Member Blog: The Ever-Evolving Chief Human Capital/Human Resources Role
by Bryan Passman, Co-Founder and CEO of Hunter + Esquire More than any other role in an organization, the role of the Chief Human Capital/Human Resources (CHC/HR) Officer has changed. It continues to do so as organizations grow and shift. Nothing could be more accurate in this current pandemic... Read more
Webinar: Policy Council Conversations: Just Say No – Keep the DEA out of Cannabis Research
NCIA’s #IndustryEssentials educational webinar series is our new digital platform featuring a variety of programs to provide you timely, engaging, and essential education when & where you need it most! The Policy Council Conversations series features insights & invaluable content directly from members of NCIA’s Policy Council, the preeminent... Read more
Webinar: NCIA Committee Insights – Cannabis Retail Success and Strategies
NCIA’s #IndustryEssentials webinars are our new weekly educational series featuring a variety of programs allowing us to provide you timely, engaging and essential education when you need it most. The NCIA Committee Insights series showcases content produced in partnership with one of our 15 member-led committees. According to a... Read more
Committee Blog: Cannabis and COVID-19 – A Legal Perspective
By Sahar Ayinehsazian and Kelsey Middleton, Vicente Sederberg LLCNCIA’s Banking & Financial Services Committee As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to alter the day-to-day lives of humans across the globe in an unprecedented fashion, industries have made considerable adjustments to maintain their operations while protecting the health and safety of... Read more
SAFE Banking Provision of Federal Relief Package Approved in House, Faces Difficult Path in Senate
by Morgan Fox, NCIA’s Director of Media Relations It’s been a busy week for NCIA in our nation’s capital as we try to make sure the industry can survive the pandemic and continue to develop and thrive once the country begins to focus on recovery. Earlier this month, NCIA... Read more
Meet The Team: Amy Rose – NCIA’s Business Development and Partnerships Manager
When I think about where I was 5 or 10 years ago, I would have never imagined that this is the career path I would be on. When I left college in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, I considered so many options. Not one of them... Read more
Member Blog: Social Equity In Illinois
by Shawnee Williams, Recruiter & Account Manager at Illinois Equity Staffing Recently, we had the pleasure of joining a webinar hosted by NCIA in which they discussed the state of the Illinois market. The #IndustryEssentials presentation covered topics such as Illinois House Bill 1438, social justice reform, licensing and... Read more
Member Blog: The Importance of a True Human Capital Management Leader 
by Bryan Passman, Co-founder and CEO of Hunter + Esquire Numerous cannabis organizations have taken advantage of the global health crisis to cut staff and combine positions. We saw the role of HR lead added (yet again!) to the job description of the CEO, CFO, or another officer. Unfortunately,... Read more
Meet The Team: Rachel Kurtz – NCIA’s Deputy Director of Public Policy
I grew up an Army brat. By 1992, when I was 18 years old, I had lived in Wisconsin, New York, Texas, Oklahoma, Indiana, Alabama, and Germany. I was fortunate my father served during a 23 year period where he would never be sent into a conflict, especially as... Read more
Just Say No: Keep The DEA Out Of Cannabis Research
by Andrew Kline, NCIA’s Director of Public Policy Democracy requires active participation. Of course, that starts with VOTING in November, but it doesn’t end there. When Executive agencies request public comment on proposed rulemakings, it’s important that anyone with a stake in the issue chime in. This process is... Read more



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