News And Upcoming Events

Join Us On February 25th To Discuss What Will Be NY’s Place In Interstate Cannabis Commerce

NYCCIA-HVCIA Joint Virtual Meeting — 2/25, 5:30-7:00 PM

The NYCCIA and HVCIA are proud to welcome Guest Speaker Adam Smith.  Among many other of the causes he has served, Adam is the Founder and President, of Alliance for Sensible Markets which promotes sustainable cannabis industry prosperity through interstate commerce.  Adam is also the Founder of the Craft Cannabis Alliance, a former member of Portland Oregon’s Cannabis Social Equity Grant selection committee, and a policy advocate for sensible drug policy for over two decades.  Join us as we discuss:

  • Why states like New York (once legalized) don’t have to wait for federal legalization to begin interstate cannabis commerce
  • Why it matters that east cost cannabis markets have historically been import-based
  • Why interstate commerce now is a better path for small business, social equity, environmental and economic sustainability, jobs and state revenues, as well as for patients and consumers
  • What does the prospect of interstate commerce mean for your business plan now?

If you would like to attend, please RSVP  to:

info@nyccia.org or info@hvcia.org by Noon on February 25th, following which registration will be closed and we will then send a link for registrants to join.  Please also note that the meeting will be recorded.

We invite you to click on our website’s membership portal and scroll down to become a member of the NYCCIA or the HVCIA.

Let’s keep the conversation going.  We look forward to seeing you!

The New York City and Hudson Valley Cannabis Industry Associations

News And Upcoming Events

Join Us On January 27th To Discuss NY’s Legalization Law

In furtherance of our work to ensure that industry stakeholders contribute to the discussion, we will be holding a virtual zoom meeting from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. on January 27th to discuss the provisions and differences between the Governor’s and the Legislature’s proposals for the law to legalize NY’s adult-use cannabis market.  We will identify and prioritize those issues that we want to flag for stakeholders and legislators to ensure that New York’s market optimizes its chances for success from the outset.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to info@nyccia.org or info@hvcia.org by Noon on January 27th, following which registration will be closed and we will then send a link for registrants to join.  Please also note that the meeting will be recorded.

We invite you to scroll down to become a member of the NYCCIA or the HVCIA.

Let’s keep the conversation going.  We look forward to seeing you!

 

NYCCIA-HVCIA Members Weigh In On Hemp Regs

The NYCCIA and HVCIA are pleased to provide you with the work of our Joint Regulatory Committee’s Subcommittee on Hemp which was filed with New York’s Department of Health.  This talented, hardworking group of members carefully analyzed proposed Hemp regulations and prepared a comprehensive report containing 11 concrete recommendations designed to strike the right balance between consumer health, safety and education and fostering a healthy, agile marketplace for Hemp business.

Click here for a copy of our Joint Submission.

We are particularly grateful to the Subcommittee members whose time and effort resulted in this exemplary piece, including Regulatory Committee Co-Chairs Sheri L. Tarr and James K. Landau, Lead Coordinator Joy Beckerman and members Kymberly Byrnes, Arlene Colangelo, Craig Delsack, Ruben Lindo, Michael McGuire, Deborah Miran, Shellise Rogers, Bruce Sterman and Douglas Trokie.  It is this type of collaboration that makes our Associations unique and will help serve to shape the marketplace.

The New York City and Hudson Valley Cannabis Industry Associations

December 2: The Future of NY’s Medical Cannabis Program

Cannabis’ Medical Applications & NY’s Medical Market
12/2/20 5:30-7:00 PM

The NYCCIA and HVCIA are proud to present a powerhouse panel of leading medical cannabis experts, featuring:

    • Dr. Junella Chin, Practitioner and Co-Author of Cannabis And CBD For Health And Wellness
    • Debbie Churgai, Executive Director, Americans for Safe Access
    • Sang Choi, RPh, Head Pharmacist, Downstate Region, Dispensary Manager NYC, Etain

Scientific research continues to discover the uses and applications of the more than 400 cannabinoids in a single cannabis plant, including Delta-9 THC, CBD, and CBV.  We’ll discuss how medical cannabis works, its applications in New York’s medical cannabis program, and how New York can learn from other medical programs which transitioned as states legalized adult use, while preserving and strengthening the medical program and market.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to info@nyccia.org or info@hvcia.org by Noon on December 2nd, following which registration will be closed and we will then send a link for registrants to join.  Please also note that the meeting will be recorded.

We invite you to click here and scroll down o become a member of the NYCCIA or the HVCIA.

Let’s keep the conversation going.  We look forward to seeing you!

The New York City and Hudson Valley Cannabis Industry Associations

Getting It Right: Lessons In Legalization

Virtual Forum, September 24, 2020 5-7 PM

Join NYCCIA, HVCIA and industry experts from California, Illinois and Massachusetts with our next panel on September 24. Each bring knowledge and experience in their respective States’ road to legalization. They’ll share lessons learned and pitfalls that have affected rollout among other topics in their areas. We’ll have a Q&A with our Directors and open it to audience Q&A, so please bring your burning questions.

To register for this event, please contact us at: info@hvcia.org or info@nyccia.org. Please note the event will be recorded.  A zoom invite will be sent to your email on the day if the event. 

E-Commerce Committees: May 13, 2020

The E-Commerce Committees

Both the New York City Cannabis Industry Association (NYCCIA) and the Hudson Valley Cannabis Industry Association (HVCIA) are holding joint committee meetings on Wednesday nights over the next several weeks.

The E-Commerce Committee  – will hold its first meeting on May 13 from 6-7:30 pm.

Email us at info@nyccia.org or info@hvcia.org if you are interested in attending and we’ll send the Zoom link.

Registration for each meeting closes at noon on the day of the call.

Also, email us to let us know that you’re interested in a committee but can’t make the first meeting!

The HVCIA exists so that voices like yours will be included in a comprehensive approach to cannabis legalization for the Hudson Valley.

Membership in the Association is required to be a committee member but the first meeting is open to the public.  To become a member of the CIA, click here for NYC: https://nycciahvcia.wpengine.com/plans/hvcia-membership/ and here for the Hudson Valley: https://nycciahvcia.wpengine.com/plans/hvcia-membership/ .
Thank you for your support and participation.

The New York City and Hudson Valley Cannabis Industry Associations

Government Relations Committees: May 6, 2020

The Government Relations Committees

Both the New York City Cannabis Industry Association (NYCCIA) and the Hudson Valley Cannabis Industry Association (HVCIA) are holding joint committee meetings on Wednesday nights over the next several weeks.

The Government Relations Committee  – will hold its first meeting on May 6 from 6-7:30 pm.

Email us at info@nyccia.org or info@hvcia.org if you are interested in attending and we’ll send the Zoom link.

Registration for each meeting closes at noon on the day of the call.

Also, email us to let us know that you’re interested in a committee but can’t make the first meeting!

The HVCIA exists so that voices like yours will be included in a comprehensive approach to cannabis legalization for the Hudson Valley.

Membership in the Association is required to be a committee member but the first meeting is open to the public.  To become a member of the CIA, click here for NYC: https://nycciahvcia.wpengine.com/plans/hvcia-membership/ and here for the Hudson Valley: https://nycciahvcia.wpengine.com/plans/hvcia-membership/ .
Thank you for your support and participation.

The New York City and Hudson Valley Cannabis Industry Associations