"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 Patient 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 only state trade association, CCIA works everyday to ensure our burgeoning business sector is represented in a professional and coordinated way at the state level.


Our Values

CCIA publicly advocated for the unique needs of the emerging cannabis industry and defends against threats to the legal market for cannabis-related products.

CCIA is the state's only industry-led organization engaging in legislative efforts to expand and further legitimize the legal cannabis market in California

CCIA endorses an open and democratic process that allows members to choose the board of directors through annual elections

CCIA hosts regular educational and networking events to strengthen the cannabis business community and foster important industry relationship. 



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.