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.
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 […]
This 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 2018)
Produced by NCIA’s Finance and Insurance Committee, within the Risk Management Subcommittee
Produced by NCIA’s Finance and Insurance Committee, within the Insurance Subcommittee. (April 2018)
Produced by NCIA’s Marketing and Advertising Committee, this paper provides guidance surrounding regulations for advertising in the state of Colorado. (February 2018)
Produced by NCIA’s Finance and Insurance Committee, within the Contracts Subcommittee. (March 2018)
Produced by NCIA’s Policy Council, this paper provides a prioritized list of Four Congressional Actions to Protect the State-Legal Cannabis Industry in the Post-Cole Era. (March 2018)
NCIA’s Policy Council developed this white paper to address pesticide compliance in the absence of pesticides explicitly labeled for use on cannabis as it relates to state-licensed and regulated hemp farmers and cannabis cultivators. (March 2018)
NCIA’s Finance and Insurance Committee, comprised of NCIA members within that sector, developed this white paper to analyze the expected increase in false advertising and unfair competition claims in 2018 for the state of California. The bases for such claims include mislabeling of cannabis products, deficient packaging, contamination, and many other scenarios. (March 2018)
NCIA’s Legal and Banking Committee, comprised of NCIA members within that sector, produced this white paper following a meeting with California State Treasurer John Chiang and other cannabis industry leaders in mid 2017. The paper provides discussion and evaluation of challenges faced by businesses operating within the legal cannabis industry, while highlighting some of the […]
NCIA’s Policy Council developed this white paper begins the discussion of how a federal taxation model for cannabis could generate substantial new federal revenue, providing additional impetus for shifting cannabis production and sale from the criminal market to legitimate, state-regulated, tax-paying businesses.
NCIA’s Policy Council, comprised of industry leaders selected by NCIA’s Board of Directors, play a critical role in the development of cannabis policy at the federal level. The Policy Council recently produced this white paper which is now available in an easy-to-read design with the intention of utilizing this in conversations with policymakers, the media, and […]
This paper was generated by NCIA’s Policy Council. Steve Fox, Policy Council Director, says “the mission of NCIA’s Policy Council is to inform lawmakers and other stakeholders about policy-related matter affecting the cannabis industry. This short paper is an excellent example of that type of work. It is important that we raise awareness about the […]
This paper presents regulatory recommendations and model regulations for cannabis packaging and labeling that emerged from a year-long critical assessment of suboptimal and inconsistent state regulations in one specific area: cannabis packaging and labeling. The overarching goal is to encourage greater consistency and judiciousness in cannabis rulemaking by providing state regulators with model packaging and labeling […]