for cannabis consumers and patients. Her company was founded in 2013 and is currently based in Phoenix, Arizona. Cannabis Industry Sector: Consulting NCIA Member Member…

  • May 26, 2017

    Member Blog: Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful! (Part 1 of 2)

    by Kary Radestock, CEO of Hippo Premium Packaging Celebrating excellence in branding, packaging, and marketing within the cannabis industry There is so much talk about the lack of sophisticated branding in the cannabis space. And while it is true that there are many look-alike logos and a plethora of cannabis leaves in way too many brands,…

  • May 25, 2017

    Member Blog: How Cannabis Brands Can Leverage Digital Marketing

    by Daniel Ramirez, Chief Marketing Officer of Belladonna Growhouse Did you know there are over 2,500 marijuana business licenses in Colorado alone? With each passing year, more states are eliminating marijuana prohibition and new businesses are emerging. From dispensaries to delivery services, numerous companies are in the making. With so many angles to enter the…

  • May 23, 2017

    2017 Board of Directors Election Results

    National Cannabis Industry Association members have voted in the association’s annual board of directors election and 11 candidates have been elected to serve on the board for the 2017-19 term. Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to all of the candidates for their commitment to NCIA! 2017 Board Election Winners: Cody Bass – Tahoe…

  • Member Blog: Four Innovative Tips for Funding Your Marijuana Dispensary

    by Gary Cohen, CEO of Cova It can be tricky enough to find funding for a new business in any industry, but marijuana businesses are at that much more of a disadvantage. Strict regulations, less-than-favorable taxation laws, and straight-up illegality of federal funding stack up against those looking for their starting dollar in the industry….