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Welcome to the

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 - COVID-19

California’s legal cannabis industry has faced considerable challenges since legalization took effect, including a lack of access to capital, heavy tax and regulatory burdens, and competition with a much larger illicit market. While these institutional challenges pre-date COVID-19, this pandemic has transformed them into existential obstacles.

While the legislative calendar has not been fully confirmed at this point, we acknowledge that the scope of what will be accomplished through bill legislation has been extremely marginalized due to the global pandemic. With that being said, CCIA is committed to focusing all of our efforts on cannabis being included in any state stimulus program being contemplated for California businesses, temporarily suspending and reducing the State’s cannabis taxes, reducing barriers to entry and ongoing compliance costs, and pushing Congress to include banking reform language in future legislation.

And in light of this unprecedented public health crisis, CCIA and the cannabis community are meeting this moment by raising contributions to aid in combating COVID-19 and keeping our communities safe. CCIA is sponsoring a  4/20 fundraiser to help two amazing organizations on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, Meals on Wheels & California Partnership to End Domestic Violence.

We are unified as an industry, a state, and a nation to overcome this unprecedented pandemic. To contribute, please use 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



Industry & Political Forecasting



Exclusive Member to Member Services



Networking with Leading Industry Professionals

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