Industry Groups

Marijuana Policy Project Names New Executive Director

Nation’s Largest Marijuana Policy Organization, the Marijuana Policy Project, Hires Steve Hawkins as Executive Director Hawkins, who previously served in leadership roles at the NAACP, Amnesty International USA, and...
- August 14th, 2018 at 11:24 am

NCIA Adds 3 New Members to its Board of Directors

The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) held its annual election to fill 9 of its 18 board seats. 18 candidates ran for election. Six of the eight incumbents seeking...
- June 2nd, 2018 at 2:40 pm

Support the Cannabis Industry!

This is the time of year when many make charitable contributions. One of the early lessons I learned when entering the industry in 2013 is that without those who...
- December 16th, 2017 at 4:59 pm

Why the Cannabis Industry Needs an SRO

Guest post by Andrew Kline, President, National Association of Cannabis Businesses Government agencies typically play the lead role in establishing rules and regulations designed to ensure businesses operate responsibly...
- June 16th, 2017 at 8:06 am

First Cannabis Industry Self-Regulatory Organization Launches

First Self-Regulatory Organization for the U.S. Cannabis Industry, National Association of Cannabis Businesses, Launches Today to Establish Voluntary National Standards NEW YORK, June 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The cannabis...
- June 15th, 2017 at 7:00 am

Cannabis Standards Group to Partner with ASTM International

Foundation of Cannabis Unified Standards and ASTM International Sign MOU on Cannabis Standards W. CONSHOHOCKEN, PA., June 12, 2017— Yesterday, global standards organization ASTM International and the Foundation of...
- June 12th, 2017 at 10:29 am

NCIA Board of Directors Includes Three Newcomers

The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) held its annual elections to fill 11 of the 22 board seats. 33 candidates ran for election. All eight incumbents were reelected to...
- May 24th, 2017 at 2:40 pm

More Washington Cannabis Testing Lab Cheating Alleged

In early 2016, Dr. Jim McRae, founder of Straight Line Analytics, roiled the Washington cannabis industry with allegations of rampant cheating by licensed cannabis testing labs who were boosting...
- April 30th, 2017 at 9:44 am

The Future of Cannabis in California Can Be Craft

Ensuring a Path to Craft Cannabis Guest post by Amanda Reiman,Secretary of the International Cannabis Farmers Association and Head of Community Relations, Flow Kana and Kenny Morrison, CEO, VCC Brands.com...
- April 23rd, 2017 at 2:56 pm

How Punitive Cannabis Tax 280E Could End

The cannabis industry faces several significant burdens, though perhaps none as onerous as 280E, an antiquated tax rule that prohibits companies that grow, process or sell cannabi from deducting...
- April 13th, 2017 at 3:18 pm

Bipartisan Bills to Kill 280E Tax Introduced in Congress

Bipartisan Members of U.S. Senate and House Introduce Sweeping Measures to Reform Marijuana Policy and Support Cannabis Businesses In a key development, Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), Republican member of...
- March 30th, 2017 at 12:02 pm

ASTM Moves Forward to Develop Cannabis Standards

Global Standards Organization ASTM International Unveils New Cannabis Committee W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., March 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Pending approval from its board of directors, ASTM International announced yesterday the...
- March 1st, 2017 at 10:38 am

ASTM International to Consider Cannabis Standards

ASTM International to Host Organizational Meeting on Potential Cannabis Standards W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — By request from industry, ASTM International will host an organizational meeting...
- January 23rd, 2017 at 10:13 am

NCIA to Present Cannabis Industry Awards

The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) will be presenting awards in several categories to its members at the Seed to Sale Show taking place in Denver on January 31st...
- December 9th, 2016 at 12:07 pm

"Big Alcohol" Won't Dominate California Cannabis Industry

Big alcohol takeover? Guest post by Hezekiah Allen, Executive Director at California Growers Association Politico recently published a piece entitled “How Big Alcohol is About to Get Rich Off California...
- August 31st, 2016 at 8:03 am