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 over 500 California businesses representing over 670 brands and approximately 15,000 employees.
Over the past six 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.
What we are currently working on:
On Tuesday, July 2nd 2019, Governor Newsom signed AB 97, the cannabis budget trailer bill. This bill makes critical investments in cannabis equity programs, bolsters state enforcement against illicit cannabis operations, and extends the provisional license program to ensure that more cannabis operators can enter the compliant cannabis marketplace while undergoing rigorous environmental review.
CCIA continues to encourage the Newsom Administration to prioritize increased collaboration with the cannabis industry, the legislature, and the regulatory agencies in order to create a comprehensive plan that will streamline business operations, prioritize public safety and health, and minimize the growing illicit market.