National Cannabis Industry Association Announces New Board

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The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) announced the results of the election for the Board of Directors.  The board consists of 22 members who serve two-year terms, with the election staggered.  This year, 22 sought the 11 open seats, including 10 incumbents. The only incumbent who wasn’t reelected was Scott Van Rixel of Bhang Corporation, who had served a single term.

The two additions to the board include Neal Levine of LivWell Enlightened Health and Glenn Peterson of Canuvo. Levine, based in Las Vegas (though relocating to Colorado), is SVP of Government Affairs and oversees LivWell’s national government affairs as well as new business expansion. Neal has helped with many leglaziation efforts across the country.Peterson adds geographical diversity to the Board, as he holds one of eight medical cannabis cultivation/dispensing licenses in Maine and operates a 118K s.f. cultivation facility and a 5100 s.f. dispensary.

The incumbents who were reelected include John Davis, Troy Dayton, Etienne Fontan, Aaron Justis, Kris Krane, Jaime Lewis, Lance Ott, Erich Pearson and Ean Seeb. The eleven directors serving out the second year of their current term include Cody Bass, Jessica Billingsley, AC Braddock, Max Cohen, Steve DeAngelo, Dale Sky Jones, Rob Kampia, Tripp Keber, Kayvan Khalatbari, Khurshid Khoja and Christian Sederberg.

NCIA promotes the growth of a responsible and legitimate cannabis industry and works for a favorable social, economic and legal environment for the industry.  It will be hosting the Cannabis Business Summit in Oakland from June 20-22.

Breaking News by Alan Brochstein, CFA
Alan Brochstein, CFA
Based in Houston, Alan leverages his experience as founder of online community 420 Investor, the first and still largest due diligence platform focused on the publicly-traded stocks in the cannabis industry. With his extensive network in the cannabis community, Alan continues to find new ways to connect the industry and facilitate its sustainable growth. At New Cannabis Ventures, he is responsible for content development and strategic alliances. Before shifting his focus to the cannabis industry in early 2013, Alan, who began his career on Wall Street in 1986, worked as an independent research analyst following over two decades in research and portfolio management. A prolific writer, with over 650 articles published since 2007 at Seeking Alpha, where he has 70,000 followers, Alan is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and a frequent source to the media, including the NY Times, the Wall Street Journal, Fox Business, and Bloomberg TV. Contact Alan: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn | Email

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