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 reelection will serve another two-year term, and the three remaining positions will be served by Mark Passerini, Michael Steinmetz and Taylor West.
Passerini, Steinmetz and West
Passerini is the co-founder of Michigan-based dispensary Om of Medicine and formed the NCIA affiliate in Illinois in 2012. Steinmetz is the CEO and founder of California-based Flow Kana . West, who previously was Deputy Director of NCIA, has worked as Senior Communications Director at COHNNABIS in Denver since last August.
The six incumbents who were reelected included:
Incumbents John Davis of Northwest Cannabis and Eric Pearson of SPARC were not reelected, while Lance Ott didn’t seek reelection.
New Cannabis Ventures salutes those that are serving through leadership. Please consider supporting the cannabis industry by joining NCIA, which 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 San Jose on July 25-27.