VIDEO: Spotlight on California Cannabis Industry Association

Posted on: April 9th, 2017 by admin No Comments

In this month’s NCIA video newsletter, we headed to Sacramento to attend the California Cannabis Industry Association‘s 2nd Annual Policy Conference. CCIA is NCIA’s state affiliate in California.

NCIA & MCBA Announce Partnership and #CannaBizSummit Scholarships for 2017

Posted on: April 9th, 2017 by admin No Comments

The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) and the Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA) are pleased to announce the formalization of a partnership where each organization will support the other’s work. MCBA exists “to create equal access and economic empowerment for cannabis businesses, their patients, and the communities most affected by the war on drugs,” and..

NCIA Accepting Nominations for Board of Directors Candidates

Posted on: April 9th, 2017 by admin No Comments

NCIA is now accepting nominations for eligible candidates to run for its board of directors through April 21, 2017. As the cannabis industry’s only national trade association, the National Cannabis Industry Association is a nonprofit organization run for and by its members, so we hope you’ll take advantage of this opportunity to get involved in…

Member Blog: Cannabis Branding Faces Uncertain Future

Posted on: April 8th, 2017 by admin No Comments

by Mark Lusky, Lightning Labels When it comes to cannabis labels and cannabis packaging, and for that matter everything branding-related, the marijuana industry is a many-splendored riddle. On one hand, the industry’s avant-garde nature and offerings lend themselves to eclectic and eccentric designs. On the other hand, a demand-heavy marketplace, lack of branding sophistication, and…

Member Spotlight: W Vapes

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This month, we checked in with Dr. Juli Crockett of W Vapes, a vaporizer and extraction brand that originally launched in California, and is a Sustaining level member of NCIA. W Vapes was named one of the “Best Vape Cartridges” of 2016 at the California Chalice Cup. Juli also sits as a Co-Chair on NCIA’s recently…

A Closer Look at the “Flurry” of Cannabis Legislation in Congress

Posted on: April 8th, 2017 by admin No Comments

by Michael Correia, NCIA Director of Government Relations Last week, we saw Congress introduce a flurry of marijuana related legislation, with many aspects directly affecting the cannabis industry. Taking the lead on bill introductions were cannabis champions Rep. Earl Blumenauer and Sen

Member Blog: 5 Critical Keys to Cannabiz Marketing Success

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by Lisa Hansen, VP and GM of Plaid Cannabis Marketing It’s such a thrilling time to be an up and coming cannabis company.

Marijuana found in Vero Lake Estates home – WPTV

Posted on: April 29th, 2012 by admin No Comments

VERO LAKE ESTATES — Indian River County sheriff’s deputies are looking for a man and woman who reside at a Vero Lakes Estates home, after a road patrol deputy investigating a disturbance between neighbors grew suspicious the home was being used to grow marijuana. Deputies serving a search warrant Saturday afternoon on a home in the 9000 block of 86th Street found almost five pounds of marijuana, grow lamps, hydroponic gear, scales and a safe containing money, said Sgt

Willie Nelson unveils statue of himself on day dedicated to marijuana – Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Posted on: April 21st, 2012 by admin No Comments

AUSTIN, Texas – Country music legend Willie Nelson helped unveil a statue honoring him in downtown Austin by singing his new song “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die” on Friday, a date long reserved to celebrate marijuana use. The faint smell of marijuana smoke wafted through a crowd of about 2,000 people as Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell accepted on the privately funded statue as a gift from a private arts group.

Obama’s War on Marijuana Rolls On with Raid of Oaksterdam – BusinessWeek (blog)

Posted on: April 3rd, 2012 by admin No Comments

On  Monday, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and the Internal Revenue Service raided the campus of Oaksterdam University , a trade school of sorts— some call it the “Princeton of Pot”—in Oakland, Calif., that instructs students on the finer points of growing, harvesting, and selling pot. Oaksterdam was established in 2007 after the state legalized medical marijuana; it later expanded to Los Angeles and Michigan

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