U.S.: National Cannabis Industry Association Platform To Connect Experts, Entrepreneurs


First-of-its-kind Cannabis Expert Calling Network (ECN®) Kicks Off at NCIA's Cannabis Business Summit and Expo

The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) and Brainsy, Inc., are collaborating to launch the Cannabis Expert Calling Network (ECN®), a knowledge-sharing platform connecting cannabis industry experts with entrepreneurs and information-seekers online and via paid telephone consultations.

NCIA members who are experts in their area of the cannabis industry will be invited to set up personalized profiles on the Cannabis ECN system, which allows information-seekers to find and contact them, then conduct over-the-phone consultations at a rate set by the expert.

"With so many new people and businesses entering the cannabis industry, there is a huge demand for knowledge exchange across a range of topics including cultivation and processing, dispensary operations, intellectual property, regulatory compliance, banking issues, and many more," said Aaron Smith, executive director of NCIA.

"The Cannabis ECN will allow high-caliber, experienced cannabis professionals a simple platform to share their expertise with the large number of people seeking them out and be compensated for their time," Smith said.

The Cannabis ECN will be unveiled online at https://cannabis.expertcallingnetwork.com on June 20, at NCIA's 3rd Annual Cannabis Business Summit and Expo in Oakland. The Summit will include 3,000+ attendees, more than 150 exhibitors, six information-packed educational tracks, and hands-on workshops and tours.

At the core of the Cannabis ECN platform are personalized profiles, promotional tools, content sharing and distribution tools, paired with Brainsy's patented ECN transactional calling platform. Invited experts in the Cannabis ECN will include selected speakers from the Cannabis Business Summit, as well as board members and other leaders within NCIA's membership.

"We are pleased to be working with NCIA, the leading association in this industry," said Brian Christie, CEO of Brainsy, the ECN Platform provider. "We hope the Cannabis ECN will extend NCIA's leadership of providing vital educational and business networking in the industry and will showcase how an ECN can help demystify topics of interest in a complex and rapidly evolving environment."

Experts will self-designate their areas of specialty when participating in the ECN and will set their own rates to respond to Call Requests. Discussions can range from as little as 15 minutes to one hour in duration.

Experts will also have access to features of the Personal Media ECN® including the ECN® InCall Badge which enables experts to monetize other social media platforms.