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4 Insights To Know About California’s Cannabis Industry

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.

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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.

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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

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.

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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.

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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.

Wisconsinites Cry Foul: Walker Took NCIA Donation While Lobbying for Medicaid Drug Tests

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Has Recreational Marijuana Use Become Too Big To Jail?

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.

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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:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Cannabis Compliance 101 in Hawaii: Presented By MJ Freeway & The NCIA

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.

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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to Keynote NCIA’S Fall Cannabis Business Summit in New York City

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.

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Cannabis Trade Group Hires Lobbyist Firms to Improve Bank Access

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.

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NCIA Teams Up With Heather Podesta + Partners and Jochum Shore & Trossevin PC to Expand D.C. Advocacy Efforts

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.

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Inside America’s Billion-Dollar Weed Business: The Grass is Greener

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.


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