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Founded in 2010, NCIA is the nation’s oldest, largest, and most effective trade association representing legal cannabis businesses. Our membership is comprised of hundreds of forward-thinking businesses invested in the advancement of the U.S. cannabis industry. Plug into our expansive network and align your company with the nation’s most trusted cannabis industry advocate by becoming a member today!

As the only full service trade association in the cannabis industry, NCIA provides our members with unparalleled benefits that give them a competitive advantage over isolated operators. Membership benefits — included those listed below — apply to all employees within the member-organization.

Membership dues support NCIA’s national advocacy work

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NETWORKING & EDUCATION

Complimentary access to all NCIA virtual events
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Access to NCIA Connect, our exclusive online community
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Eligibility to apply to speak at NCIA virtual events and tradeshows
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Eligibility to apply to serve on any of our 14 sector committees
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$100 discount on admission to NCIA trade shows
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Complimentary admission to regional events
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Invitation to exclusive VIP networking events hosted in conjunction with our tradeshows and major events
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Private meet-and-greets with celebrity keynote speakers at NCIA events
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Guaranteed seat on one of NCIA’s 14 sector committees
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MARKETING & BUSINESS RESOURCES

Discount for Simplifya SmartCabinet compliance software
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Discounts on NCIA's Digital Marketing & Event Sponsorships
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Listing with link to company website in online member directory
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Access to the BDSA GreenEdge market intelligence platform
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Ability to submit content to NCIA’s Industry Insights blog or post news about your business on our website
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Eligibility to apply to be a guest on NCIA’s top-rated Cannabis Industry Voice and Diversity Report podcasts
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Company logo on rotating carousel featured on every page of NCIA website
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Featured micro-site with company profile on our online membership directory
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Company logo impression in newsletter sent to 25k+ e-mail subscribers (once-per-year)
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Welcome shoutout on all NCIA social media platforms with over 200k total followers
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Company logo featured on all major NCIA policy publications
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POLICY & ADVOCACY

Invest in the cannabis industry's national policy agenda
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Exclusive webinars on latest policy developments
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Invitation to participate in NCIA’s annual Cannabis Industry Lobby Days in Washington, D.C.
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Private monthly update with NCIA’s Government Relations & Public Policy teams
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Private briefings with key congressional offices
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Opportunity to provide input on NCIA’s policy white papers, and public comments prior to publication
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Exclusive meetings congressional offices arranged by request
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Invitation to participate in NCIA’s private Policy Summits with state regulators and policymakers
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Eligibility to participate in exclusive advocacy events
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Direct access to NCIA's registered lobbyists in Washington, DC
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Membership benefits totaling more than $5,000 in value!

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Membership benefits totaling more than $25,000 in value!

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Membership benefits totaling more than $75,000 in value!

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What Our Members Have to Say

I joined NCIA in early 2014 because the organization’s mission to elevate the industry is consistent with mine. I have been impressed not only by the work NCIA has done to present the industry externally with its lobbying efforts but also the tremendous job it has done to educate members, whether through emails, small meetings across the country on a variety of issues or the highly successful June conference in Denver.

ALAN BROCHSTEIN

420 Investors
AC

A visit to Eden Labs is often a first step in the development of a company’s business plan. Another part of that plan should be active participation in the development of the entire industry. So the advice I give immediately is to join NCIA because it is an organization of professionals who enjoy networking and supporting each other, and most importantly, NCIA is one of the very few unifying organizations in the industry. Their focus is lobbying for issues that affect us all: Ending prohibition, banking access, and reforming 280E. We have to unify as an industry in order to educate the general public on these issues, but especially our legislative bodies. I have gone to Washington DC with NCIA to lobby and it is a very powerful and enlightening experience. Our voices matter and are effective!

AC BRADDOCK

Eden Labs, LLC

An invaluable organization, NCIA is an endless network and resource for education on matters related to cannabis businesses, laws, and politics. In turn, NCIA members not only receive the benefit of developing best trade practices, but they are also equipped with the necessary tools for effective advocacy to execute meaningful social and political change for cannabis businesses on a national scale.

HILARY BRICKEN

Canna Law Group
Maureen

We joined NCIA to be part of the industry-leading association that is dedicated to the industry’s success. NCIA brings key players together, inspires community, shares best practices and keeps us up to date on the industry trends and news. We also like that NCIA is an active investor in cannabis companies. By being part of NCIA, we can stay informed and play a vital role in this burgeoning industry.

MAUREEN RYAN

Kukuza
Marion

One of the first checks that Simplifya wrote when we launched in 2016 was membership dues to the NCIA because we strongly believe the cannabis industry needs strong representation and lobbying power on the national level. We are all working in our own ways to pave the way forward for the cannabis industry and being able to come together as a group of industry leaders with one voice is truly powerful and exciting.

My favorite part of being an NCIA member is the chance to meet all of the other interesting and accomplished men and women that are a part of growing and changing this emerging industry. Many of the NCIA members I met at my first NCIA event shared their own invaluable experiences and insights that helped guide me and Simplifya when we first started this adventure into the cannabis industry. It is so empowering to be a part of an organization like the NCIA that provides forums and regular opportunities for us to help each other grow and succeed.

MARION MARIATHASON

Simplifya

The cannabis industry can’t expect to be treated fairly without a strong national industry association like NCIA. Cannabis is on its way to becoming the next Great American Industry and NCIA is the best vehicle to ensure that becomes a reality.

TROY DAYTON

The ArcView Group

NCIA is not just a traditional trade association. It is the political lifeblood of an industry that is subject to more legal and regulatory hurdles than any other. NCIA is directly responsible for positive changes to federal banking regulations for legal cannabis businesses, something that has enabled hundreds of legitimate businesspeople to access the banking system. These are problems unique to the marijuana industry, and NCIA is the only group working to protect our business interests, and our freedom. To operate in the marijuana industry you must be a member of NCIA, or you’re in the wrong business.

KRIS KRANE

4Front Advisors

In addition to everything NCIA does for our industry on a national level, I applaud their commitment to education, believing it to be a critical piece in bringing our industry into the light. We have had the pleasure of working together with NCIA on some educational webinars, and I couldn’t be more impressed by their team’s knowledge, insight, and dedication. Bravo. Thank you!

JESSICA BILLINGSLEY

MJ Freeway
Kary

I joined NCIA shortly after launching the business because I wanted to get to know the industry and its leaders. I needed education and I needed community. With my NCIA membership, I got more than I bargained for.

KARY RADESTOCK

Hippo Premium Packaging

It is exceptionally important to offer a unified, well coordinated, focused and deliberate message that professionally represents the needs and interests of our industry. NCIA represents this incredibly well and has done a tremendous job of constantly voicing our message on important and critical points which we require in order to be acceptably integrated fully with today’s society. A national professional presence is exactly what is needed for us to continue to make progress, and NCIA continues to deliver this effort in a very professional and energetic manner. The more members NCIA is able to represent, the more powerful our collective voice will ultimately become.

JEFF RABER

The Werc Shop
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Membership FAQs

What are the benefits of joining NCIA?

Joining NCIA means being represented alongside other top businesses committed to building a strong and prosperous future for the cannabis industry. With your help, we are able to ensure that cannabis businesses of all sizes and types always have a voice in our nation’s halls of power.

Membership also provides you and your business with valuable networking opportunities, exlusive information and education, a national platform to promote your business, and several valuable discounts from participating industry partners.

Who can join?

NCIA represents all responsible, and legally recognized cannabis businesses and cannabis-related companies, including: Medical and adult-use retail, processing, and cultivation businesses; cannabis testing facilities; cannabis infused product manufacturers; manufacturers and retailers of smoking or vaporizing equipment and other accessories; marijuana-related publications, websites, and trade schools; cannabis seed providers; cannabis industry insurance providers; financial services companies catering to the cannabis industry; medical professionals specializing in therapeutic cannabis; hemp product manufacturers and retailers; specialized grow equipment manufacturers and retailers; cannabis-related local or state industry or trade associations; and more. All members must abide by NCIA’s Member Code of Conduct.

Are my membership dues or donations tax deductible?

75% of any payments to NCIA may be tax deductible as a business expense. The balance is reserved for direct federal lobbying and therefore is not be deductible.

I’m interested in becoming a member of NCIA. Where can I get more information?

Becoming a member of NCIA gives you access to hundreds of other related businesses and insider information for the trade, as well as free or discounted access to our events. Please visit our website for more information on how being a member of your industry’s trade association gives you a competitive advantage over those not yet invested in the industry’s future: Member Benefits.

You can become a member in just a few minutes online or by calling our Membership Department at (888) 683-5650. Entry level membership starts at  just $1,000 a year and the rates and benefits of our higher membership levels are described online.

Where do my membership dues go?

Your membership dues primarily fund NCIA’s comprehensive national advocacy strategy which includes our full time Capitol Hill staff and retainted lobbyists working to advance our industry’s policy agenda in Washington, D.C. Dues also cover valuable member services like complimentary networking events, exclusive access to valuable market data, and other educational resources provided exclusively to members.

Does becoming a member get me a list of all members with contact information?

Although we do have a full Member Directory, we do not list contact info for all of our members. Sponsoring and Sustaining Members do have the opportunity to provide us with contact information to be listed publicly if they so choose. Sponsors are able to receive a list of attendees who have opted-in at our events. NCIA works hard to protect the contact information of our members. Members are encourage to engage with each other on our members-only community platform: NCIAConnect.

Where do my membership dues go?

Your membership dues primarily fund NCIA’s comprehensive national advocacy strategy which includes our full time Capitol Hill staff and retainted lobbyists working to advance our industry’s policy agenda in Washington, D.C. Dues also cover valuable member services like complimentary networking events, exclusive access to valuable market data, and other educational resources provided to members.

How can I engage with other NCIA members?

The easiest way for NCIA members to connect online is to log into NCIAConnect to engage with our community. Members can also connect with other members at our at our virtual events and #IndustryEssentials webinars; registration is free for members at all online events as well as regional events hosted around the country on a regular basis (once COVID-19 is behind us). NCIA also hosts national trade shows that offer members a deeply discounted rate on registration. The best way to promote your brand within our membership base is to sponsor or exhibit at these events. Members can also engage the NCIA community by contributing to our blog, submitting member news, applying to join a member-led committee, or speak at a conference.

I’m an NCIA member, how do I reset my password?

Your company login is set to the company name or dba used when you initially sign up. If you’re having issues logging in, please email membership@thecannabisindustry.org to get your login information reset.

How do I update my credit card information?

Log in to your company account and update your credit card on file or contact our accounting department at Accounting@TheCannabisIndustry.org or (303) 223-4241.

How do I access the BDSA GreenEdge platform?

Your BDSA GreenEdge login is a separate login from your NCIA company login. You should have received the login by email. Email Andrew Farley at andrew@bdsanalytics.com for login reset.


The National Cannabis Industry Association is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit industry association. Tax ID# 27-3484449.

75% of membership dues or donations to NCIA may be deductible as trade or business expenses. Membership dues are non-refundable. NCIA will never share members’ personal contact or payment information with any other parties without written consent.

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