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NACB Passes Leading Lab Testing & Product Integrity Standard

New York - The NACB is proud to announce the adoption of its National Standards on Laboratory Testing and Product Integrity. These standards are designed to protect consumers and demonstrate to regulators and the public that NACB members operate at the highest levels of ethics and responsibility, especially when it comes to the safety and quality of their products.

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  April 22, 2019

Indicas and Sativas...Oh My! What's the Difference?

Chances are good that when you venture into a cannabis dispensary and talk to a patient care specialist, you will be eventually be posed with the classic question:  “Are you looking for an Indica or a Sativa?” While such vernacular provides the illusion of simplicity for patients, the truth about cannabis species is far more complex and sophisticated. In order to best cater to the medical and physiological needs of patients, a more thorough understanding of Cannabis Sativa is required.

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  March 22, 2019

Cannabis Employment Symposium Hosted in LA

On March 28, 2019 the NACB and Vangst are teaming up to hold an all-day exclusive Symposium on Cannabis Employment - the event is taking place at the Westin Bonaventure in downtown LA. This exclusive symposium will feature presentations on employment and hiring in the cannabis industry from top-tier law firms and advisors including Vangst, DentonsFTI Consulting, the Jacobson Group, and more!

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  March 19, 2019

Cannabis: What’s Trust Got To Do With It?

At the NACB, we like to say we’re the most trusted credential in cannabis. We’ve made trust our currency because in today’s world of unlimited products, services and experiences, trust is what drives choices. Trust has become even more important than price for many consumers. In the young U.S. cannabis industry, trust still has to be earned. 

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  March 07, 2019

We Love Our Members, We Also Love Discounts

We are thrilled to announce that the NACB has partnered with botaniCo to provide NACB members with FREE access to their business discount program. 

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  February 13, 2019

NACB Launches Historic National Standards for Advertising

The National Association of Cannabis Businesses (NACB), the cannabis industry's first self-regulatory organization (SRO) which vets its members to be trustworthy, ethical, and compliant, has officially released their National Standards focused on Advertising. These standards are designed to protect consumers and demonstrate to regulators, financial institutions and the public that NACB members operate at the highest levels of ethics and responsibility. Cannabis advertising serves as the public face of the industry, and is thus essential to establishing a trustworthy, professional, and ethical business space.

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  November 08, 2018


As part of its mission to assemble a community of top advisors and businesses in cannabis, on July 10, 2018 the NACB conducted its second Symposium, focusing on issues relating to tax and accounting in the cannabis industry.

NACB Members and Blue Ribbon Affiliates received exclusive access to this event, which was hosted by the acclaimed advisory firm CohnReznick and featured speakers from other premier firms and top-ranked boutiques, including Jones Day, FTI Consulting, Harris Bricken and BLY CPA.

You can download the NACB Legal Symposium Handbook below, along with PDFs of each presentation from the event.

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  July 18, 2018


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  May 31, 2018