• April 28, 2017

    Board Candidate – Sean McAllister, McAllister Garfield, P.C.

    If you don’t know me yet, ask leaders in the cannabis industry about me. They will tell you: I’m old school. I’ve been working for cannabis law reform for 21 years, beginning on a prison moratorium campaign, leading to my role as Chair of the Board of Directors of Sensible Colorado funded by MPP, and now…

  • VOTING NOW OPEN: 2017 Board of Directors Election

    NCIA’s annual board of directors election is now open for all members looking to help select the leadership of the cannabis industry’s only national trade association! If you are a member of NCIA, we hope that you will take some time to consider the great candidates vying for a seat on the board and cast a…

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  • April 20, 2017

    Member Blog: The Most Important Things to Consider When Purchasing Bulk or Wholesale Hemp Derived Phytocannabinoids

    by Ryan Lewis, Entourage Nutritional Distributors Hemp, more than any other plant on Earth, is unique in its ability to literally suck the heavy metals and toxic waste out of the environment. Hemp is even being used in phytoremediation at Chernobyl in Russia. What does this mean to consumers of hemp products? Knowing as much…

  • April 19, 2017

    VIDEO: Head to D.C. with us on the “Path to Marijuana Reform”

    With NCIA’s 7th Annual Cannabis Industry Lobby Days less than a month away, Deputy Director Taylor West reports on some exciting news out of Washington, D.C., earlier this month. Several members of Congress introduced a package of legislation to support the growing cannabis industry, including a fix to the crippling taxation of 280E. Find out more about the “Path…

  • April 6, 2017

    Member Blog: 5 Critical Keys to Cannabiz Marketing Success

    by Lisa Hansen, VP and GM of Plaid Cannabis Marketing It’s such a thrilling time to be an up and coming cannabis company. And if you’re looking to build a brand, it’s also a critical time to ensure you’re making all the right moves to build a solid brand foundation that can ensure you capture…

  • April 5, 2017

    A Closer Look at the “Flurry” of Cannabis Legislation in Congress

    by Michael Correia, NCIA Director of Government Relations Last week, we saw Congress introduce a flurry of marijuana related legislation, with many aspects directly affecting the cannabis industry. Taking the lead on bill introductions were cannabis champions Rep. Earl Blumenauer and Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon, who introduced a series of bi-cameral, bi-partisan bills that…

  • April 4, 2017

    Member Spotlight: W Vapes

    This month, we checked in with Dr. Juli Crockett of W Vapes, a vaporizer and extraction brand that originally launched in California, and is a Sustaining level member of NCIA. W Vapes was named one of the “Best Vape Cartridges” of 2016 at the California Chalice Cup. Juli also sits as a Co-Chair on NCIA’s recently…

  • March 28, 2017

    NCIA’S Quarterly #CannabisCaucus Event Series Continues!

    by Brian Gilbert, Events Manager NCIA started the year off with the continuation of our Q1 Quarterly Cannabis Caucus event series, this time seeing us return to the 8 strongest regions visited throughout 2016. Thank you to the nearly 600 cannabis business professionals which joined us across the month in Seattle, Cambridge, Denver, New York…

  • 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

    NCIA is now accepting nominations for eligible candidates to run for its board of directors through April 21, 2017. 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…