Member Blog: Trials and Tribulations – Compliance for Banking
by Nicole Perry, DartBank There are not a lot of financial institutions out there that support cannabis, so finding the right one is important. What is also important is to understand the ‘why’ behind what they are asking. Opening a cannabis bank account is not as easy as opening... Read more
Member Blog: What Growers Should Know About Hop Latent Viroid
by Angel Fernandez, María Zuccarelli, and María de Catarina, MyFloraDNA For many years, growers and breeders have speculated why “dud plants” are seen across different cannabis crops. It is a fact that cannabis has faced many viral infections. Due to viruses and viroids, some varieties mutated into genetic changes... Read more
Committee Blog: Cannabis Lounges – Coming to a City Near You? 
By Jodi Green, Miller Nash LLP; Shay Gilmore, The Law Office of Shay Aaron GilmoreMembers of NCIA’s Risk Management and Insurance Committee Although the concept of state-legal cannabis has been around in some shape or form since 1996, cannabis remains illegal to consume in most public places. In other... Read more
Member Blog: Stellar Customer Service, Transparency, & Education Drive Cannabis Success
by Gary Paulin, VP of Sales and Client Services at Lightning Labels With expansive product choices, it’s no longer enough to rely solely on product quality and availability. Today’s maturing cannabis marketplace requires differentiation to resonate and succeed. Three pillars of that differentiation are stellar customer service, total transparency, and... Read more
Video: NCIA Today – Thursday, July 28, 2022
NCIA Director of Communications Bethany Moore checks in with what’s going on across the country with the National Cannabis Industry Association’s membership, board, allies, and staff. This week Bethany is joined by NCIA CEO Aaron Smith and Deputy Director of Government Relations Michelle Rutter Friberg. Join us every other... Read more
Midsummer Movement: The Pre-August Recess Rush in D.C.
Photo By CannabisCamera.com By Michelle Rutter Friberg, NCIA’s Deputy Director of Government Relations As Congress gets ready to beat the D.C. heat and leave Washington for their annual August recess, there’s at least one thing on their minds: cannabis.  Last week, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) along with... Read more
Member Blog: As Professionals in the Cannabis Industry, It’s Our Responsibility to Unmask the 4 Big Lies
By Charlena Berry, Cannabis Business Growth The following is adapted from Breaking the Stigma. The vast majority of U.S. adults support the legalization of cannabis, with 60 percent supporting legalization for medical and adult use, and 31 percent supporting medical use only. Only 8 percent say it should not... Read more
Equity Member Spotlights: Where Are They Now?
Where are they now? This month, NCIA’s editorial department continues the monthly Member Spotlight series by following up with three of our Social Equity Scholarship Recipients as part of our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program. Participants are gaining first-hand access to regulators in key markets to get insight on... Read more
Making History In Congress, Thanks To NCIA Members!
by Aaron Smith, NCIA’s CEO and Co-founder History was made today as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) along with Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act which would finally remove cannabis from the federal Controlled Substances Act and begin the... Read more
Member Blog: PPE and Staff Efficiencies – How Much Do the Quality of Your Disposable Gloves Matter?
by Justine Charneau, Eagle Protect Single-use nitrile gloves are a required necessity of personal PPE in the cannabis industry. But cheap, ill-fitting gloves can lead to workplace injuries, the most common of which include restricted hand mobility, occupational skin disease, and even reduced dexterity. Aside from promoting hygienic practices,... Read more



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