Member Blog: Augmented Reality CBD, Cannabis Product Labels – Entertainment paves path to Education
by Gary Paulin, VP of Sales and Client Services at Lightning Labels Everyone loves good, entertaining stories. In part, their value lies in information — and education — sticking with recipients long after the storytelling has ended. There’s a correlation in this to the value of Augmented Reality (AR) CBD... Read more
#IndustryEssentials Webinar Recording – Service Solutions: The Road Ahead – Cannabis Compliance in 2021 and Beyond
NCIA’s #IndustryEssentials webinars are our weekly educational series featuring a variety of programs allowing us to provide you timely, engaging and essential education when & where you need it most. The Service Solutions series is our sponsored content webinar program which allows business owners the opportunity to... Read more
Senate Race Runoffs in the Peach State
By Michelle Rutter Friberg, NCIA’s Deputy Director of Government Relations As you’ve probably heard by now, which party controls the Senate won’t be known until January 5 — but those results could quite literally determine if marijuana will become federally legal over the next few years. In Georgia, no... Read more
Commmittee Blog: NCIA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Offers Critiques and Recommendations for Illinois Social Equity Dispensary Licensing Process
by NCIA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee We are NCIA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (DEIC), comprising experienced professionals representing a diverse range of backgrounds. In response to the early results of the Illinois Adult Use Dispensary application process, and with the interest of supporting Illinois’ Social Equity efforts,... Read more
Member Blog: Rolling Out Legal Cannabis in New Jersey – 15 Key Points from the Proposed Law
by Charles J. Messina, Esq. and Daniel Pierre, Esq. of Genova Burns LLC Many are thrilled that the Garden State will finally allow recreational use of cannabis for adults aged 21 years and older. Before recreational use can become legal, however, we have to wait for Trenton to pass... Read more
Committee Blog: Why Company Culture is More Important Than Ever Before
by Shawnee Williams, Illinois Equity StaffingNCIA’s Human Resources Committee Company executives and human resources professionals often talk about company culture as if it were a faraway planet, dreamy to think about and look at, but impossible to grasp. Now more than ever with a global pandemic and civil unrest,... Read more
ACTION ALERT: Congress to Vote on Historic MORE Act
The Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement Act (H.R. 3884) is expected to come to a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives in December 2020. NCIA has been building support for this bill in Congress for the last year and now we need your help! Please call your member... Read more
NCIA’s #IndustryEssentials webinars are our weekly educational series featuring a variety of programs allowing us to provide you timely, engaging and essential education when & where you need it most. The Service Solutions series is our sponsored content webinar program which allows business owners the opportunity to... Read more
#CannaBizSummit 2020 – A Look Inside the Live Virtual Event
NCIA’s Annual Cannabis Business Summit & Expo, held virtually as the inaugural Cannabis Business Cyber Summit, was a great success! November 10-12, attendees took part in live programming and interaction, enjoying unmatched access to the cannabis industry’s leading experts, latest research, and most innovative products and services through the... Read more
What to Watch in the Lame Duck Session
by Madeline Grant, NCIA’s Government Relations Manager Following the presidential election, we’ve entered the lame-duck session. This occurs after an election, but before new members are sworn in, and allows for time on the legislative calendar for Congress to pass additional legislation. Before Congress heads home for the holidays,... Read more



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