NCIA committees are an opportunity for members to get directly involved in specific industry issues and sectors. These volunteer-driven efforts engage members’ expertise and passion to drill down in of expertise and passion to effect change, provide professional development opportunities, and develop best practices and guidelines that will shape the future of our industry.
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NCIA’s 2017-2018 committee appointments are confirmed; applications for the 2018-2019 committee term will open in the spring of 2018. If you are interested in participating on one or more committees on a project-by-project basis, please email Committees@thecannabisindustry.org with your contact information and committee interests.
Cannabis Cultivation Committee (CCC)
The CCC’s mission is to promote the voice of growers, and to develop, promote, and distribute best growing principles and practices with other NCIA members in this industry sector.
Finance & Insurance Sector Committee (FISC)
This committee promotes the interests of the cannabis industry’s critical finance and insurance sectors, and will develop strategies for the responsible advancement of these sectors for the good of our industry as a whole.
Human Resources Committee (HRC)
The HRC focuses on employee training, education, recruitment, pay and benefits, and other HR-related issues that pose unique challenges within a new and rapidly evolving industry. With both employees and employers in mind, the HRC will establish best practices for talent management and development, create educational materials to help NCIA members better recruit and retain employees and consider developing a job board for the industry on NCIA’s website.
Infused Products Committee (IPC)
The IPC focuses on edible and topical products, reviewing existing business practices and state regulations. Regulation of these products is the IPC’s initial key focus, but the committee’s purpose is to ensure the infused product sector is helping shape its destiny, rather than being driven by differing jurisdictional regulations. The IPC is also working with the Council on Responsible Cannabis Regulation (CRCR) to develop standardized regulations for legislators and regulators to adopt as their states legalize the industry.
Legal & Banking Committee (LBC)
The LBC advocates for the industry’s equitable access to banking and for the industry to be treated fairly under state and local laws on issues such as 280E; the LBAC and FISC will work in conjunction to ensure mutual goals are achieved.
Marketing & Advertising Committee (MAC)
The “MAC Attack” for the 2017-2018 volunteer year includes developing best practices in cannabis industry marketing; opening dialogues with major media outlets that ban most or all cannabis-related advertising; holding in-person or virtual educational events for NCIA members; and developing processes for a NCIA Excellence in Marijuana Marketing Award, or “EMMA.”
Packaging & Labeling Committee (PLC)
The PLC develops recommendations for standardization of the packaging and labeling of cannabis products available to consumers nationwide.
Regulatory & Compliance Committee (RCC)
This committee will examine and review the varying cannabis industry-specific statewide regulations and work to establish best practices or guidelines for states and municipalities to facilitate the development of regulations and compliance procedures.
Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC)
The SAC is comprised of practicing chemists and other scientific field professionals to advise other NCIA committees as they work to develop standards and guidelines for the various sectors of our industry, ensuring that any formal recommendations produced by other NCIA committees are scientifically sound, sustainable, and legitimate.
In March 2017, the Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA) and NCIA entered into a partnership, part of which included the absorption of the group formerly known as the NCIA Minority Business Council (MBC) into MCBA, to be directed by a Steering Committee made up of former MBC members and MCBA and NCIA staff. Inquiries regarding the former MBC or on how to reach MCBA may be sent to NCIA’s Director of Membership & Development.