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The cannabis industry’s national trade association continues to provide space for NCIA members and future members to gather, connect, and learn. Just last month at the end of June, nearly 2,000 people attended the National Cannabis Industry Association’s 2nd Annual Cannabis Business Summit and Expo, held for the second year in a row at the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver.
NCIA sent ripples through the presidential campaign when we hosted Sen. Rand Paul for a marijuana industry fundraiser, showing the world and other candidates that we as an industry have both voices and dollars in the game. Events and Education Director Brooke Gilbert recently published a re-cap of the Summit which you can read about on the NCIA website.
And yes, while we are “serious business” most of the time, focusing on federal lobbying and high-level educational opportunities, we also like to provide a fun space for our industry’s culture to play. So of course, we made the Cannabis Carnival II, held at the Fillmore Auditorium, even bigger and better than last year! If you didn’t get a chance to attend, you can read all about it and see some photos on the NCIA website as well.
Until next summer, when our 3rd Annual Cannabis Business Summit will move to the San Francisco/Oakland Bay Area, there’s plenty of opportunities all across the country for cannabis industry professionals to gather and continue to raise the conversation higher.
If you’re already a member of NCIA, join us at one of the upcoming Member Networking Receptions in a city near you. Here, we offer a casual space to network with fellow NCIA members, and to hear from NCIA staff with updates on our federal policy work.
Join us in September for the Fall Regional Cannabis Business Summit in New York City. NCIA members save $150 on registration. Hear from leaders in the industry in educational panel discussions and workshops.
Fall Regional Cannabis Business Summit – Register Today!
NCIA members save $150 on registration. Non-members welcome!
September 21-23 – New York, NY – Wyndham New Yorker
NCIA Member Networking Receptions
These events are free to all current NCIA members. Connect with other NCIA members and hear an update from NCIA staff on the federal policy work we’re doing in our nation’s capitol.
August 5 – Las Vegas, NV – Garden Patio at Park on Fremont
August 10 – Chicago, IL – Bernadine Room at Devon Seafood Grill
August 12 – Boston, MA – Vintage Restaurant and Lounge
August 20 – Seattle, WA – Sarajevo Restaurant & Lounge
Check the NCIA events schedule often, as new events will be added as they are confirmed.
If you’re not yet a member, please join online by going to www.thecannabisindustry.org/join to sign up today! Join the movement!
NCIA promotes the growth of a responsible and legitimate cannabis industry and is committed to bringing the highest quality of speakers and curriculum to our events, and promoting a responsible and ethical industry by raising the bar and elevating the conversation.
As a non-profit trade association, all of NCIA’s events are not only a way to build this industry strong and proud, but also a way to raise funds for our important political work. With many issues still to be tackled, such as access to and reforming crushing tax laws, it’s a long journey, but together, we can take the high road.
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