by Jeremy DePasquale, NCIA Membership Director
This Thanksgiving holiday, we wish to simply say THANK YOU for being a part of the next great American industry, and for taking this journey with us as we all create a responsible, legitimate cannabis industry together.
As the NCIA staff begins to wrap up the year 2018 and look ahead into 2019, not only is there so much to be thankful for in this year alone, but also in the last eight years since NCIA’s founding in 2010. Our membership has grown to over 1,700 member companies strong, and we’ve seen the industry evolve and mature at an impressive pace during this time.
NCIA’s executive director and co-founder Aaron Smith is “…deeply grateful for the hundreds of responsible cannabis businesses that have invested in the vital work needed to advance our industry through their membership with NCIA. Our members have made it possible to gain real traction and support in Congress over the last year and those who donated to our PAC have helped us elect an even better Congress going into 2019.”
The NCIA staff, now a vibrant team of twenty passionate and driven individuals, are focused on providing the best service and support to our ever-growing membership in the form of helpful member benefits, opportunities to get involved, and valuable networking opportunities for you and your business.
This year and every year I’m thankful for you, our members. I’m constantly amazed and inspired by your passion to continue making our industry the gold standard. NCIA is as strong as it is because of the support and engagement of our members, and we are working on new and exciting ways to keep you engaged. Here’s to 2019!