South Korea legalises medical marijuana – Financial Times

Posted on: January 13th, 2019 by admin No Comments

South Korea legalises medical marijuana   Financial Times South Korea has become the first east Asian country to legalise medical cannabis in a surprising move to expand the treatment options for patients with epilepsy …

Top Five Memorable Marijuana Moments In 2018

Posted on: January 10th, 2019 by admin No Comments

by Michelle Rutter, NCIA Government Relations Manager As 2018 draws to a close, our Government Relations team in Washington, D.C. is feeling especially thankful this year – both for all of our members, and for all of the strides forward that cannabis policy made this year! Before 2019 begins, let’s take a look back on marijuana’s top five most memorable moments of 2018: Cannabis wins big at the ballot box There’s no doubt about it: America experienced a green wave on election night as voters all over the country cast their votes in favor of reforming cannabis laws and electing candidates that share those values.

Member Blog: Hemp & CBD Legalization, Regulation & Compliance – Key Language in the Farm Bill

Posted on: January 10th, 2019 by admin No Comments

by Michael Cooper, co-founder of MadisonJay Solutions Few developments in the world of cannabis — whether marijuana or hemp — could match the impact of the 2014 Farm Bill. But the 2018 Farm Bill , approved by the House and the Senate this week, promises to do just that. As a quick reminder, the 2014 Farm Bill created an exception to the federal laws that prohibit the cultivation and sale of cannabis.

VIDEO: NCIA Policy Webinar – Looking Ahead to 2019

Posted on: January 10th, 2019 by admin No Comments

As 2018 comes to a close, it’s a great time to sit down and reflect on the successes and challenges of 2018 for cannabis reform.  We’re excited to present to you the first installment of our new quarterly Policy Webinar Series with NCIA’s Director of Government Relations Michael Correia , and Policy Council Chair Steve Fox . Watch the webinar and learn more about the successes our industry has had on Capitol Hill this year, the challenges that may be in store in 2019, and what you can do to take action

Member Blog: News Flash – Quirky Cannabis Regulations Unchecked

Posted on: January 10th, 2019 by admin No Comments

by Robyn Ranke, Eskaton Law California Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Proposed Final Regulations: There are some quirky cannabis regulations seldom discussed by industry professionals which have a hidden impact on your business operations. Most business owners are, as they should be, preoccupied with the more prevalent draconian-styled regulations, like license fees, taxation, and testing

The History of Appropriations

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

by Michelle Rutter, Government Relations Manager Congress doesn’t spend much of their time on passing legislation, but one exception is how much time they spend on the nation’s annual spending bills.

Committee Blog: California Regulations Public Comment Period Nears Close – Act Now!

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

by Lauren Mendelsohn ( Law Offices of Omar Figueroa ), Juli Crockett ( MMLG ) and Michael Cooper ( MadisonJay Solutions LLC ) from  NCIA’s State Regulations Committee Do you have views on the regulations that will govern California’s cannabis industry? If so, California’s window for the public to make comments on the proposed permanent industry regulations is about to draw to a close.

Member Spotlight: Tidal Royalty Corporation

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

In this month’s member spotlight, we hear from Paul Rosen, CEO of Tidal Royalty Corporation , a Toronto-based company providing financing for U.S. licensed cannabis operators looking to expand their operations.

Member Blog: 5 Things You Can Do While Waiting for License Approval

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

By Steve Flaks, VP of Sales, BioTrackTHC Your state passed a cannabis legalization bill and licensing applications are underway! Hooray! Now, you’re gearing up to start your canna-business. With your business plans in-hand and your application sent in, the fee paid, there is nothing to do now but wait… or you can prepare. These 5 steps can help ensure your business is ready for a successful, stress-free opening day, and beyond

Member Blog: Raising The Bar – Setting New Standards and Building Public Trust

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

by Jill Ellsworth,  MS, RDN, CEO and founder of Willow Industries In 1991, professors Harry G. Levine and Craig Reinarman published an article in the healthcare journal The Milbank Quarterly titled, “From Prohibition to Regulation: Lessons from Alcohol Policy for Drug Policy.” In their study, they note the quiet effectiveness of an industry that has regulated itself without issue since 1934. “ The leaders of the major alcohol industries, just like other members of the economic establishment, have a strong investment in maintaining order and obedience to law

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