BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 26, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Wana Brands, one of Colorado’s original infused product manufacturers, continues to dominate the state’s marijuana infused product market. For the calendar year 2017, Wana Brands owned 17.33 percent of the overall Colorado edibles market, with its closest competitor at 9.97 percent.
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L’Eagle Services Presented with NCIA’s Excellence in Innovation Award for Cultivation
DENVER, Feb. 8, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) has recognized, L’Eagle Services — a Denver based cannabis cultivator and retail dispensary specializing in clean cannabis — with the NCIA Excellence in Innovation Award for their leading edge in sustainable cultivation practices.
Wana Brands honored with NCIA’s Excellence in Innovation Award
BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 8, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Leading infused product manufacturer, Wana Brands, has been awarded the NCIA’s Excellence in Innovation Award. The NCIA’s Excellence in Innovation Award winner, announced today at NCIA’s Seed to Sale Show, recognizes trailblazing individuals and companies driving the growth of the cannabis industry.
NanoSphere Health Sciences Inc. is nominated for NCIA’s Excellence in Technology Award and receives OTC Trading Symbol
DENVER, Jan. 11, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — NanoSphere Health Sciences Inc. (CSE: NSHS, “NanoSphere”) is pleased to announce that it has been nominated for the National Cannabis Industry Association’s Excellence in Technology Award in Infused Products and Extraction.
National Cannabis Industry Association Responds to Department of Justice’s Move to Rescind Marijuana Enforcement Guidelines
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Today, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Department of Justice has rescinded the “Cole Memo” and two additional memos related to marijuana enforcement policy. These memos, issued in 2013 and 2014, have helped to clarify the Department’s response to state-legal cannabis activity.
Tony Magee, Founder of Lagunitas Brewing Company, Announced as Keynote Speaker for NCIA’s Seed to Sale Show — Feb. 7-8 in Denver
DENVER, Dec. 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), the only national trade association representing the legal marijuana industry, announces Tony Magee, Founder and Executive Chairman of Lagunitas Brewing Company, as the keynote speaker for Seed to Sale Show®, returning to the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO from February 7-8, 2018.
Group Behind Michigan Legalization Initiative Facing Debt and Deadlines
The group behind a Michigan legalization initiative is in dire need of cash to pay off the company it hired to gather signatures for its ballot initiative. The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol is in debt to National Petition Management for approximately $30,000.
National Cannabis Industry Association Joins Forces with Michigan’s Marijuana Legalization Campaign
LANSING, Mich., Nov. 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol (CRMLA) announced today that it has added more firepower to its growing coalition of marijuana reform advocates with the addition of the National Cannabis Industry Association.
Cannabis Business Groups Raise Over $50,000 for California’s Fire Relief Efforts This Week
SANTA ROSA, Calif., Nov. 9, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), the nation’s largest trade association representing legal marijuana businesses, and its California affiliate, California Cannabis Industry Association (CCIA) hosted a fundraiser on the evening of Monday, November 6 in support of the Redwood Credit Union’s Fire Relief Fund.
NOVEMBER 6: Cannabis Business Groups to Host Fire Relief Fundraiser in Santa Rosa
SANTA ROSA, Calif., Oct. 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — In response to the devastating fires that swept through Northern California this month, the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) and its state affiliate, the California Cannabis Industry Association (CCIA), are hosting a cannabis industry fundraiser for community fire relief efforts on November 6 in Santa Rosa, CA.
4 Insights To Know About California’s Cannabis Industry
ANAHEIM, Calif., Sept. 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The California cannabis market is complex and ever-changing and with such a large influx of information, sorting through all the data can prove to be not only challenging, but exhausting.
NCIA Statement on House Rules Committee Decision to Block House Vote on Marijuana-related Appropriations Amendments, Including Medical Cannabis Protections
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) executive director Aaron Smith issued the statement below in response to a late-night vote by the House Rules Committee to block the full House from voting on medical marijuana protections and several other cannabis-related amendments during its upcoming consideration of the omnibus Appropriations bill.
10 Speakers to Meet at #CACannaBizCon
ANAHEIM, Calif., Aug. 28, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The first-ever California Cannabis Business Conference, presented by the industry’s leading trade associations, CCIA and NCIA, is less than a month away.
Announcing Mary Janes: The Women of Weed
ANAHEIM, Calif., Aug. 24, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Join CCIA and NCIA at #CACannaBizCon for a work-in-progress clip of the empowering, soon-to-be-released documentary, “Mary Janes: The Women of Weed” by featuring Lindsay Robinson, AC Braddock — both of whom will be at the conference in Anaheim — and so many more.
This Is What One Massachusetts Bank Thinks of Marijuana Money
On Aug. 6, 2017, the National Conference of State Legislatures carved out 90 minutes during its summit in Boston for a panel on financial services for legal marijuana businesses, addressing efforts to move marijuana money from a cash-only model to a mainstream banking model.
Track 6: Emerging Topics
ANAHEIM, Calif., Aug. 1, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, CCIA and NCIA are excited to announce the final track for the first-ever California Cannabis Business Conference, Track 6: Emerging Topics.
National Cannabis Industry Association Statement on Senate Appropriations Approval of Medical Marijuana Protections
WASHINGTON, July 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — National Cannabis Industry Association executive director Aaron Smith issued the below statement in response to the Senate Appropriations Committee’s approval by voice vote today for the renewal of medical marijuana protections in the Department of Justice budget.
Cultivation: Track 3 at #CACannaBizCon
ANAHEIM, Calif., July 24, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, CCIA and NCIA are proud to announce Track 3 of the agenda for the California Cannabis Business Conference: Cultivation.
Gov. Scott Walker Defense of Taking Donation From Marijuana Industry Advocates While Calling For More Drug Testing: $25,000 Check Too Small to Influence Him
MADISON, Wisc., July 21, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Gov. Scott Walker has offered an excuse perhaps even more incredible than the hypocrisy he displayed in pushing a drug testing scheme on Wisconsinites while, as head of the Republican Governors Association (RGA), accepting a major contribution from a marijuana industry trade group. According to Walker, a $25,000 campaign contribution isn’t big enough to buy his support.
#CACannaBizCon Track 2: Manufacturing & Processing
ANAHEIM, Calif., July 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, CCIA and NCIA are pleased to announce educational Track 2 of the California Cannabis Business Conference’s agenda: Manufacturing and Processing.
Wisconsinites Cry Foul: Walker Took NCIA Donation While Lobbying for Medicaid Drug Tests
On July 18, 2017, One Wisconsin Now held a press conference in the Wisconsin State Capitol to reveal that the Republican Governors Association, headed by Gov. Scott Walker, accepted a donation from a cannabis trade group as Walker was lobbying to drug test the state’s Medicaid applicants.
Gov. Scott Walker on Drugs
MADISON, Wis., July 18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Scott Walker has always been a politician willing to do or say anything to advance his own political ambitions. But newly uncovered information that Walker, as head of the Republican Governor’s Association, accepted a major contribution from a marijuana industry trade group this year at the same time he was lobbying for authority to require drug testing as a condition of receiving public assistance benefits reaches new heights of political hypocrisy.
California Cannabis Czar Lori Ajax Announced as Keynote Speaker for California Cannabis Business Conference - Sept. 21-22 in Anaheim
ANAHEIM, Calif., July 11, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The California Cannabis Industry Association (CCIA), California’s leading cannabis industry association, and the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), the only national trade association representing the legal marijuana industry, announce Lori Ajax, the first-ever appointed Chief of the Bureau of Cannabis Control in California (informally known as the “Cannabis Czar”) as the keynote speaker for the associations’ newly launched California Cannabis Business Conference, taking place at the Anaheim Marriott in Anaheim, CA, September 21-22, 2017.
Mexico Legalizes Marijuana for Research and Medicinal Purposes
On June 19, 2017, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto signed a measure into law that legalizes marijuana for research and medicinal purposes.
Governors Urge Trump to Respect State Marijuana Laws
WASHINGTON, April 3, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Today, the governors of the first four states to have regulated cannabis sales for all adults sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, urging the Trump Administration to maintain existing policies related to the enforcement of federal marijuana laws.
Sweeping Bipartisan Marijuana Bills Introduced in Congress
WASHINGTON, March 30, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators and representatives introduced seven measures to advance more sensible cannabis policy at the federal level. The bills covered a broad range of issues related to resolving the tension between state and federal cannabis laws.
Taylor West on MSNBC: Marijuana Policy and the Trump Administration
National Cannabis Industry Association deputy director Taylor West appears on MSNBC to discuss comments made by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, regarding the Justice Department’s approach to state-legal marijuana programs.
Has Recreational Marijuana Use Become Too Big to Jail?
Enforcing marijuana laws: FNC’s Alicia Acuna on concerns the Trump Administration may get tougher on enforcement of federal laws against recreational marijuana use.
National Cannabis Industry Association Statement on Press Secretary’s Comments Regarding Trump Administration Marijuana Policy
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — National Cannabis Industry Association executive director Aaron Smith issued the following statement in response to Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s comments regarding the Trump Administration’s marijuana policy in the press briefing today:
Nation’s Leading Cannabis and Drug Policy Reform Advocates Commend Congressional Members on Formation of Congressional Cannabis Caucus
WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The nation’s leading cannabis and drug policy reform organizations commended Congressional members Thursday on the formation of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus.
NCIA Statement on Confirmation of Sen. Sessions for Attorney General
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9. 2017 /Weed Wire/ — National Cannabis Industry Association executive director Aaron Smith issued the following statement in response to Senator Jeff Sessions’ confirmation as new U.S. Attorney General.
NCIA Statement on Sen. Sessions’ Comments Today Regarding Marijuana Policy
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — National Cannabis Industry Association executive director Aaron Smith issued the following statement in response to Sen. Jeff Sessions’ comments about the federal approach to marijuana policy in today’s Attorney General confirmation hearing.
NCIA Launches “We Are The Cannabis Industry” Campaign with Profiles, Digital Ads
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) today launched We Are The Cannabis Industry, a campaign designed to tell the stories of real people who work in America’s legal marijuana industry and highlight how the emerging business sector is creating significant benefits for both individuals and the economy.
Wana Brands Top Selling Products Now Available in Nevada
LAS VEGAS, Nov. 14, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Leading infused products producer Wana Brands’ most popular products, including their mixed Hybrid, Indica and Sativa Sour Gummies, Watermelon Gummies and Peach Gummies are now available in Nevada through a partnership with CWNevada, a vertically integrated cannabis company operating in Pahrump and Las Vegas, Nevada.
A Marijuana Mandate: NCIA Looks to a New Era for Cannabis Policy
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The National Cannabis Industry Association, the nation’s largest cannabis trade association, today looked ahead to a new era for marijuana policy in the United States.
NCIA: Now Open - Call for Proposals
DENVER, Oct. 3, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Once again, we’re calling for proposals! We received many great submissions for our Seed To Sale Show and are now opening up the call for propsals for our 4th annual Cannabis Business Summit & Expo in Oakland, CA, June 12-14, 2017.
NCIA Provides Testimony for Today’s Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Medical Marijuana
WASHINGTON, July 13, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing today at 2:30pm ET on the potential medical benefits of marijuana. National Cannabis Industry Association executive director Aaron Smith was invited to submit written testimony to entered into the record of the hearing.
Cashless Payment System Proposed for Ohio Medical Marijuana Program
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio could be the first medical marijuana state to fix the industry’s cash-only situation.
California Marijuana Legalization Could Usher In New Gold Rush
Legalization of recreational weed would generate an estimated $1 billion in additional taxes per year.
NCIA Calls on Congress to Restore Commonsense, Majority-Favored Marijuana Proposals to Appropriations Bills
WASHINGTON, June 24, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Recent actions by congressional leadership have derailed two commonsense, majority-favored marijuana policy reform proposals that had been expected to pass through the appropriations process. Today, the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) called on members of Congress to work to restore those provisions as the budget negotiation process continues.
Terra Tech Corp. to Exhibit at the NCIA Cannabis Business Summit & Expo
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., June 16, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Terra Tech Corp. (OTCQX: TRTC) (“Terra Tech”) or (the “Company”), a vertically integrated cannabis-focused agriculture company, today announced that its CEO, Derek Peterson, will be attending the NCIA Cannabis Business Summit & Expo June 20th – 22nd 2016 at the Oakland Marriott City Center in Oakland California.
Hoban & Feola Law Firm’s Robert Hoban to Present at National Cannabis Summit & Expo June 20-22
DENVER, June 15, 2016, /Weed Wire/ — National cannabis industry legal and policy expert Robert Hoban will be presenting at a sold-out workshop – “Starting & Operating a Successful Medical Cannabis Dispensary, Cultivation, or Infused Products Company” – with an esteemed panel of industry experts at the third annual Cannabis Business Summit by The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA).
NCIA Debuts New Interactive Policy Map Powered by CannaRegs and New Frontier
DENVER, June 9, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), in partnership with association members CannaRegs and New Frontier, announce the launch of a new State-by-State Marijuana Policies Map, providing a valuable, regularly updated overview of every state’s approach to cannabis and cannabis markets.
urban-gro Introduces Procidic2®The First Registered Pesticide for the Cannabis Industry
LAFAYETTE, Colo., June 9, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — urban-gro, the product solutions expert for the commercial Cannabis cultivator, has launched nationwide sales of Procidic2®, a FIFRA 25b product, the first state-registered organic pesticide labeled specifically for Cannabis crops.
NCIA to Launch Knowledge-Sharing Platform Connecting Industry Experts with Entrepreneurs
WASHINGTON, May 24, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) and Brainsy, Inc., are collaborating to launch the Cannabis Expert Calling Network (ECN®), a knowledge-sharing platform connecting cannabis industry experts with entrepreneurs and information-seekers online and via paid telephone consultations.
House Votes to Allow V.A. Doctors to Recommend Medical Marijuana for Veteran Patients
WASHINGTON, May 19, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The U.S. House voted this morning in favor of a measure that would allow Veterans Administration doctors to recommend medical marijuana for their patients in states where medical marijuana is legal.
NCIA Hosts the 3rd Annual Cannabis Business Summit in Oakland, CA: June 20-22
OAKLAND, Calif., May 17, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The National Cannabis Industry Association, the only national trade association representing the businesses of the legal marijuana industry, will hold its third annual national conference, the Cannabis Business Summit and Expo, in Oakland, CA, June 20-22, 2016, at the Marriott City Center.
National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) and BDS Analytics Partner to Serve NCIA Members with Valuable Industry Data
DENVER, May 4, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Members of the National Cannabis Industry Association will be getting a valuable new benefit, thanks to a ground-breaking partnership with leading cannabis market intelligence firm BDS Analytics.
100+ Cannabis Business Leaders on Capitol Hill for NCIA’s Annual Lobby Days
WASHINGTON, May 3, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Next week, cannabis industry leaders from across the country will travel to Washington, D.C., for the National Cannabis Industry Association’s sixth annual Lobby Days.
NCIA Calls on Sen. Grassley to Hold Hearings on Bipartisan Cannabis Legislation
WASHINGTON, April 4, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) today called on Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley (R-IA) to respect the will of the voters and bipartisan members of his own committee by holding hearings on the CARERS Act.