About KSCBA

Our Story

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 was founded to benefit our members and the Kansas Cannabis industry as a whole. From branding to representation in the statehouse, KSCBA is committed to delivering maximum value to our members.

Medical Cannabis Policy

KSCBA is committed to cultivating the Kansas Cannabis industry and representing the interests of our member businesses in the Kansas legislature.

Business Network Collaboration

KSCBA members enjoy exclusive opportunities for networking in the Cannabis industry. From individual job seekers to industry leaders, KSCBA has your back.

Cannabis Industry Education

Cannabis business regulations, licensing, and fine print can be difficult to navigate. KSCBA offers our members a head start in Kansas Cannabis legislation and regulations.

Branding and Advertising

KSCBA members enjoy branding and advertising opportunities online on our website and social media as well as at our in-person events. Become well known in Kansas Cannabis.

Expos and Events

KSCBA members recieve free admission to KSCBA expos and events where they can network, learn, and have access to exclusive legislative knowledge and news.

Job Boards

Cannabis creates jobs. KSCBA makes hiring and job seeking in the Cannabis industry easy and efficient with job boards for members. Find quality employers or job candidates today.

NCIA Affiliate for Kansas

KSCBA is an affiliate of the National Cannabis Industry Association.

KSCBA Membership

Grow your business, advocate for change, and cultivate an industry.

Your Team at KSCBA

Erin Montroy

Co-President, CEO

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.

J. Andrew Ericson

Co-President, COO

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.

 

Jonathon Nicol

Corporate Counsel

For over 15 years at large international law firms, Jonathon Nicol maintained a nationwide litigation practice representing the world’s biggest companies, along with significant small-business and pro bono experience.  Since 2020, he has practiced as a solo attorney and certified mediator, handling matters in diverse jurisdictions and practices areas including financial services, contracts, business torts, corporate, real estate, and class actions.  His cannabis-specific work includes advising clients before, during, and after the licensing process; advocating to and interfacing with government officials; and handling licensing-related appeals.  Mr. Nicol employs legal insight, patience, persistence, and common sense.  He holds an arsenal of negotiation tools, human dynamics skills, and powers of effective listening, articulation, and restatement.  These techniques unite to bring success to his clients.