"Being a member of CCIA keeps your team informed and on top of upcoming legislation that will directly affect your business.“

- Kristi Knoblich | KIVA

“With a mainstream approach that is both pragmatic and forward thinking CCIA has been critical to ensuring our industry has a unified voice in Sacramento. California industry businesses should join us at the forefront of cannabis law reform in the Golden State.”

- Sean Luse | Berkeley Patients Group

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.

4 Pillars of Membership

  1. Political Influence:  Policy and regulation development
    • 5+ years of experience building relationships with regulators and elected officials in Sacramento and across the state
    • Cooperative relationship with the Governors office
    • Deep understanding of Sacramento politics
    • Most influential trade-association representing the cannabis industry
    • Proven track record of success advocating for our members
  2. Education:  Political and industry forecasting
    • Members: Educational opportunities through:
      • Legislative updates
      • Weekly member updates
      • Quarterly caucus, Regional forums
      • Educational updates, white papers
      • Monthly meet ups (Local Action Groups to organize)
    • Regulators:
      • Tours at various facilities around the state
      • Letters of support, white papers, informal meetings and updates
      • Access to high-level members who are experts in the industry
  3. Support:  Exclusive Member to Member services
    • As part of the CCIA membership package, businesses are welcome to take part in Member-to-Member discounts. Examples include:
      • Tax preparation and CPA services
      • Subscriptions to online services like CannaRegs, Headset, New Frontier, & More
      • Discounted educational webinars
      • Analysis and consulting services, etc.
  4. Community:  Networking with leading industry professionals
    • CCIA has the unique privilege and opportunity to bring together reputable and professional business owners operating in the cannabis space.
    • Peer to peer networking is important for newcomers and old timers alike
    • It strengthens business opportunities
    • Promotes idea sharing
    • Creates hiring opportunities and professional services
    • We encourage our members to take full advantage of all member-to-member services and discounts that are available through CCIA membership. It’s a unique and prime opportunity to support other CCIA members while receiving vital services for your business.


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 included medical organizations, law enforcement, labor unions, local government associations, and environmental protection groups. Together we created a never before seen coalition at the state capitol, which was responsible for guiding MMRSA through the legislature.

In addition to helping shape the legal and regulatory framework for California's emerging cannabis industry, CCIA membership also provides a statewide platform to promote your business and several valuable discounts from participating cannabis industry partners.

Questions about membership?

Contact: Emily Salmon St. Pierre, Membership Coordinator,

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