New Bill: The Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act

Posted on: September 16th, 2018 by admin No Comments

In the 115th Congress, there are more cannabis reform bills than ever before — dozens, as a matter of fact! Let’s take a closer look at one of the newest reform bills that was just introduced today ! Bill : The Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act Introduced by : Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) What It Does: This bill would create federal, safe harbor protection for veterans and their doctors when using or recommending medical cannabis in states where it is legal. In order to provide our nation’s veterans immediate relief from opioid abuse, the bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs to conduct research on the effects of medical marijuana on veterans in pain, and to research the relationship between state-sanctioned medical cannabis programs and any reduction in opioid abuse among veterans.

VIDEO: Member Spotlight with Canndescent

Posted on: June 17th, 2018 by admin No Comments

In this month’s member spotlight, we visited with CEO Adrian Sedlin at his cultivation and processing facility in Desert Hot Springs, California. His company Canndescent has been acclaimed for its unique, modern packaging designs.

The Cannabis Business Banking Crisis

Posted on: June 17th, 2018 by admin No Comments

By Rachelle Lynn Gordon, NCIA Editorial The fledgling legal cannabis industry has faced numerous challenges since California voters made the state the first to approve the plant for medical use in 1996. Since then, an additional 29 states and the District of Columbia have legalized cannabis for either medical and/or adult-use purposes yet it still… The post The Cannabis Business Banking Crisis appeared first on The National Cannabis Industry Association .

Apply for an NCIA Committee for the 2018-19 term!

Posted on: June 17th, 2018 by admin No Comments

Coming off a strong and productive year of Committee work, NCIA is excited to announce that we are accepting applications for the 2018-19 Committee term. We need your skills, passion, and wide-ranging perspectives to build upon our energetic, inclusive, and innovative committees. NCIA committees are an opportunity for our members to get engaged in specific..

VIDEO: The Cannabis Industry’s Banking Crisis – Explained

Posted on: June 16th, 2018 by admin No Comments

The cannabis industry faces many hurdles along the path to federal legalization.

In our nation’s opioid epidemic, Pa. could find a fix using medical marijuana – York Daily Record/Sunday News

Posted on: June 11th, 2018 by admin No Comments

In our nation's opioid epidemic, Pa. could find a fix using medical marijuana York Daily Record/Sunday News Pennsylvania saw the second-highest drop nationally in the number of opioid prescriptions in 2017, according to the American Medical Association.

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..

Member Spotlight: W Vapes

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

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

Medical marijuana attorney plans cardholder seminars in Missoula, Kalispell – The Missoulian

Posted on: May 6th, 2012 by admin No Comments

A seminar for medical marijuana cardholders will soon be making stops in Missoula and Kalispell, in addition to other Montana cities. The seminar is hosted by Chris Lindsey, medical marijuana attorney based in Missoula and board member of the Montana Cannabis Industry Association.

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