I have always been a fan of the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA). Over the years I have become friends with many of the NCIA team, but I admired the organization’s advocacy well before I knew anyone personally that was involved over there. The National Cannabis Industry Association promotes social entrepreneurship, and helps move the marijuana movement forward from an industry perspective.
There are a lot of people out there that didn’t start taking marijuana reform seriously until the cannabis industry started to blossom, for better or worse. As I always say, the growth of the marijuana industry doesn’t worry me, as long as the industry grows in a responsible way, and industry members are good stewards of the plant. That’s something that NCIA believes in too. Good players in the marijuana industry do a lot of good to promote marijuana awareness, and convince minds that might not otherwise be swayed.
I have been to a handful of NCIA events, and they are always a tremendous opportunity to network and learn. One of their events that I found particularly insightful was the Oregon Quarterly Cannabis Caucus that I attended earlier this year. The event provided not only a federal update about what was going on in the marijuana industry, which I would expect from a national organization, but also updates from the local scene. The local part was very educational because things change on a regional level much more often than at the national level, which requires constant learning.
The NCIA Quarterly Cannabis Caucus made it really easy to find out the latest info that was important to know about the marijuana industry in my area. I can easily see the advantage of going to each one and getting the scoop on what has gone on in the last 3 months. 3 months in the marijuana industry seems like three years with everything constantly evolving. For a full list of Quarterly Cannabis Caucuses that are going to be held all over the country next month, check out NCIA’s website. They are worth the money, trust me. It’s my understanding that they are free to NCIA members. You can find out more about how to join the leading marijuana industry organization in the country at this link here.
***In no way is this a sponsored post. I honestly think these events are awesome. – JG***