The cannabis industry can’t expect to be treated fairly without a strong national industry association like NCIA. Cannabis is on its way to becoming the next Great American Industry and NCIA is the best vehicle to ensure that becomes a reality.
- TROY DAYTON, The ArcView Group
As a Founding Member of NCIA and a current member of the Board of Directors, both Dixie Elixirs & Edibles and my own relationship with the medical cannabis industry has flourished. NCIA has been instrumental in our company’s overall success in that through our membership, I have made invaluable contacts and established strong professional (and personal) relationships with NCIA’s board members as well as the general membership. The varied background of NCIA’s membership includes business professionals focused on retail distribution, manufacturing and cultivation aspects of cannabis — all of which have contributed to Dixie’s successful model. I am looking forward to a long and prosperous partnership with NCIA and I hope many others will consider the same. It is virtually impossible not to realize the incredible value this group has to offer to our industry.
- TRIPP KEBER, Dixie Brands, Inc
We have been very impressed with NCIA’s lobbying efforts. It is vital to have an industry trade group working specifically to advance the needs of cannabis businesses. Equal treatment regarding taxes and banking are something that any business in this field needs to get behind, and NCIA is the best route to that equality. NCIA has also been a great source of idea sharing and business development for our rapidly growing industry.
- SCOTT VAN RIXEL, Bhang Chocolate
NCIA is not just a traditional trade association. It is the political lifeblood of an industry that is subject to more legal and regulatory hurdles than any other. NCIA is directly responsible for positive changes to federal banking regulations for legal cannabis businesses, something that has enabled hundreds of legitimate businesspeople to access the banking system. These are problems unique to the marijuana industry, and NCIA is the only group working to protect our business interests, and our freedom. To operate in the marijuana industry you must be a member of NCIA, or you’re in the wrong business.
- KRIS KRANE, 4Front Advisors
Ushering the marijuana industry from an underground market to legal mainstream acceptance hasn’t been an easy task, but the National Cannabis Industry Association has helped make that possible by being a responsible and progressive voice on the Federal level that is representative of its members. They are advocates in government, educators in our communities and truly good people that are working hard every day to make our lives a little easier. An industry in its infancy needs a unified voice and NCIA is that voice.
- KAYVAN KHALATBARI, Denver Relief Consulting
The community we have built through our NCIA membership is invaluable – we have been able to connect with decision makers, share ideas and foster collaborations with other NCIA members, and learn how best to navigate this ever changing landscape of cannabis business. Through their high quality events, NCIA has given us the ability to promote our brand and educate our target market about our products on a scale and caliber that very few organizations are able to provide.
- KATIE O’BLOCK, Surna, Inc
In addition to everything NCIA does for our industry on a national level, I applaud their commitment to education, believing it to be a critical piece in bringing our industry into the light. We have had the pleasure of working together with NCIA on some educational webinars, and I couldn’t be more impressed by their team’s knowledge, insight, and dedication. Bravo. Thank you!
- JESSICA BILLINGSLEY, MJ Freeway
It is exceptionally important to offer a unified, well coordinated, focused and deliberate message that professionally represents the needs and interests of our industry. NCIA represents this incredibly well and has done a tremendous job of constantly voicing our message on important and critical points which we require in order to be acceptably integrated fully with today’s society. A national professional presence is exactly what is needed for us to continue to make progress, and NCIA continues to deliver this effort in a very professional and energetic manner. The more members NCIA is able to represent, the more powerful our collective voice will ultimately become.
- JEFF RABER, The Werc Shop
An invaluable organization, NCIA is an endless network and resource for education on matters related to cannabis businesses, laws, and politics. In turn, NCIA members not only receive the benefit of developing best trade practices, but they are also equipped with the necessary tools for effective advocacy to execute meaningful social and political change for cannabis businesses on a national scale.
- HILARY BRICKEN, Canna Law Group
Canuvo joined NCIA so we could meet and learn from other members, contribute to the effort, and keep our fingers on the pulse of the industry. The member contacts have been invaluable. NCIA is the spear point for the cannabis industry and efforts to bring forth meaningful needed change to our industry.
We mindfully manufacture cannabis; NCIA mindfully manages industry-related issues with a similar passion and commitment. For us, that made joining NCIA logical first step following our licensing under Washington’s I502 law.
- GLENN PETERSON, Canuvo