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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. 

In January, Governor Newsom announced a plan for all state cannabis licenses, which are currently regulated by three state agencies, to be regulated by a newly established Department of Cannabis Control by July 1, 2021. This consolidation process, by which the Administration is engaging with the Legislature and relevant stakeholders to develop a framework for the unified agency, is the primary point of advocacy for CCIA’s myriad priorities in 2021. Guided by our 2020 Regulatory Recommendations document released in August, CCIA has been advocating for a more streamlined regulatory system and requesting long-needed reforms in the supply chain. 

Outside of consolidation, CCIA’s top priority is SB 59 by Senator Caballero, which seeks to extend the provisional licence program for 6 years. Currently, about 80% of the cannabis industry operates on provisional licenses, which are set to expire January 1, 2022. Without a remedy as found in SB 59, a vast majority of California’s cannabis businesses will be forced to cease operations.

With  SB 59 currently referred to both the Senate Business, Professions, and Economic Development Committee and the Senate Environmental Quality Committee, CCIA Legislative staff is meeting daily with Senators in both parties to ensure a strong passage of SB 59. Submit a letter of support for SB 59 by clicking the link below:

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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