2019 Enrollment is now closed.
2020 Quarterly Enrollment Schedule: TBD
California Cannabis Industry Association committees are an integral part of state policy reform. Members of our committees are revered as industry experts and voices of authority on industry specific challenges and best practices. CCIA’s Board of Directors look to committee members for essential insight and feedback that plays a critical role in educating decision makers and consumers. Joining a CCIA committee is an extraordinary way to partner with experts in your field to influence the rules and regulations that govern the fast growing cannabis industry.
Our committees are open to all members at the Business and Executive levels.
Business Members may join 3 committees.
Executive Members may join 5 committees.
Our Legislative Committee is one of our most active and vibrant committees. We review all current legislation and regulations and advocate on behalf of our members. This group functions as a legislative information hub that allows for inclusive, productive discussions and provides insight from our legislative team.
The CCIA Manufacturing Committee continues to provide input and information on the complex regulations that pertain to manufacturing, processing, and packaging. This committee plays a vital role in drafting informative white papers and is tasked with creating educational materials on standard operating procedures, as well as best practices that prioritize public safety and health.
Agriculture & Hemp
CCIA’s Agricultural Committee provides insight and education on behalf of cultivators throughout the state. This committee advocates for California cannabis cultivators that operate in sun grown, indoor, light deprivation, nurseries and more. The CCIA Ag Committee critically analyzes the concerns, interests and issue related solutions for this complex part of the industry.
Retail & Delivery
As the most consumer facing sect of the industry, the Retail & Delivery Committee addresses all issues related to streamlining business practices to public safety and health. This committee has been directly involved with educating the industry on the evolution of regulations related to packaging and labeling regulations, and continue to provide strategic comment on our evolving regulations.
CCIA’s Distribution Committee has proven to be a voice of reason and responsibility in the development of regulations. As we continue to determine responsible tax collection, distributor responsibilities, and the point of quality control, this committee will continue to influence operations for the entire supply chain.
Insurance & HR
CCIA’s Insurance Committee develops educational materials, webinars, and seminars for both policy providers and industry operators. Bolstering their legitimacy, the Insurance Committee’s advisory board includes members from the California Department of Insurance. As California continues to realize the legitimacy of the cannabis industry, as well as the challenges that the industry faces, insurance providers have positioned themselves as intrical in optimizing success and mitigating risk.
The HR Committee is focused on developing standardized benefits, workforce planning compliance and best employment practices for the industry. The committee works on addressing the following: HR & PR education and training, designing robust and legally vetted job descriptions, compensation and benefits best practices, CA new hire compliance requirements, CA wage and hour requirements paired with proper payroll processing employment law, and insurance (EPLI, PL, Health, Worker’s comp etc).
Diversity, Inclusion & Social Equity (D.I.S.E) (this committee is open to all CCIA members)
The Diversity, Inclusion & Social Equity Committee is focused on fostering professional mentor-mentee relationships between industry pioneers of all backgrounds and their fellow CCIA Members from minority communities. It also works to encourage CCIA Members from minority communities to join other committees, volunteer for committee chair positions, and run for election to the CCIA Board. We also work with companies to diversify the ranks of their C-level executives, in-house legal departments, and upper management so that California’s cannabis industry reflects the diversity of its consumer base.
The IP Committee provides a forum for discussion relating to patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret issues specific to the cannabis space. The goal of the committee includes educating members and providing resources relating to growing and protecting intellectual property assets, drafting licensing agreements and managing intellectual property litigation.
The QC Committee is focused on the practical application of the rules and regulations as they pertain to testing labs and the cannabis industry. This committee offers insight into best practices for testing labs and quality control issues, it also functions as an educational arm of the association. The committee is primarily attended by testing labs, scientists, and manufacturers.
The newly formed Events Committee will work on navigating compliance issues for events as well as interfacing with Insurance/Retail/Distribution and other related committees and creating sensible local ordinances. Priorities include sustainability, community relations, security, protecting public health and safety, and coordinating with local law enforcement.