Press Release: National Cannabis Industry Association Announces New Evergreen Membership for Policy-Oriented Business Leaders

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In order to amplify its efforts on Capitol Hill during this pivotal time, and to provide leading industry members a front row seat to the end of prohibition and the opportunity to play an active role in shaping the future of cannabis in the U.S., the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) is announcing the all-new Evergreen membership tier, suited for industry leaders looking for a more hands-on experience in the effort to reform national cannabis policy.

In addition to all the networking and educational benefits NCIA is uniquely known to provide members, Evergreen-level supporters will also have more enhanced opportunities to engage in NCIA’s government relations and public policy work, including:

  • Private briefings and events with our lobbying team and key members of Congress
  • Input into all NCIA public policy positions
  • Exclusive meetings with congressional offices arranged by request
  • Invitation to participate in NCIA’s private Policy Summits with state regulators and policymakers
  • And many more opportunities to shape the future of national cannabis policy

“For over a decade, NCIA has fought for the best interests of all players in the cannabis business community and I’m proud that we continue to be the most broadly representative voice for the industry,” said Aaron Smith, co-founder and chief executive officer of NCIA. “In order to better serve the needs of the changing industry, we are pleased to announce the new Evergreen membership tier which provides an opportunity for industry leaders to make a significant investment in reform efforts to benefit all cannabis businesses while playing a greater role in crafting federal policy and regulations that will impact our industry for generations to come.”

“Influencing important new and inclusive cannabis policies is at the heart of the Evergreen membership,” said Seun Adedeji, chief executive officer and founder of Elev8 Cannabis, and NCIA board member. “What an exciting time to be one of its first members.”

In addition to the enhanced presence in our nation’s halls of power, Evergreen members receive direct ROI from a full slate of unparalleled membership benefits worth more than $75,000 in total value but dues are only $25,000 annually (monthly and quarterly payment plans are also available). Beyond adding to NCIA’s federal policy work, Evergreen memberships also help support efforts like the Social Equity Scholarship Program and other work to promote a fair and inclusive cannabis industry.

There is no better time for a business in the cannabis space – whether plant-touching or an ancillary service provider –  to become a member of NCIA to help drive the changes the industry needs to truly thrive.


The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) is the largest cannabis trade association in the U.S. and the only organization broadly representing cannabis-related businesses at the national level. NCIA promotes the growth of a responsible and legitimate cannabis industry and works toward a favorable social, economic, and legal environment for that industry in the United States.

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