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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

Like all of you, we’re closely following developments as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds. The health and safety of our staff, your staff, your customers, and the broader community is of the utmost importance. Your businesses provide essential services to patients and consumers, and CCIA is working to provide educational resources that highlight best practices which minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our communities and amongst our workers.

In response to the spread of COVID-19, The California Legislature has voted unanimously to recess from March 20th to April 13th, at which point they will re-evaluate the situation based on the state of the health crisis. Many capitol staffers will be working remotely, so rest assured that CCIA staff will continue to work with, educate, and advocate on behalf of our members. Our legislative priorities are more important than ever as we face uncertain times.

CCIA is continuing to work for our members and will be keeping you engaged with relevant information through emails, webinars, and digital workshops.

Please do what you can to take care of yourself and stay healthy.  We are thinking of you and wishing you the best!

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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