Policy Matters

California’s Cannabis Regulations: Perspectives from Industry Leaders Welcome to our fourth edition of the esteemed Policy Matters Series, where we take a trip through the complex landscape of California cannabis regulation. This series is made possible through the collaboration of the National Cannabis Industry Association and its Policy Co-Chairs Michael Cooper and Khurshid Khoja from…

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Blog of the Committee: Hop Latent Virus (HLV) – Overview of Pathogen Biology, spread, control, and testing

by Sarah Taylor Laine (NCIA Education Committee and NCIA Cultivation Committee). Hop Latent Viroid, also known as HLV/HpLV and sometimes called “dudding” (or “stunting”) is one of most serious biological threats to the cannabis industry. HLV was detected for the first time in California, United States in 2017. Dark Heart Nursery’s research revealed that at…

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Legislation in Congress, SAFE Banking and House and Senate Committees

by Michelle Rutter Friberg (NCIA’s Deputy Chief of Government Relations). Although it started slowly, the 118th Congress has finally entered full swing. Let’s take an in-depth look at the most recent cannabis and government relations news from Washington, D.C span> Bills are being introduced All legislation must be reintroduced in a new Congress. A couple…

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Committee Blog: NCIA Committee work provides lasting value to all – A 2022 Highlight reel

by David Vaillencourt. The GMP Collective Facilities Designer Committee Chair NCIA Committees allow its members to have a positive influence on the cannabis industry in one of the most straightforward ways. One of the fourteen (14) committees is the Facility Design Committee. All of our committees are member-led and meet monthly, if not more often,…

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Igniting Conversations: NCIA’s Stakeholder Summit Series Sparks Dialogue

In recent months, the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) has embarked on a transformative journey, bringing together industry leaders, regulators, policymakers, and advocates for a series of Stakeholder Summits across the United States. From the sun-drenched streets of California to the bustling cities of Maryland and the picturesque landscapes of Colorado, these events have served…

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