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The mission of NICC is to provide education and guidance in collaboration with tribal leaders, industry professionals and elected officials relative to the emerging regulated cannabis industry, while advocating for parity on behalf of Indian Country.

About us

Established in 2015, NICC was formed to guide tribal entities through the initial considerations and challenges associated with entering the regulated cannabis market. NICC’s initiatives include helping create self sufficient communities, decreasing reliance on federal funding and positioning Indian Country as leaders in agricultural industrial hemp production.

NICC intends to shift the dialogue from one primarily focused on medical or recreational marijuana in Indian Country to a conversation about hemp as a tool for economic development. Today, while there are more than 30 nations growing industrial hemp as an agricultural commodity there is no large-scale commercial production in the United States. The estimated financial benefit of developing a hemp-based industry could be a true game-changer in Indian Country.

What We Do

Advocate

Advocate

We’re an advocacy group with a focus on the unique interests, needs and legal and regulatory compliance of federally recognized tribes exploring the cannabis industry.

Educate

Educate

NICC also intends to highlight industrial hemp as a tool for economic development. Today, while there are more than 30 nations growing industrial hemp as an agricultural commodity there is no large-scale commercial production in the United States. The estimated financial benefit of developing a hemp-based industry could be a true game-changer in Indian Country. NICC provides Indian Country with community-based education to learn more about cannabis with public health and safety as a primary concern. Key to that education is understanding the Cannabis sativa plant and the differences between marijuana and industrial hemp. NICC explains the facts about these regulated industries from both a political and entrepreneurial perspective.

Navigate

Navigate

NICC’s focus is to guide tribal entities through the considerations and challenges associated with entering the regulated cannabis market. Recognizing cannabis as a rapidly growing addition to the United States agriculture industry, NICC provides tribal entities with valuable connections to industry affiliates.

Collaborate

Collaborate

NICC connects tribal leadership, industry affiliates, health professionals, investors and regulatory experts. NICC watches legislative developments Federally and at the State level, vets partnerships and offers understanding of Indian law and jurisdictional limitations; key elements of successful collaboration.