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 a two-year term, and the three remaining positions will be served by Shannon Fender, Christie Lunsford and Sean McAllister.
Fender, Lunsford and McAllister
Fender has been serving as the Director of Public Affairs at Native Roots in Colorado since December and has been active in the industry as a lobbyist since 2012. Lunsford, COO of Pro MAX Grow in Colorado and founder of Endocannabinoidology, LLC, was a founding member of NCIA in 2011. McAllister, a partner at law firm McAllister, Garfield, P.C., has been active in Colorado for more than two decades and recently began to practice in California.
Here are the eleven Directors who were elected to two-year terms:
Cody Bass – Tahoe Wellness Cooperative
Jessica Billingsley – MJ Freeway
AC Braddock – Eden Labs
Alex Cooley – Solstice
Steve DeAngelo – Harborside Health Center
Shannon Fender – Native Roots
Rob Kampia – Marijuana Policy Project
Kayvan Khalatbari – Denver Relief Consulting
Khurshid Khoja – Greenbridge Corporate Counsel
Christie Lunsford – Pro MAX Grow
Sean McAllister – McAllister Garfield, P.C.
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 Oakland from June 12-14.