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NCIA’s Cannabis Industry Voice covers a range of topics including the rapidly evolving political and policy changes that affect our industry, news and events of importance to cannabis professionals, and features on companies, individuals, and campaigns at the cutting edge of the cannabis industry.

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NCIA’s Cannabis Industry Voice covers a range of topics including the rapidly evolving political and policy changes that affect our industry, news and events of importance to cannabis professionals, and features on companies, individuals, and campaigns at the cutting edge of the cannabis industry.

    Lobbying Congress Virtually as an NCIA Evergreen Member (BEST OF)

    Lobbying Congress Virtually as an NCIA Evergreen Member (BEST OF)

    Lobbying Congress Virtually as an NCIA Evergreen Member with Khurshid Khoja is founder of Greenbridge Corporate Counsel, P.C., a California business law firm. Khurshid founded the law firm in 2012, which represents clientele from across numerous sectors in the legal cannabinoid industries, on regulatory, start‐up, corporate, intellectual property, finance, and other commercial and transactional matters. Khurshid currently serves as Chair Emeritus of the Board of Directors of the National Cannabis Industry Association, serves as co-chair of NCIA’s Policy Council, and as outside general counsel to Students for Sensible Drug Policy. He has previously served on the Board and Policy Committee of the Minority Cannabis Business Association, California State Treasurer’s Cannabis Banking Working Group, as a Founding Board member and General Counsel of the California Cannabis Industry Association, and as a mentor and member of the Selection Committee for the Arcview Investor Network. Among other honors, Khurshid was profiled in The National Law Journal’s first-ever Cannabis Law Trailblazers’ list, he’s been named to the annual Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars list multiple times, has received SSDP’s Unsung Hero Award multiple times, and Arcview Investor Network’s Outstanding Member Award.


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    The Full Spectrum of the Hemp Industry Hemp Committee (BEST OF)

    The Full Spectrum of the Hemp Industry Hemp Committee (BEST OF)

    The Full Spectrum And Gray Areas, of the Hemp Industry Hemp Committee with Liz Mason and Keith Butler today on NCIA's Cannabis Industry Voice only on Cannabis Radio. Liz Mason is the Director of Operations at Aurum Labs and Aurum Hemp. Both companies focus on compliance testing for Marijuana and Industrial Hemp products. They were one of the first certified cannabis testing labs in Colorado and in the US. They are USDA, ISO 17025 accredited, and Colorado state-certified. Keith was brought into the world of cannabis advocacy in 1979 and in 1987 joined the hemp revolution started by Jack Herer. Beginning his first formulations company in the early 90’s manufacturing supplements Keith has never stopped learning from the natural world. With backgrounds in law, science, manufacturing, and distribution Keith has traveled the world as an ambassador of the plant. In 2019 Keith co-founded OP Innovates which stands for Our Plant, Our Planet to manufacture and distribute products utilizing the natural absorption methods of Naturia+™ an organic Patent-Pending cannabinoid delivery method Keith co-invented. 


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    Extraction Equipment History and Regulatory Challenges

    Extraction Equipment History and Regulatory Challenges

    Extraction Equipment History and Regulatory Challenges with Jack Naito, Luna Technologies today on NCIA's Cannabis Industry Voice on The Cannabis Radio. Jack is a former Boeing aerospace engineer turned cannabis entrepreneur who started Portland, Oregon-based Luna Technologies, which manufactures cannabis extraction equipment, with his childhood friend, Kyler Buck, in 2016.
    At the time, most of the equipment available was re-purposed from other industries including breweries and pharmaceuticals. These Frankenstein machines were inefficient, potentially dangerous, and difficult to operate. Jack and Kyler saw a better way. We start off by talking about some of its values as a company.


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    • 27 min
    A Busy Summer in Congress for Cannabis Policy Reform

    A Busy Summer in Congress for Cannabis Policy Reform

    A Busy Summer in Congress for Cannabis Policy Reform Michelle Rutter Friberg, NCIA's Deputy Director of Government Relations. Now that it’s August Recess we take a moment to cover some of the developments we’ve seen in Congress since the beginning of the year.
    Seems like things are starting to feel somewhat back to normal, but we had to adjust and pivot as an organization in many ways. We hosted a couple of VIRTUAL lobby day events earlier in the year, so we dive more into those events, and how they went.


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    • 26 min
    Cannabis Mom, Podcasting Boss, and Bravo TV Fan, Jenny Blaze

    Cannabis Mom, Podcasting Boss, and Bravo TV Fan, Jenny Blaze

    Cannabis Mom, Podcasting Boss, and Bravo TV Fan, Jenny Blaze today on NCIA's Cannabis Industry Voice only on The Cannabis Radio. Jenny Blaze is a Digital Entrepreneur, Content Creator, Cannabis Advocate, and host of GoodPods #8 in the Top 100 Indie TV Reviews Chart, the Bravo & Blaze with Jenny Blaze podcast.
    She is focused on bridging the gap between mainstream pop culture media and the Cannabis industry to modernize the perception of cannabis consumption and empower others to safely & confidently come out of the "Green Closet" through the launch of her new podcast, Cannabis Mom Boss.


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    • 27 min
    A Conversation with the Cannabis Regulators Association

    A Conversation with the Cannabis Regulators Association

    A Conversation with the Cannabis Regulators Association Dr. Gillian Schauer, CANNRA today on NCIA's Cannabis Industry Voice only on The Cannabis Radio. Dr. Gillian Schauer was elected CANNRA’s first Executive Director in 2021 and served as a Senior Advisor to CANNRA before the organization’s founding. Dr. Schauer has worked in public health and policy for nearly two decades and has a decade of experience working with federal and state agencies on cannabis policy, data monitoring, and research translation.
    She has a Ph.D. from Emory University, a Master of Public Health from the University of Washington, and a Bachelor of Science from Northwestern University. The Cannabis Regulators Association (CANNRA) is a national nonpartisan nonprofit organization of government officials involved in cannabis regulation across more than 40 states and territories.


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    • 28 min

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Hi! I’d like to be interviewed about the topic of WORKFORCE EDUCATION AND EQUITY. Particularly certification programs for cannabis employees and how states are doing that and how there are huge gaps of equity and education for those working in the field. ✊🏽

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And too few insights.

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Gets deep into the topics

Serious (but not too serious) information about the cannabis industry. Very helpful and professional.

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