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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.

    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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    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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    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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    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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    Designing Cannabis Facilities With Mindful Sustainability

    Designing Cannabis Facilities With Mindful Sustainability

    Designing Cannabis Facilities With Mindful Sustainability Facilities Design Committee, Kevin Quinlan (Mintropy. Kevin is a principal of the Chicago-based engineering firm Mintropy.
    He is a professional mechanical engineer, specializing in the design of HVAC, plumbing, and process systems for the cannabis industry. Using his experience in traditional engineering methods throughout his past, he applies his team’s depth of knowledge to create efficient and economically sound solutions for cultivation and processing facilities.


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    The Rise of Cannabis Consumption Lounges: Risk and Opportunities

    The Rise of Cannabis Consumption Lounges: Risk and Opportunities

    The Rise of Cannabis Consumption Lounges: Risk and Opportunities Mathew Grimes (The Grimes Law Group), Jodi Green (Miller Nash) NCIA’s Risk Management and Insurance Committee.
    Cannabis consumption lounges, we start by talking about what they are, how they work, why they exist, and why we need or want them? We compare a business model like this to something else that already exists in the alcohol industry, Bars. Also for fine cigars, there are special cigar lounges. So we talk about how this is similar, and how is it different. We also dive into if our guests have had any experience with a consumption lounge yet.


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

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