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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On June 19, 2017, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto signed a measure into law that legalizes marijuana for research and medicinal purposes.
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.
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.
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.
Enforcing marijuana laws: FNC’s Alicia Acuna on concerns the Trump Administration may get tougher on enforcement of federal laws against recreational marijuana use.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio could be the first medical marijuana state to fix the industry’s cash-only situation.
Legalization of recreational weed would generate an estimated $1 billion in additional taxes per year.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON, March 21, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — From now until April 27, NCIA will be accepting nominations for candidates to run for the Board of Directors.
DENVER, Dec 8., 2015 /Weed Wire/ — National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), alongside leading cannabis industry software and service provider MJ Freeway, will host “Cannabusiness Compliance 101,” a 3.5-hour seminar on December 9th in Honolulu, HI.
On Nov. 30, 2015, the National Cannabis Industry Association, a national trade group for cannabis-related businesses, announced its 2016 Lobby Days, taking place May 12-13, 2016, in Washington, D.C.
On September 21, 2015, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., will become the first sitting U.S. Senator to speak at a marijuana industry event as the keynote speaker.
NEW YORK, Aug. 31, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) will deliver a noon keynote address on the first day of the National Cannabis Industry Association’s Fall Cannabis Business Summit, taking place in New York City, Sept. 21-23.
The National Cannabis Industry Association, a national trade group, is expanding its advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill to address the industry’s top federal priorities—access to basic banking services and fair federal taxation.
The marijuana banking bill introduced on July 9, 2015, in the Senate and passed out of the Senate Appropriations Committee on July 23, is way overdue.
Washington, D.C., July 28, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — With the legal marijuana business valued at nearly $3 billion nationwide and growing, the industry’s national trade group – the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) – is expanding its advocacy team on Capitol Hill. NCIA has partnered with D.C.-based public affairs firms Heather Podesta + Partners and Jochum Shore & Trossevin PC to magnify its efforts to address the industry’s top federal priorities – access to basic banking services and fair federal taxation.
Denver’s Colorado Convention Center has seen some interesting events of late, where pot and politics, while even if not on the front of the agenda, have mixed in some interesting ways.
In a city with dispensaries as common as coffee shops, Denver is undoubtedly the epicenter of the legal marijuana movement. And if you’re in the business of bud, it’s a good place to be: Colorado accounted for a third of the country’s 2.7 billion dollar marijuana market last year.