Member Blog: How Brands Can Help Cannabis Decriminalization
By Mack Bush, King Palm There has been a steady movement for the decriminalization of cannabis worldwide. Many organizations call for their governments to allow recreational and medical cannabis, and it’s hard to deny how valuable the cash crop can be for the local economy. Learn how some cannabis... Read more
Member Blog: Report Shows Inflation Will Reduce Dispensary Profits – Here’s What You Should Do
by Lee Johnson, CBD Oracle A new survey from CBD Oracle found that if inflation drives cannabis prices up, most customers will start to buy less cannabis. Unfortunately, inflation isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, currently standing at 8.3%, and things are very competitive for both dispensaries and growers. Plus,... Read more
NCIA Accepting Applications For 2023-2025 Board of Directors Term
NCIA is accepting applications for eligible candidates to apply for its board of directors now through Friday, November 11, 2022. The National Cannabis Industry Association is a nonprofit organization run for and by its membership, so we hope you’ll consider this opportunity to apply for a seat on the NCIA... Read more
Committee Blog: Four Tips for Cannabis Businesses to Maintain Cannabis Friendly Financial Services
by Kameron Richards and Steven SchainMembers of NCIA’s Banking & Financial Services Committee Obtaining legitimate, cannabis-friendly financial services is among the cannabis industry’s biggest hurdles. Obtaining financial services is challenging for dispensaries, marijuana grows, and testing labs but it could also be an obstacle for non-plant touching businesses or... Read more
The Pathway to Greater Equity in New York’s New Adult Use Cannabis Market
by Mike Lomuto, NCIA’s DEI Manager Over the past few months, the NCIA has been hard at work in social equity and the emerging New York market. NCIA’s Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee has organized an ongoing roundtable discussion with various ally organizations including NYC NORML, Minorities for Medical... Read more
Service Solutions | 9.21.22 | Does Your Video Surveillance Monitoring Method Put Your Business at Risk?
NCIA’s Service Solutions series is our sponsored content webinar program which allows business owners the opportunity to learn more about premier products, services and industry solutions directly from our network of established suppliers, providers and thought leaders. In this edition originally aired on Wednesday, September 21, 2022... Read more
Member Blog: ESG Initiatives and Potential Impacts on Cannabis CRE
by Bryan McLaren, CEO and chair at Zoned Properties, Inc. Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) initiatives are central to the evolving business landscape as more organizations dedicate resources to amplify their social impact, execute on purpose-driven goals, and ultimately create long-term value.   Pressure from stakeholders and shareholders has been... Read more
Participate in the Cannabis Voter Project on National Voter Registration Day!
Cannabis Voter Project is working with cannabis retailers and brands to get out the vote on National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 20, 2022. As a cannabis industry operator, the importance of having your voice heard in the political sphere likely crosses your mind on a daily basis.... Read more
Congratulations Best of 420 Clio Cannabis Award Finalists
Like everything else in 2022, the Best of 420 Clio Cannabis Award took extra effort to put together. But thanks to the tremendous teamwork and dedication of the entire NCIA Marketing & Advertising Committee, and the subcommittee, chaired by Tara Coomans of Avaans Media, this year brings us new... Read more
Committee Blog: The Importance of Feasibility Due Diligence Prior to Purchase of a Cannabis Facility
by Kathleen May, Sonny Antonio, Casey Rivero, David VaillencourtNCIA’s Facilities Design Committee In our previous blogs, the Facility Design Committee authors emphasized the importance of defining facility layout and design components during the planning phase of facility purchase, infrastructure, and operational flow of processes and materials. This blog dives... Read more

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