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.

NCIA Update From Capitol Hill

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

NCIA’s team in Washington, D.C. and our allies in Congress have been busy advancing cannabis reforms on Capitol Hill over the last couple of weeks. The Congressional appropriations process for the FY2019 federal budget is well under way and cannabis has been at the center of some of the debates around government spending.

Stung by a Boy’s Suffering, UK Reviews Medical Marijuana Rules – New York Times

Posted on: June 19th, 2018 by admin No Comments

New York Times Stung by a Boy's Suffering, UK Reviews Medical Marijuana Rules New York Times LONDON — Britain's home secretary, Sajid Javid, ordered a review on Tuesday of the nation's policy on the medical use of marijuana , days after a 12-year-old's cannabis -based epilepsy medicine was confiscated at Heathrow Airport, prompting a national … Laws governing medical marijuana could soon be relaxed in the UK CNBC UK reviews medical marijuana ban after outcry over sick kids ABC News all 939 news articles »

Committee Blog: Packaging Design Considerations

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

by NCIA’s Packaging and Labeling Committee Elise Grosso, Cannabis Marketing Association; and Rachel Kane, Sure Lock Packaging, Inc. The following topics are areas to be aware of while creating and designing packaging

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 .

Member Blog: The Cannabis Industry Requires New Security Thinking

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

by Tom Dillon, S2 Security Corporation The legal medical and adult-use cannabis market has grown to an estimated size of 7.1 billion dollars. With this growth comes an array of new opportunities and challenges for cultivation centers and dispensaries. These entities are looking for solutions to ensure they meet regulatory requirements, secure their facilities and..

NCIA Announces Board of Directors Election Results!

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

National Cannabis Industry Association members have voted in the association’s annual board of directors election and nine candidates have been elected to serve on the board for the 2018-2020 term.

America’s Own Homegrown Industry

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

Co-authored by NCIA and BDS Analytics It all begins with the humble plant. The fastest-growing industry in the United States relies 100 percent upon the simple cultivation and harvesting of one plant, cannabis sativa — its buds, its leaves, and the diversity of organic compounds the plant provides, including THC. If the plant is grown indoors, as..

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