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National Cannabis Industry Association

How Is Marijuana Policy Factoring into the Presidential Campaign?

Rob Kampia | Posted 07.13.2016 | Politics
Rob Kampia

Setting aside the ability of the cannabis industry to have some degree of impact on the current presidential race, what are the positions of some of the more interesting candidates?

Reactions to D.E.A. Chief Michele Leonhart's Resignation

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Count me among the satisfied that Leonhart will be leaving her government job soon. With her departure, President Obama now has the opportunity to name someone to the job who can clearly see the future of drug policy reform.

Ryan J. Reilly

26 Things You'll See At The Cannabis Industry's First Big Conference | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

DENVER -- The National Cannabis Industry Association is hosting its first annual Cannabis Business Summit at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver ...

Kevin Short

7 Things That Could Totally Kill Weed Legalization's Buzz | Kevin Short | Posted 04.18.2014 | Business

The popular press may have branded Mark Kleiman the "Pot Czar" of Washington state, but he says he favors another term. “I prefer 'Hemperor,'" Kl...

Friday Talking Points -- Democrats Unveil 2014 Strategy

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

House Republicans now say it's just too late to pass an extension of unemployment benefits. This, after they spent time this week trying to strip President Obama of the power to create national monuments. Way to prioritize, guys...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Marijuana Industry Lobbies Congress On Taxes | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the feds weigh their response to the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado and Washington, members of the marijuana indu...

Janean Chun

'Guts Or Insanity:' Marijuana Entrepreneurs Talk Strategy | Janean Chun | Posted 09.04.2012 | Small Business

Offering a hot product wasn't enough to keep Christie Lunsford's business open. In fact, it was the reason she had to shut down. Lunsford's problem? S...

'Washington Post' Gets Unusual Marijuana Inquiries

Posted 03.30.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Medical marijuana has been considered a growth industry, with far-reaching benefits beyond the patients. In some cities where medica...

Medical Marijuana Industry Rapidly Grows Mainstream

McClatchy | Tony Pugh | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics

The medical marijuana industry is beginning to show its age....

New Pro-Pot Lobby Takes Shape In Washington

McClatchy | Rob Hotakainen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A new trade group, called the National Cannabis Industry Association, is an attempt to bring together sellers, growers and manufacturers and to promot...

National Cannabis Industry Association Will Have First

New York Times | DAN FROSCH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- It is being called the green rush. With more states moving to legalize medical marijuana, the business of growing and dispensing it is boomi...