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Unlocking Financial Potential: AI Tax Strategies for Cannabis Business Owners

The cannabis industry finds itself constantly grappling with challenges imposed by federal regulations and government ...

Member Blog: Breaking Ground – Maryland’s Leading Role in Cannabis Testing Standards

With the advantage of watching several other states blaze the regulated and tested trail before ...

Navigating Missouri’s Stringent Cannabis Testing Requirements: A Deep Dive

By Harrison Bard Co-Founder and CEO of Custom Cones USA Missouri is the Show Me ...

Webinar Release – Positioning for Prosperity: Insurance Essentials for Social Equity Awardees

This webinar, in collaboration with NCIA’s Risk Management & Insurance Committee, explored the important considerations ...

Blog of the Entrepreneurial Operating System: Industry Agnostic

Gino Wickman is an author and entrepreneur who developed the EOS model based on his ...

NCIA Committee Officer Blog: What I learned from my experience as a member

The National Cannabis Industry Association is an organization that includes professionals in every aspect of ...

Policy Matters

California’s Cannabis Regulations: Perspectives from Industry Leaders Welcome to our fourth edition of the esteemed ...

Member Blog: Supporting Small Businesses, Black-owned Companies and Social Equity Participants

In recent years the cannabis industry has grown rapidly, and many new startups have entered ...

The Federal Cannabis Reform Outlook 2024: Navigating the Cannabis Landscape

Congress (still) struggles to pass a number urgent bills that are related to border security, ...
  • Member Blog: Financial Services Survey – Seeking Licensed Cannabis Operators to Participate
    As public opinion shifts and state and federal policies on cannabis continue to evolve, more banks and credit unions are venturing into this market. With competition intensifying, financial institutions must offer products and services that meet the changing needs of the industry. Shield Compliance, a leading compliance platform for cannabis banking, is conducting a survey of…
  • Nevada Cannabis Industry Leaders Cautiously Optimistic About Dea’s Rescheduling Move
    Introduction The Nevada cannabis industry is on the brink of a big change following the recent decision by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to change the classification of marijuana from a Schedule I to a Schedule III controlled substance. This decision has wide-ranging effects, which we will explore in this article, shining a light on…
  • Member Blog: CBD When Pregnant – Is CBD Safe To Use During Pregnancy?
    If you’re pregnant or trying to conceive, you may have heard of the potential benefits of CBD during pregnancy. Alternatively, you may already take CBD oil regularly and are unsure whether you should continue. Here, the team at Goodray’s explores the latest information around CBD in pregnancy and whether it is a safe supplement during…
  • Committee Blog: Understanding the Nutritional Demands of Cannabis
    The nutritional demands of cannabis are still not well understood. Due to the legal status of the plant, intense studies on cannabis nutrition have been limited. The subtleties of plant nutrition are not well understood, particularly in cannabis. Nickel was not recognized as a plant essential nutrient until 2004. The presence of a single micronutrient…
  • Make Your Comment Count! A Guide for Industry Advocates
    Understanding the Importance of Effective Public Comments on Cannabis Rescheduling Proposals The cannabis industry is abuzz with anticipation over the rescheduling proposals. From industry groups to advocacy organizations, companies, and activists, discussions on submitting effective public comments are in full swing. This marks a significant moment as the federal government proposes to reclassify cannabis for…
  • Make Your Comment Count! A Guide for Industry Advocates
    Understanding the Importance of Effective Public Comments on Cannabis Rescheduling Proposals The cannabis industry is abuzz with anticipation over the rescheduling proposals. From industry groups to advocacy organizations, companies, and activists, discussions on submitting effective public comments are in full swing. This marks a significant moment as the federal government proposes to reclassify cannabis for…
  • Cannabis Lounges Provide a New Lure for Las Vegas Visitors
    Introduction Las Vegas, renowned for its vibrant nightlife, world-class entertainment, and bustling casinos, continues to evolve as a premier tourist destination. Recently, the city has embraced a new facet of attraction: the cannabis industry. With the legalization of recreational marijuana in Nevada, Las Vegas has seen a significant transformation in its tourism landscape. The introduction…
  • Member Blog: Impact of Cannabis on Sleep Medication Use
    Last year, Management Science Associates (MSA) partnered with Vireo Health of Minnesota to complete a first of its kind study that sought to analyze the relationship between opioid reduction and cannabis consumption (you can find more information on those findings in our previous post). More recently, MSA has been exploring the impact of cannabis on…
  • Committee Blog: Time to Hire
    The road to opening a licensed cannabis business is a long one. You have managed to navigate through a competitive and complex licensing process. You have convinced your local community to give your company a shot. You have beautified the area surrounding your business. You have secured your supply chain, and you even opened a…
  • Taking the Long View – Strategic Facility Design Considerations for the Schedule III Era
    In the dynamic landscape of the cannabis industry, regulatory changes can significantly impact how businesses operate and plan for growth. The recent proposal to reschedule cannabis from Schedule I to Schedule III has sparked discussions across the industry, particularly regarding facility design and operational strategies. This blog dives into key insights from the National Cannabis…
  • Committee Blog: Data-Driven Cultivation
    Published by Elmar Mair, PhD on behalf of NCIA’s Cannabis Cultivation Committee In any industry, whenever we try to optimize a process, the first step is to collect data to understand the dependencies and identify bottlenecks. In cultivation, we are still lagging behind, and we accept an average process loss of 10-20%. How can we…
  • Member Blog: INSIGHTS Matter – Women in Cannabis Weigh In
    Earlier this year, Cannabis NewsHub reached out to successful female leaders in the cannabis community. We asked them to share insights and advice for aspiring industry professionals. Overwhelming Success of the Social Media Campaign Participation in this social media campaign was an overwhelming success, with more than 50 women in cannabis leadership sharing their “words…
  • Support Rescheduling & the Legal Cannabis Industry by Submitting Your Public Comment to the Department of Justice
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  • Support Rescheduling & the Legal Cannabis Industry by Submitting Your Public Comment to the Department of Justice
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  • Committee Blog: Regulations in the Inhalable Cannabis Space – A Call for Sensible Flavor Regulation for Cannabis Vapes
    Published on behalf of NCIA’s State Regulations Committee (SRC) As the cannabis industry continues to evolve, so do the discussions around regulations, particularly concerning flavor additives in inhalable cannabis products. This blog post represents the members of NCIA’s State Regulations Committee current reflections on the successes and shortcomings of existing cannabis vape regulations, focusing on…
  • Cannabis Rescheduling Impact on Research and Safety: Insights from NCIA Webinar
    In the second episode of NCIA’s new multi-part #IndustryEssentials webinar series, titled “Advancing Cannabis Science: Research Opportunities and Safety Post-Rescheduling,” we delved into the significant changes and opportunities that would emerge following the rescheduling of cannabis to a Schedule III drug. Led by the Scientific Advisory Committee, this session provided a comprehensive overview of the…
  • Member Blog: Key Trends in the Cannabis Industry That Are Redefining Success
    The cannabis industry is undergoing a remarkable transformation. Gone are the days when success was measured solely by the size of the buds. Today, innovative companies are redefining success by offering a diverse range of products, from mood-boosting gummies to pain-relieving lotions.  Science is also at the forefront, ensuring safe and consistent experiences through rigorous…
  • Committee Blog: Harnessing the Potential of Partnership Between the Cannabis Industry and Academia
    Published by NCIA’s Education Committee (EC) Although cannabis companies are limited in the scope of their business activities awaiting much needed descheduling, it hasn’t stopped the need for educating and preparing the cannabis workforce. For some states cannabis tax dollars are appropriated to education, violence prevention and workforce development and often developed through the lens…
  • Start Making Sense: What Does Schedule III & Section 280E Mean for Me?
    Setting the Stage: The Evolution of Cannabis Regulation Rescheduling cannabis signifies a monumental shift for our industry, specifically presenting a potential pathway to alleviate the burdens imposed by Section 280E. In a new multi-part #IndustryEssentials webinar series, led by experts from our 14 member-led Committees, NCIA will provide a comprehensive analysis of the immediate and…
  • Update from D.C.: The Latest on Marijuana Rescheduling and the Farm Bill
    There were two major cannabis policy developments from Washington, D.C. last week: language of the proposed rule for rescheduling became available (accompanied by a video from the President reaffirming his commitment to reform) and the long anticipated text of the farm bill was released. The text of the proposed rule confirmed that the Attorney General…