NCIA Accepting Nominations for Board of Directors Candidates |
March 20, 2017

NCIA Accepting Nominations for Board of Directors Candidates

NCIA is now accepting nominations for eligible candidates to run for its board of directors through April 21, 2017.

As the cannabis industry’s only national trade association, the National Cannabis Industry Association is a nonprofit organization run for and by its members, so we hope you’ll take advantage of this opportunity to get involved in NCIA’s annual board of directors election cycle.

Any representative of an NCIA Sustaining member business may run for a seat on the board through any other NCIA member’s nomination. Representatives of Basic or Sponsoring level member businesses who are interested in serving on the Board are encouraged to contact us at or (888) 683-5650 to convert to a Sustaining level membership before seeking nomination. More information on NCIA’s membership tiers can be found on NCIA’s website.

Log into our member portal and complete this form to nominate a board candidate through April 21, 2017.

Important notes about the board election:

  • Only current NCIA members may nominate a candidates for the board.
  • Any member may make a nomination but only Sustaining Members are eligible to run for a seat on the board.
  • Nominations for candidates must come from a representative of a member business other than the one represented by the nominee.

If you are a member of NCIA and don’t have access to your login information, please contact us at and we’ll reset your login credentials.

NCIA’s board is made up of 22 elected directors and the executive director. Elected members serve two-year terms, and elections are staggered, with 11 seats open each year. Board members are responsible for overseeing the association’s overall strategy and budget, and as ambassadors of NCIA, they represent more than 1,200 member businesses.

NCIA’s weighted-voting system means that each member business can cast one ballot, voting for up to 11 candidates. Each ballot is then weighted according to the voter’s membership tier, so that a Sponsoring member’s vote carries twice the weight of a Basic member’s vote, and a Sustaining member’s vote is weighted at five times that of a Basic member.

After the close of the nominations period, NCIA will provide all member businesses a Voter Guide, including information about all qualifying board nominees. A secure online election ballot will be open to all current NCIA members starting Thursday, April 27 until 11:59 p.m. EST Monday, May 22.

Please participate. Only you can ensure your voice is heard, so speak up to nominate a qualified board candidate to help steer NCIA’s direction in 2017 and beyond.

Board Member Requirements: All board members shall maintain a current Sustaining membership during their term, in addition to contributing no less than $10,000 annually to NCIA, its Political Action Committee (PAC), or other funds as determined by the executive director. Board members may be exempt from the additional financial requirement if they raise the equivalent revenue through recruitment of new members as defined by the executive director within one calendar year.

For questions regarding NCIA’s Board election, please contact Meredith Bower Holt, Director of Membership & Development, at

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