NCIA keeps you up to date with the crucial information necessary for running a successful cannabusiness through white-paper reports and webinars on issues ranging from policy to operations. 

report_iconReport: Cannabis Packaging and Labeling: Regulatory Recommendations for States and Nations

This paper presents regulatory recommendations and model regulations for cannabis packaging and labeling that emerged from a year-long critical assessment of suboptimal and inconsistent state regulations in one specific area: cannabis packaging and labeling. The overarching goal is to encourage greater consistency and judiciousness in cannabis rulemaking by providing state regulators with model packaging and labeling regulations supported by in-depth research, analysis, and input from diverse stakeholders and experts.



Report: The Cannabis Industry in the Trump Era

In this post-election briefing, NCIA answers the question “Now what?” about lies ahead, what a Trump administration could mean for your business, and how you can get involved with NCIA’s work to protect the future of our industry. (November 2016)



Report: 2016 Election and State Initiatives Overview

In this slideshow, NCIA’s Government Relations Coordinator breaks down the 2016 Election results, reviewing the new adult-use marijuana programs (in California, Massachusetts, Maine, and Nevada) and medical marijuana programs (in Florida, North Dakota, Montana, and Arkansas). (November 2016)


report_iconReport: Cannabis: A Promising Option for the Opioid Crisis

The opioid epidemic continues to ravage the country, with prescription painkiller and heroin overdoses now killing more Americans annually than car crashes. As state and federal policy makers grapple with the crisis, this report details how recent research shows that increasing legal access to marijuana could be a potent weapon in the fight — saving lives and millions of dollars in health care and treatment costs. (October 2016)


report_iconReport: State-By-State Medical Marijuana Application Requirements

A compilation of all the documentation required for each state’s medical dispensary certification application. Whether you’re just starting out or looking to expand into new states, this guide is a helpful resource to get you on your way. (December 2, 2015)

Special thanks to NCIA Member 4Front Advisors for their assistance in compiling this document. 


report_iconReport: Top 5 States to Watch in 2016

A cheat sheet guide for a quick breakdown of relevant issues in these influential states. (November 17, 2015)


report_iconReport: Internal Revenue Code 280E: Creating An Impossible Situation For Legitimate Businesses

What is Section 280E and how does it hurt legal cannabis businesses? How does 280E affect me and what should I know? This publication gives you the facts. (April 2015)


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Webinar: Using Social Media to Dominate Your Market and Increase Sales

Discover how to maximize your social media ROI, build a loyal tribe of customers who want to do business with you, take the stress out of your sales process and boost your revenue. Cannabis marketing expert Alexa Divett reveals the exact steps you need to take to turn your social media efforts into a steady stream of profits. (January 26, 2017)


webinar_optionB brandWebinar: Starting and Operating a Successful MMJ Dispensary, Cultivation, or Infused Products Company

Learn how to grow revenue, avoid operational mistakes, and protect your reputation in the cannabis industry. Cannabis industry experts JB Woods of Greenpoint Insurance Advisors, Karin Lazarus of Sweet Mary Jane, and Bob Hoban of Hoban & Feola, LLP, provide an online preview of their upcoming Cannabis Business Summit workshop in this webinar. (November 20, 2015)


webinar_optionB brandWebinar: Cannabis Nurses: The Role of Nursing in the Cannabis Industry

Thinking of adding a cannabis nurse to your staff? Qualified cannabis nurses can add to your business and bottom line in a very positive way. Cannabis nurses understand what their patients are using, what effects may be expected, and what interactions may occur with other drugs. Cannabis nurses have a critical depth of knowledge regarding the Endocannabinoid System & Cannabinoid Therapeutics. Workshop facilitator Heather Manus, RN, President of Genesis International Cannabis Solutions and Board Director of the American Cannabis Nurses Association, will provide insight into how a cannabis nurse can be a valuable investment in your business. (December 1, 2015)


webinar_optionB brandWebinar: Hosted by MJ Freeway – Outlook of Cannabis in 2016 with NCIA Executive Director

Are you interested and excited about the outlook of the cannabis industry in 2016? Wondering which political players are most likely to support reform in 2016? Looking for a synopsis of important federal legislation potentially impacting the cannabis industry? Join our webinar with National Cannabis Industry Association Executive Director, Aaron Smith. (January 7, 2016)



Interested in hosting a webinar on your area of expertise for NCIA’s members? Please contact Director of Membership and Development Meredith Bower Holt at with a description of your intended topic.