Member Blog: 2022 Cannabis Compensation Survey Reports Released
By Matt Finkelstein, FutureSense LLC We are pleased to announce the release of the 2022 Cannabis Compensation Survey Report. The 3rd annual report seeks to further understand and illuminate pay trends and practices in the legal cannabis industry by aggregating and presenting benchmark data in accordance with federal guidelines.   FutureSense and... Read more
Committee Blog: Is American Cannabis Still the Wild West? 
by NCIA’s Risk Management and Insurance CommitteeMatthew Johnson, Quadscore Insurance Services Cannabis is America’s riskiest business.  Cannabis itself is a highly valuable commodity, but cannabis businesses also deal largely in cash – making them a prime target for thieves across the country. Recent headlines have reported a rash of... Read more
Keeping the Spotlight on Cannabis Banking Reform 
by Sadaf Naushad, NCIA Intern  As the middle of May approaches, cannabis advocates, lobbyists, associations, and many more continue to educate congressional offices on the importance of cannabis policy reform.  So far, 37 states have legalized medical marijuana, and 18 states – including the District of Columbia – permit... Read more
Survey: NCIA Retail Committee Wants To Hear From Cannabis Retail Employees
Survey: NCIA Retail Committee Wants To Hear From Cannabis Retail Employees | NCIA’s Retail Committee is looking to gauge what educational material may be the most useful in order to better direct our efforts on content creation for all cannabis retail employees. We would like to hear from those... Read more
State-Level Insights: Momentum Builds Across Our Nation 
By Sadaf Naushad, NCIA Intern  Although the action-packed April must come to an end, the fight for cannabis reform never stops! With U.S. Senators delaying the much-anticipated introduction of the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act (CAOA) last month, Congress has a lot of work to do.  In the meantime,... Read more
Committee Blog: Everything You Wanted to Know About Cannabis Facilities But Were Afraid to Ask Field Guide – Part 3 – Extraction
by members of NCIA’s Facilities Design CommitteeJacques Santucci, Brian Anderson, David Vaillancourt, and David Dixon Continuing our five-part series on the behind-the-scenes workings of the legal cannabis industry. This series focuses on all of the inner dealings and industry advice from established professionals to craft this unlimited How-to-Guide to... Read more
Committee Blog: Social Equity Perspectives on Interstate Commerce – Part 3
by Mark Slaugh, iComply LLCNCIA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Previously, in part 1 and part 2 of this series, the DEIC examined the problems inherent in existing social equity programs and the merit for federal social equity in regulating interstate commerce. The DEIC also examined the key components of... Read more
Video: NCIA Today – Thursday, May 5, 2022
Video: NCIA Today – Thursday, May 5, 2022 | Advocacy / Community / Education ¡Happy Cinco De Mayo! 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.  Join us every other Thursday... Read more
Equity Member Spotlight: Puff Couture LLC – LaVonne Turner
NCIA’s editorial department continues the Member Spotlight series by highlighting 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 the industry, tips for raising capital, and advice on how to access and utilize... Read more
Member Blog: Hard to Get – Why Disposable Gloves are Scarce and Pricey
by Steve Ardagh, founder and CEO of Eagle Protect Disposable gloves are standard issue for the medical, food, and yes – cannabis industry. But thanks to COVID and subsequent disruptions in the supply chain, the market for procuring disposable gloves has gone from routine to challenging. In fact, the demand... Read more

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