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.

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

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.

Top Five Reasons to Attend Cannabis Caucuses

Posted on: September 15th, 2018 by admin No Comments

Registration is complimentary for members and 15% off for non-members NCIA’s increasingly popular Cannabis Caucuses are intimate meet and greet events that pop up in eight of the most burgeoning cannabis markets every quarter. We launched this event series two years ago so that our members can get in touch with NCIA staff, make connections with other industry professionals and learn about important federal policy updates impacting our industry

Partner Blog: From Fashion Lifestyle to Cannabis – A Natural Move?

Posted on: September 15th, 2018 by admin No Comments

NCIA is giving away a limited number of tickets to the inaugural Hall of Flowers show happening next week in Santa Rosa. It’s shaping up to be one of the must-see B2B events in the cannabis space for premium brands and industry innovators, all thanks to the fashion and lifestyle industry vets running the show.

What Recreational Cannabis In Mass. Means For Medical Marijuana … – WBUR

Posted on: June 26th, 2018 by admin No Comments

WBUR What Recreational Cannabis In Mass. Means For Medical Marijuana ..

Video: Another Successful NCIA Lobby Days

Posted on: June 25th, 2018 by admin No Comments

NCIA’s Aaron Smith re-caps another successful Cannabis Industry Lobby Days! Watch this video to hear more about NCIA Members’ experiences and why you should plan to join us next year in D.C. Are you an industry leader looking to invest in continued national advocacy for the industry but not yet a member of NCIA? NCIA’s…

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