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.  

Take your involvement with NCIA to the next level, and reap the benefits for your industry and your business.


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.

Committee Members

Colin Bell - Chair

Growcentia

James Ott - Vice Chair

Precision Cultivation Company

Jeffrey Bobier

Certified Cultivators

Phil Gibson

AEssense Corporation

Michael Gurevich

AgZaar

Matt Hoffman

Hand Grown

James Kelly

Cultivated Power

Scott Milne

Rocky Mountain Efficiency Group

Mo Phenix

Growcentia

Jacob Policzer

The Cannabis Conservancy

Jennifer Roldan

True Liberty Bags

Erin Sharp

Zam Energy

Chris Wrenn

AEssense Corporation

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.

Committee Members

Patrick McManamon - Chair

Cannasure

Ian Stewart - Vice Chair

Wilson Elser

Mike Aberle

Next Wave Insurance

John Balian

Wood Gutmann & Bogart Insurance Brokers

Chris Casseses

Faces Human Capital Management

Sam Fenterstock

AG Adjustments

Jason Horst

Horst Legal Counsel

Marco Materazzi

Emerge Law Group

James Nelson

New Growth Insurance

Dean Rocco

Wilson Elser

Jeffrey Rosen

CBZ Insurance

Jeffrey Samuels

AlphaRoot

Jamie Shetzer

Venbrook Insurance Services

Hailey Stephenson

Norick Risk Funding Concepts

Jeffrey Ward

Next Wave Insurance

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.

Committee Members

Adam Gillman - Chair

Field

Todd Winter - Vice Chair

Winter LLP

Jaime Lewis

Mountain Medicine

Trevor Morones

Control Point Food Safety Consulting

Jeffry Paul

Cannabiniers

Boris Shcharansky

Papa & Barkley

Heidi Quan

Murchison & Cumming, LLP

Margot Wampler

Lifted Logistics

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.

Committee Members

Todd Kleperis - Chair

Hardcar Security

Dana Chaves - Vice Chair

Ms. Mary Staffing

Robert Baca

Sierra Strategic Group, LLC

David Bruns

Farella Braun + Martel LLP

Corinne Celko

Emerge Law Group

Marshall Custer

Husch Blackwell

Scott Crow

Dickinson Wright

Alan Hanson

Emerge Law Group

Kelvin Keith

Tidel

Frank Pazera

Ridgemont Holdings, Inc.

Kieran Ringgenberg

Ringgenberg Law Firm PC

Jeremy Unruh

PharmaCann LLC

John Vardaman

Hypur, Inc.

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.”

Committee Members

Lisa Buffo- Co-Chair

Cannabis Marketing Association

Michael Weiss - Co-Chair

Nature's Dream Inc.

Robert O'Shaughnessy- Vice Chair

Higher Ground Agency

Bryna Dahlin

Dahlin Law, P.C.

Kimberly Dillon

Papa & Barkley

Amy Larson

COHNNABIS

Amber Mayo

WYD.agency

Jeanine Moss

AnnaBis LLC

Blake Patterson

GreenHub

Kary Radestock

Hippo Packaging

Kevin Staunton

Rm3 Labs

Christie Strong

Kiva Confections

Gregg Steinberg

Growcentia

Packaging & Labeling Committee (PLC)

The PLC develops recommendations for standardization of the packaging and labeling of cannabis products available to consumers nationwide.

Committee Members

Nancy Warner - Chair

Assurpack

Karen Bernstein - Vice Chair

Bernstein IP

David Aryan

Marijuana Packaging

Alex Berger

Emerge Law Group

Elise Grosso

Cannabis Marketing Association

Rachel Kane

Sure Lock Packaging, Inc.

Carl Rowley

Thompson Coburn LLP

Frankie Sexton

Olshen's Bottle Supply

Adam Steinberg

Flow Kana

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.

Committee Members

Jordan Wellington - Chair

Vicente Sederberg, LLC

Maureen McNamara - Vice Chair

Cannabis Trainers

Karin Clarke

KC Business Solutions

Sean Donahoe

Operative Campaigns LLC

James Finder

Cannabis Integration

Rick Gilchrist

Guardian Data Systems

Emily Gordon

Simplifya

Bruce Granger

National Grow Technologies

Barbara Halper

DecisionPoint Now

Genny Kiley

Emerge Law Group

Ted Lewis

Boon Edam

Derek Porter

Security Grade Protective Services, Inc.

Aryn Sieber

CannaCauses

Michael Wheeler

Flow Kana

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.

Committee Members

Markus Roggen, Ph.D - Co-Chair

Outco

Paul Muchowski, Ph.D - Co-Chair

Defined Concentrates

Brittny Anderson

The Cannabis Conservancy

Nick Etten

Veterans Cannabis Project

Krista Hill, Ph.D.

Jondle & Associates, P.C.

Mowgli Holmes

Phylos Bioscience

Grant Orvis

Precision Cultivation Company, Ltd

Alena Rodriguez

Rm3 Labs

Cynthia Shelby-Lane, M.D.

Shelbylane MD PC

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.