Member Blog: Cannabis Dispensary Inventory Management Done Right – Best Practices
by Ben Curren, Founder of GreenBits Discover how state-of-the-art technology can help your dispensary thrive. Many first-time dispensary owners do not come from a retail background. The cannabis industry is full of entrepreneurs running into long-established retail processes for the first time. Although the cannabis industry is new, many... Read more
Hemp banking gets a boost as four federal agencies remove red tape for new crop
After a seasonlong struggle associated with banking and financing their operations, hemp farmers and businesses can exhale now that federal and state financial institutions have loosened reporting restrictions on hemp banking and issued guidance to members. The Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., the Financial Crimes Enforcement... Read more
Webinar: NCIA’s Official Response To USDA’s Hemp Rules
Join us on Tuesday, December 10 at 1:00 PM MT to learn more about NCIA’s official response to the USDA’s hemp rules. On October 31, 2019, the USDA released its Final Interim Rule governing the domestic production of hemp within the United States. The USDA is currently accepting public... Read more
NCIA Committees: Quarterly Update And A Look Ahead
NCIA committees are an opportunity for members to get directly involved in specific industry issues and sectors. These volunteer-driven efforts engage members’ expertise and passion to drill down in areas of expertise and passion to effect change, provide professional development opportunities, and develop best practices and guidelines that will... Read more
Greed, backstabbing and ‘Frankenstein contracts’ in the hemp landscape: Q&A with cannabis attorney Lisa Pittman
Hemp might be legal now, but more and more hemp companies are finding themselves in court. That’s because the booming industry has attracted a mix of new entrepreneurs and get-rich-quick scam artists looking to take advantage of a new market with few established players. Making matters more complicated for hemp... Read more
EXCLUSIVE: Why a major vegetable producer has reason for optimism in its hemp expansion
A Canadian greenhouse vegetable producer making an expansion into hemp is one of the few companies in the marijuana and hemp industries with a positive consensus earnings estimate for 2019. In this exclusive examination from the Investor Intelligence team at Marijuana Business Daily, analysts note that Village Farms International... Read more
CYBER MONDAY SALE! Save 20% off all new annual memberships!
The holiday seasons are upon us and youʻve probably been inundated with commercials and advertisements for all sorts special holiday sales…but have you considered getting you and your business a gift of NCIA membership? This year weʻve got a deal you canʻt pass up if you own or operate... Read more
Member Blog: Best Practices In Cannabis Cultivation For 2020
by Brett Strauss, President of FolioGrow As with any industry experiencing unparalleled growth, the cannabis industry is going through a few growing pains in these early years of legalization. Cultivators especially are feeling the pinch as long-standing business practices no longer achieve the competitive edge in a crowded playing... Read more
NCIA Members Now Have A New Way To Register For Events… And Beyond!
A New Way To Register You may have already heard the news about NCIA’s new and improved membership interface, and now is the time to make sure your account is created so you’ll be ready to take full advantage of your membership ahead of an exciting year in 2020!... Read more
USDA, DOJ in talks about real-time hemp certification to ease transport
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is talking about getting real-time hemp information to law enforcement authorities in order to ease interstate hemp shipments. An information-sharing platform with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) could provide “some level of solution” that shipments are legal hemp and not illegal marijuana,... Read more



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