by Laurence Gration, Director of Development
As we head into this weekend of giving thanks, we here at NCIA are grateful for five years of advocacy, education, and community with our members. With a diverse set of services and an increasing influence on industry, legislators, and regulators across the nation, the cornerstone of our success together is firmly in place.
As the cannabis industry’s only non-profit trade association with full-time professional lobbyists working for your interests in Washington, D.C., NCIA is focused on advocacy for your business. With the strength in numbers that our nearly 1,000 member-businesses provide, we have become an influential force on Capitol Hill, with direct access to legislators and regulators.
No other business organization has done (and is doing) more for 280E reform or to fix the dangerous banking crisis than NCIA.
As a unifying voice in the industry, we are also focused on educational programming and community-building, bringing together advocates, business leaders, and policy makers to shape the industry in positive ways. NCIA also leads a Diversity and Inclusion committee, representing the interests of all under-represented groups within the industry.
But in addition to our core mission, NCIA is doing so much more for its members and the industry:
- Keeping you informed: sign up for our newsletter, get video updates, and read the NCIA blog
- Discounts to NCIA events and conferences
- Media exposure
- Industry-developed standards
- Members-only meetings
- Committees to focus on specific issues within the industry
- Speaking opportunities at conferences and events
- Sponsorship opportunities
On top of all that, NCIA members have access to a large and growing list of Member-to-Member Discounts, covering virtually every aspect of your business needs, including:
- Advertising & Marketing
- Analytical Lab Testing
- Infused Products
- Cultivation Supply
- HR & Recruiting
- Software Technology
- Legal Services
- Real Estate Advising
- Training and Education
- Wellness Products
With these discounts alone, many of our members find their NCIA membership pays for itself.
Finally, one more way we say “thanks” to our members is with gifts that let you show your pride in being part of our fast-growing community. Member pins, decals for your business window, and member certificates tell the world that you’ve invested in the long-term future of our industry.
At this time when we count our blessings, we’re grateful to you, and we hope you’ll enjoy the bounty of benefits your NCIA membership brings. With our influence in D.C. on the rise, and new programs and benefits being added all the time, it’s never been a better time to be a part of the NCIA community.
Not yet an NCIA member? Invest in your business and the future of your industry – join today!