NCIA To Host Two Cannabis Caucus Events In California Next Week

The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), the only national trade association for legal marijuana businesses in the U.S., will host a two California Cannabis Caucuses on Tuesday, July 26, in Santa Monica, and on Thursday, July 28, in Oakland. The events will be co-hosted by the California Cannabis Industry Association. Cannabis…

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NCIA And ArcView Criticize NASDAQ In Letter After MassRoots Rejection

I stand with MassRoots. MassRoots was recently rejected by NASDAQ, and the National Cannabis Industry Association and ArcView Group issued a joint letter criticizing NASDAQ’s decision, and supporting MassRoots’ appeal. I don’t know a lot about the stock market, and all the details of NASDAQ’s application process, but I do…

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NCIA To Launch Knowledge-Sharing Platform Connecting Industry Experts With Entrepreneurs

The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) and Brainsy, Inc., are collaborating to launch the Cannabis Expert Calling Network (ECN®), a knowledge-sharing platform connecting cannabis industry experts with entrepreneurs and information-seekers online and via paid telephone consultations. NCIA members who are experts in their area of the cannabis industry will be invited…

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What It Was Like Attending My First NCIA Quarterly Cannabis Caucus

The cannabis industry is directly tied to cannabis politics. Anyone who thinks otherwise isn’t in the industry. Local politics, state politics, and national politics decide the parameters in which the cannabis industry is allowed to operate. Those parameters are constantly changing, and at a pace that is often difficult to keep…

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NCIA Releases 280E Guide To Help Marijuana Businesses During Tax Season

(via dailyfinance.com) I get asked all the time for advice and tips on how to start a marijuana business. Most of the time people want to bounce ideas off of me that involve growing and/or selling marijuana. Sometimes it will involve an ancillary industry idea, but for the most part…

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NCIA 5 Year Anniversary Video: Looking Back, Moving Forward

This blog started in 2010, and so did the National Cannabis Industry Association. I have watched, and supported, their work from the very beginning, and will continue to do so. Their work has added to the momentum for marijuana reform in a way that no other organization has. That’s not…

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See Earl Blumenauer At The Oregon NCIA Member Reception And Federal Policy Update Wednesday

(image via Oregon Cannabis Connection) One of the things that makes me most proud to call myself an Oregonian is that my state has the greatest political champion of cannabis reform in Congress. I am of course referring to United States Representative Earl Blumenauer from Oregon. Way before cannabis reform went…

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Attend The Oregon NCIA Member Reception And Federal Policy Update

It seems like everyone and their grandma is either in the cannabis industry in Oregon right now, or is trying to get into the industry. It’s easy to see why – Oregon sold 11 million dollars worth of marijuana the first week of limited recreational marijuana sales. One can only…

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