KSCBA provides a voice to businesses in Kansas who support the economic value & societal benefits of medical cannabis. Our network of business owners and activists create a powerful community of Kansas residents passionate about medical marijuana legislation.
What We Offer
KSCBA members have access to our network & allows our organization to grow and create real change in the state of Kansas.
Medical Cannabis Advocacy
We aim to provide accurate and honest information regarding the health benefits associated with medical cannabis.
Business Network Collaboration
Owners and representatives alike convene to create a network of passionate and empowered medical cannabis advocates.
A Brighter Future for Kansas
The societal & economic benefits of medical cannabis outweigh the resistance we've seen in the past. Join us in creating a brighter, more emboldened future for Kansas.
KSCBA Members Receive Exclusive access & Benefits
Get involved + join a network of like-minded kansas citizens.
The KSCBA is managed by a group of passionate advocates from right here in the State of Kansas. Meet our team –
J. Andrew Ericson
John Andrew “Andy” Ericson is the Co-President and Chief Operating Officer for KSCBA. Andy’s passion for Cannabis reform has been at the center of his work in patient activism and the professional cannabis industry since 2009. Andy has been active with many of the most influential groups in the fight to establish law-given rights for both patients and recreational users. He has quietly begun to rise to prominence within the cannabis community, now active in Missouri as well, and heading an organization aimed at bringing commerce and economic progress to Kansas. Starting with a brief position as Publicist for The University of Kansas’ NORML chapter, at 18, he went on to work with the Kansas Medical Cannabis Network, and has established a strong passion for social and market economics. In his professional life, Andy has fused those passions, creating a new standard in the insurance market, forming an agency tailored to serving only cannabis industry professionals and Marijuana Related Businesses (MRBs).
Andy began working in the insurance industry in 2018, alongside his father, who owned an agency for 30 years. Together with their partner, Erin Montroy (Co-President at KSCBA), they launched GreenSeed Insurance, building a new class of policies that are specifically built and customized for cannabis business owners and tailored to suit the individual needs of each unique business model. He has striven to create a space within the community where his clients can feel secure in the protection of their most valued assets, because they are working as a team, alongside their fellow activists, friends, and neighbors. He has also been featured in Greenway magazine, the largest business-to-business cannabis publication in the State of Missouri, discussing the complications and complexities of insurance in the cannabis market.
Erin Montroy is the Co-President and Chief Executive Officer at KSCBA. Erin brings her experience in executive business operations to the insurance industry as well as a passion for the legalization of Cannabis in every community in the United States. She comes from the pharmaceutical industry, giving her a unique understanding of various medicinal needs and how they must merge together in creating a balance in overall health. She strives in promoting an individualized approach to medicine, allowing for the use of cannabis to treat many ailments currently being managed by, sometimes lethal, prescription drugs. She also has a personal stake in the game, treating and managing her daughters ADD through traditional pharmaceutical medication as well as CBD therapy.
Erin has combined her business experience and advocacy with her partner, J. Andrew Ericson, to create GreenSeed Insurance, an agency specializing exclusively in the cannabis market. GreenSeed has developed a new business model within the insurance industry, offering cannabis-tailored business policies built and customized to cover the unique needs of every Marijuana Related Business owner. She has achieved success in building strong, interpersonal relationships with Insurance Companies, allowing her to provide each and every coverage an MRB owner may need. She strives to work in her community as a teammate in the fight for reform and aims to ensure that individuals operating cannabis businesses are fully protected and secure under her watch. She has been featured in Greenway Magazine and The Evolution, and hopes to bring real change in governmental policy with KSCBA through outreach and community service.