March 21, 2016

NCIA Accepting Nominations for Board of Directors Candidates

Nominations for NCIA’s annual Board of Directors election are now open to any representative of an NCIA Sustaining Member business looking to serve as a leader of the cannabis industry’s only national trade association.

NCIA prides itself on the democratic system we employ to select our Board of Directors, who are tasked with overseeing the organization’s budget and strategic plan, as well as acting as ambassadors for the association. Board members also support NCIA and the NCIA-PAC through financial contributions and member recruitment.

Any representative of a current NCIA Sustaining Member business may run for a seat on the board with the nomination of any other NCIA member. Nominations for board candidates are being accepted through this online form until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on April 27.

NCIA’s Board of Directors is made up of 22 elected positions and the executive director, who reports to the entire board. Elected members serve two-year terms and elections are staggered with 11 of the 22 seats open this year. A list of current board members is available online.

The online ballot will open to all NCIA members on Saturday, April 30, and online voting will be open until until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, May 16.

NCIA utilizes a weighted voting system. Each member business can cast one ballot, voting for up to 11 candidates. Each ballot is then weighted according to membership status. A Sponsoring Member’s vote carries twice the weight of a Basic member’s vote and a Sustaining Member is weighted at five times that of a Basic member.

If you are not yet a member of your industry’s trade association but want to participate in the election as either a voter or a candidate, contact NCIA’s Laurence Gration at or (303) 223-4247. We are also happy to answer any questions you have about the election or upgrade your membership so your vote will carry more influence.

**NOTE: Board candidates may not nominate themselves or have someone else from the same member business nominate them. If you or someone at your company would like to run for the board, please contact a colleague at another NCIA member business to request a nomination. ** 

More information about the board election, including a voter guide with candidate information, will be made available to our membership by e-mail in the weeks ahead.

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