Authored by NCIA’s Policy Council and member committees, NCIA’s Industry Reports provide accurate, expert insights and research into different issues, trends and challenges impacting our industry.
As reports began to appear of a potential linkage between lung injuries and use of nicotine and/or cannabis vaping products, NCIA’s Policy Council established a Safe Vaping Task Force to provide a consistent response on behalf of the concerned members of the regulated cannabis industry. The Task Force’s mission was to communicate clearly in response […]
In November 2019, NCIA’s Policy Council and Hemp Committee collaborated to submit comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture on establishing a domestic hemp production program.
Last week, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) identified a probable proximate cause of recent vaping injuries and deaths. Shortly after, the United States Senate (HELP Committee) held a hearing for Wednesday, November 13, on the vaping crisis, where CDC officials testified. NCIA Policy Council’s Safe Vaping Task Force also submitted testimony for the record. […]
With the prohibition era nearing its end, it is imperative to begin discussing how to shape an effective, comprehensive cannabis regulatory framework. The system proposed here would allow all cannabis products to flow to the market through a regulatory scheme designed to best advance the policy goals raised by these products. It builds off the […]
The cannabis industry has evolved into a national commercial enterprise generating significant tax revenue, generating hundreds of thousands of jobs, and providing people access to plant-based medicines that work to alleviate pain and treat symptoms of myriad diseases. State laws that have replaced the criminal markets with systems that provide for tightly regulated production and […]
Deciding what insurance is needed for your cannabis operations can be difficult. This decision is further complicated by the variation in what insurance is mandated by state and local cannabis regulations. This paper attempts to provide some clarity on specific insurance requirements mandated by state and local authorities in several states including California, Colorado, Illinois, […]
On behalf of the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), and in response to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) request for comments on Scientific Data and Information About Products Containing Cannabis or Cannabis-Derived Compounds, published in the April 3, 2019 edition of the Federal Register, we hereby submit public comments. Given the substantial interest […]
With cannabis now fully legal for adults in ten U.S. states and the District of Columbia – and more elected officials considering legalization in other states every day – it appears as if the complete end of cannabis prohibition is nearly upon us. As we reach this milestone, we must acknowledge that cannabis prohibition was […]
This 2nd edition comprehensive report provides an overview of the successful state programs that have replaced marijuana prohibition with a tightly regulated market as well as the challenges those programs face due to outdated federal laws. (May 2019)
The cannabis market is evolving and more and more companies in all segments of the market that have previously operated only in a cash/COD environment are now starting to extend credit terms to their customers either by choice or due to market competition. This is not an unusual situation. Accounts receivable is often the largest […]
An update of a paper that was previously released by the Policy Council on Responsible Cannabis Regulation and produced in collaboration with the National Cannabis Industry Association. This paper presents regulatory recommendations and model regulations that emerged from a critical assessment of sub-optimal and inconsistent state regulations in one specific area: cannabis packaging and labeling. The overarching […]
NCIA’s “Cannabis Industry Policy Priorities: 116th Session of Congress (2019-2020)” focuses on how given the pace of change at the state level and the support for cannabis policy reform at the highest level of the federal government, it seems clear that we are at a critical juncture in the history of federal cannabis policy. This […]
NCIA’s “The New Politics of Marijuana: A Winning Opportunity for Either Party,” highlights the significant voter support for marijuana policy reform and the legal cannabis industry through thoughtful examination of recent public opinion polling and electoral wins.
Prepared by the Crisis Manual Subcommittee of the Marketing & Advertising Committee, this manual includes proper crisis preparedness and management processes that can help protect a brand’s reputation and market share. This guide includes industry specific tools for crisis resistance, responsiveness, and resilience.
In this report prepared by NCIA’s Policy Council, we explore recommendations for cannabis testing policies including requirements for proficiency, contaminants, potency and active ingredients, as well as records retention and laboratory accreditation.
In this paper, prepared by Ian Stewart and Kara Thorvaldsen of Wilson Elser LLP for NCIA’s Finance and Insurance Committee, within the Risk Management Subcommittee, Massachusetts’ new regulations governing branding and marketing by adult-use marijuana businesses and related risk exposures are examined.
In this paper produced by NCIA’s Policy Council, we explore how the lack of federal regulation and the inability to expand beyond state borders means U.S. cannabis companies are constrained in their ability to grow and are at a competitive disadvantage to cannabis companies in other countries, with Canada and Israel being the most prominent […]