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Cannabis Connect Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What are the formal names of this Cannabis and Hemp standards body?

We have three organizations which serve our global member base:

The American Association of Cannabis and Hemp Value Chain Organizations
The Canadian Association of Cannabis and Hemp Value Chain Organizations
The International Association of Cannabis and Hemp Value Chain Organizations

You can join one organization, or more than one based on your work-related needs and / or personal interests.

Who can join this standards body?

Anyone can join our organization. We have a Member Tier for the general public which cost less than a dollar a month. We also have 4 other Member Tiers for professionals:

  1. Sponsors Tier
  2. Partners Tier
  3. Founders Tier
  4. Private Members Tier
  5. Public Member Tier

If you are interested in getting into our industry, then we suggest starting as a Public Member and then upgrading to a Private Member or Founder tier.

Are there any prerequisites to join?

There are no prerequisites, whatsoever, to join.

Does the organization offer Special Interest Groups (SIGs), Executive Think Tanks, Industry Clusters or Clubs?

Yes. We can help you to organize and set up a Special Interest Group (SIG) which can be either open to other Members or private.

We can also help you with the organization and set-up of Executive Think Tanks or Industry Clusters which are both aligned with an SIC or NAICS business segment if that is what you’d like. You can also sponsor an “all-industry” version of these where there is no industry orientation.

What is a Value Chain Management standards body for Cannabis and Hemp professionals?

We’re the first international standards body which focuses exclusively on Value Chain Management for Cannabis and Hemp organizations and their partners, employees, and customers. 

We work hand-in-hand with our strategic partner organization; FOCUS. We provide reciprocity for their members on Cannabis Connect.

We also serve the Venture Capital community with Merger & Acquisition (M&A) discussions, activities and events.

We serve a variety of other industry needs: 

  • Implementation of FOCUS standards
  • Education and Training
  • Market research
  • Industry analysis
  • Essentials of Value Chain Management
  • Agile and Lean work disciplines
  • Many other best practices which drive enterprise excellence

What is Cannabis Connect?

Cannabis Connect is a Professionals’ Networked Community (PNC) platform which we provide as a web-based Software-as-a-Service. Cannabis Connect allows our members to communicate with each other through discussion forums and private messaging as well as collaborate on industry initiatives such as our Knowledge Management Question & Answer repositories. 

To boost member engagement, we also provide members with an interesting set of challenges through what is called; “soft and hard gamification”. Our Ducats & Alms game allows members to accrue points (“soft gamification”) through an amazing set up game rules and then redeem those points when our Partners offer actual prizes and monetary rewards (“hard gamification”).

Does the organization offer a FREE trial for assessing Cannabis Connect?

Yes, we offer a free 3-day trial which does not require a credit card to initiate.

What is the meaning of the C+H symbol within the corporate logo?

Cannabis and Hemp.

Why should we care about Value Chain Management?

Cannabis and Hemp (C+H) are a pretty incredible agricultural commodities duo from a US market sizing perspective. These factoids explain why…

  1. Value Chain Management processes and practices are, hands-down, the most important elements in the creation of strategic shareholder value.
  2. Most Cannabis and Hemp-related businesses are not leveraging the best practices and processes of Value Chain Management.
  3. The Cannabis and Hemp (C+H) industry tops both the corn and wheat industries, individually, and combined. That’s huge!
  4. US Wheat production value in 2018; $10B
  5. US Corn production value in 2018; $51.91B
  6. Combined US Corn and Wheat production values in 2018; $61.61B
  7. US Recreational Cannabis production by 2025; $26.0B (ArcView)
  8. US Medical Cannabis production; $100.03B by 2025 (ArcView)
  9. Total US Cannabis production; $126.03B by 2025 (ArcView)
  10. US Hemp production; $16B by 2025 (Cowen & Co)
  11. Total US Cannabis and Hemp production; $142.03B by 2025
  12.  At the time of this writing, 64% of US population now lives in states that have legalized some form of Cannabis use and sales.
  13. At the time of this writing, 32 states plus DC have legalized medical Cannabis, while 10 states plus DC have legalized recreation.
  14. At the time of this writing, Cannabis + Hemp production levels and markets are projected to grow at an astounding Compounded Annual Growth Rate of 24.9% (ArcView)
  15. At the time of this writing, the global market for legal and illegal cannabis is estimated at $150 billion today, according to Euromonitor and by 2025, it estimates the legal market alone will be worth $166 billion. 
  16. Data published in the Marijuana Business Factbook illustrates how quickly the legal U.S. cannabis industry has grown. It now rivals Americans’ collective spending on Netflix subscriptions and will likely surpass McDonald’s annual U.S. revenue now that California’s massive new legal industry is getting off the ground. By the end of 2020, sales of legal cannabis in the United States will likely overtake those of the firearms and ammunition industry.” Tim Noble (The Avery Point Group)

How will joining this organization benefit my company and I?

Top 3 Benefits for Joining Us:

  1. Tap into our Member “grape-vine” to get access to Shared Industry Intelligence (“G2”) through Cannabis Connect in order to…
  1. Build corporate reputation and product brands through forum discussions, surveys, joint ventures and private clubs.
  1. Identify joint venture opportunities.
  1. Make deals with VC’s and / or other strategic Value Chain partners.
  2. Monitor ever-changing market conditions, price swings and other changes.
  3. Launch and communicate sales campaigns.
  1. Get partner and customer feedback, first hand!
  1. Build industry recognition around these 3 dimensions of strategic marketing concern:
    • Corporate Thought-Leadership  
    • Corporate Visibility and Reputation  
    • Product and Service Branding
  1. Grow your career and paycheck  
  1. Grow your own industry expertise by interacting with leaders and experts.  
  2. Build your personal brand in a seamless way as it goes hand-in-hand with building corporate reputation.  
  1. Shop your career value on the open market, painlessly.   
  1. Take a leadership role as a Founder to help us build our C+H Body of Knowledge.

How much will a subscription package cost and where do I get myself registered?

Please locate our website navigation link entitled, “Member Tier Pyramid”. This will lead you to our 5 Member Tiers and each of these tiers has a set of Subscription Packages. 

You can take advantage of our 3 Day FREE trial and then sign up for our lowest cost Public Member Tier which costs less than One Dollar a month!

In terms of Registering, there are no lengthy forms or applications. Just go to the Member Tier Pyramid and determine which Tier and Subscription Package best fits your needs.

How can I get involved in leading and growing this organization?

We welcome all individuals who would like to take an active role in organizing our organization for the benefit of all. We have a need for forum leaders and co-leaders, members to run our C+H stock investment community, moderators, local chapters and much more.

Contact us if you’d like to play a leadership role; by telephone at 1(978)456-8253 or by e-mail via CHvaluechains@gmail.com.

Can my company take on a Sponsorship role for this organization?

Yes, we offer four (4) membership package alternatives for Sponsoring organizations.

Can my company advertise on Cannabis Connect?

Yes, we offer three (3) membership package alternatives for organizations which want to advertise.

Does this organization provide discounts or special deals to attract new members?

Yes, we offer discount coupons and reciprocity (gift certificates) which support those organizations which we partner with like FOCUS.

Can I participate in a Cannabis + Hemp investment community?

Yes, we are in the process of forming our own C+H investment community. Contact us to get involved or if you’d like to play a leadership role; by telephone at 1(978)456-8253 or by e-mail via CHvaluechains@gmail.com.

Can my company form a private community within Cannabis Connect?

Yes, we encourage our Members to create their own private value chain “clubs” which can be private or can be open to other Members. Contact us if you’d like to play a leadership role by telephone at 1(978)456-8253 or by e-mail via CHvaluechains@gmail.com.

Does this standards body offer an accredited Value Chain Management certification?

No, not at this time. 

But we have a lot of significant educational content which will allow us to offer a certification in the future. 

Please contact us if you’d like to play a leadership role in developing our Value Chain certification or to offer other educational content. We can be reached by telephone at 1(978)456-8253, or by e-mail via CHvaluechains@gmail.com.

Does the organization have local chapters which hold events?

We are accepting applications for those individuals or organizations which would like to play a leadership role by starting local chapters.

Contact us if you’d like to play a leadership role in developing a local chapter. We can be reached by telephone at 1(978)456-8253, or by e-mail via CHvaluechains@gmail.com.

How do I start a local chapter?

Contact us if you’d like to play a leadership role in developing a local chapter. We can be reached by telephone at 1(978)456-8253, or by e-mail via CHvaluechains@gmail.com.

What is the Ducats & Alms game all about?

To boost member engagement, we provide members with an interesting set of challenges through what is called; “soft and hard gamification”. Our Ducats & Alms game allows members to accrue points (“soft gamification”) through an amazing set of game rules. You can then redeem those points for various types of awards as well as actual prizes and monetary rewards (“hard gamification”) when our Partners sponsor the costs of redemption.

For details on Ducats & Alms, please see our website page, by the same name, which covers all game rules and related details.

Does the organization have any Knowledge Management (KM) resources?

Yes, we support Knowledge Management (KM) activities as a primary Member service. We have two forms of KM. The first form is a threaded discussion forum which aggregates member questions and answers. The second form is the ability to accrue requirements which help employees and businesses to manage the requirements relating to any aspect of the business. For example, if we want to start a requirements management repository on Cannabis Cultivation, then we would accrue all requirements relating to this category. A requirement is an atomic statement such as, Cannabis seeds are provided an optimal germination environment at 78F.

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