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California Cannabis Industry Association

California's Collective Voice for the Cannabis Industry

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

2019 was not the year that California’s regulated cannabis industry had anticipated.  Almost two years into legalization, we continue to be plagued by burdensome taxation, local bans, onerous regulations, an illicit vape crisis, slow growth and a thriving illicit market.  These issues present incredible challenges, but also provide an opportunity for industry wide collaboration.

In response to the illicit vape crisis, CCIA became founding partners of Legal Cannabis for Consumer Safety (LCCS), a coalition representing California’s largest licensed cannabis growers, manufacturers, associations, retailers, testing labs, advocates, and marketplaces.  LCCS has been instrumental in educating regulators, legislators, and the administration on data-driven policy recommendations to combat the vape associated pulmonary illnesses and prioritize public safety and health.

In response to the CDTFA’s late November announcement of tax increases on the regulated market, CCIA is leading the fight for comprehensive tax reform.  Upon the release of CDTFA’s announcement, CCIA activated our membership and submitted a letter of reconsideration to the Newsom administration with over 160 members signing on.  Tax reform is at the top of CCIA’s legislative priorities for 2020.

We encourage the Administration and Legislature to partner with the industry to develop comprehensive policies that increase legal participation and support a safe and robust cannabis market.

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 over 500 California businesses representing over 670 brands and approximately 15,000 employees.

 

 

Over the past six 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

Community

Community

Networking with Leading Industry Professionals

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