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California Cannabis Industry Association

California's Collective Voice for the Cannabis Industry

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We Are CCIA - A Message from the CCIA Board of Directors

Our Mission

To promote the growth of a responsible and legitimate cannabis industry and work for a favorable social, economic, and legal environment for our industry in the state of California.

The California Cannabis Industry Association was founded on the principle of strength in numbers. The thousands of California businesses involved in our state-legal cannabis industry represent a significant economic force. As the industry's most influential state trade association, CCIA works everyday to ensure our burgeoning business sector is represented in a professional and coordinated way at the state level.

Industry in Action

With California’s 2021-22 Legislative Session in full swing, CCIA’s legislative and regulatory staff is hard at work advocating on behalf of our state’s legal cannabis industry, albeit a little differently than in past years. Due to COVID-19, we anticipate that work on behalf of our members will remain socially distanced until at least mid-year, and we remain nimble as the legislative calendar continues to change. However, CCIA staff, as well as legislators, Capitol staff, and our colleagues have largely adjusted to this new normal.

CCIA’s top priority remains SB 59 by Senator Caballero, which seeks to allow licensing authorities to renew provisional cannabis licenses for an additional 6 years, while providing a pathway for social equity applicants to be issued new licenses, until January 1, 2028. Currently, about 80% of the cannabis industry operates on provisional licenses, which are set to expire at the end of this year. Without a remedy as found in SB 59, a vast majority of California’s cannabis businesses will be forced to cease operations. Now that SB 59 has passed policy committees on the Senate side, CCIA Legislative staff is continuing to meet daily with Senators in both parties to ensure a strong passage of SB 59 through the Appropriations Committee and then on the Senate floor.

Additionally, CCIA has helped champion a number of legislative priorities through policy committees in recent weeks, including the passage of AB 1302 (Quirk) through the Assembly Business and Professions Committee, which aims to codify the Bureau of Cannabis Control’s previous regulations regarding cannabis billboard advertising, affirming the cannabis industry’s ability to lawfully advertise on outdoor billboards. CCIA is also in strong support of various bills streamlining the cannabis supply chain and easing regulatory burdens for licensees, including AB 1034 (Bloom), SB 544 (Laird), and SB 603 (Bradford).

Of course, keep an eye on CCIA’s Legislative Tracker for live updates on all priority cannabis legislation moving through Sacramento.

About Us

The California Cannabis Industry Association (CCIA) was formed to unite the legal cannabis industry to help educate and act as a resource to lawmakers and our members. We are the most influential trade association in the state representing the diverse interests of the cannabis industry: retail, cultivation, manufacturing, delivery, distribution, testing, insurance, packaging, and various ancillary services. Our unified voice includes 500 businesses and represents nearly 15,000 employees across the state.

 

Over the past seven years, CCIA has consistently advocated on behalf of cannabis businesses to advance a comprehensive regulatory framework that achieves important policy objectives encouraging investment and innovation, protecting small businesses, and enhancing public and consumer safety.

CCIA will continue to work diligently with the legislature, the Administration, and the licensing authorities on open-market regulations and solutions that foster a robust cannabis industry while prioritizing public safety and health.

The Benefits of Membership

Your business's participation with the California Cannabis industry Association means being represented alongside hundreds of other responsible industry leaders committed to bringing about a legitimate and professional cannabis business community.

During the legislative process CCIA has been extremely successful at building coalition partners outside of the cannabis reform movement. This includes medical organizations, law enforcement, labor unions, local and state government associations, and environmental protection groups. Together we create a coalition focused on responsible policy and regulations at the state capitol.

In addition to shaping the legal and regulatory framework for California's emerging cannabis industry, CCIA membership also provides a statewide platform to promote your business while offering you valuable discounts from participating cannabis industry partners.

What does CCIA do?

Pillars of Membership

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Political Influence

Policy and Regulation Development

Education

Education

Industry & Political Forecasting

Support

Support

Exclusive Member to Member Services

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Community

Networking with Leading Industry Professionals

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