Cannabis Trade Associations
Marijuana business owners are coming together to form associations around the nation and globally to cooperate with one another and advance their shared interests. These trade associations exist for ganjapreneurs to work together in establishing standards for ethics, fair business practices, and building healthy relationships with their local communities.
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Americans for Safe Access
Location: Washington, D.C.
Phone: (202) 857-4272
The mission of Americans for Safe Access (ASA) is to ensure safe and legal access to cannabis (marijuana) for therapeutic uses and research. ASA works with our grassroots base of over 100,000 members to effect change using public education and direct advocacy at the local, state, and federal level.
Women Grow connects, educates, and empowers diverse leaders in all segments of the cannabis industry. Together, we’ll start over 1,000 women-owned businesses in the marijuana industry. Founded in 2014, Women Grow is now the largest national network of cannabis professionals with Monthly Events for women & men in 45 cities across the US & Canada.
Cannabis Canada Association
Location: Ottawa, Ont
Our mission is to promote national standards and best practices by supporting the development, growth and integrity of the medical cannabis industry. We will act as a national voice for our members, and serve as a credible and trusted resource on issues related to medical cannabis industry.
American Herbal Products Association
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Phone: (301) 588-1171
The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) is the only national trade association that is focused primarily on herbs and botanicals and herbal products.
Cannabis Workers Rising
Location: Washington D.C.
Through crafting and supporting targeted legislative efforts, leading the way in industry coalitions and setting standards for cannabis workers through collective bargaining, Cannabis Workers Rising is where dispensary workers and owners, along with patients and coalition allies, find strength in working for their shared goals.
Hemp Industries Association
Location: Summerland, CA
The Hemp Industries Association (HIA) is a non-profit trade association representing businesses, farmers, researchers and investors working with industrial hemp. Since 1994, the HIA has been dedicated to education, industry development, and the accelerated expansion of hemp world market supply and demand.
National Cannabis Industry Association
Location: Washington, D.C.
Phone: (888) 683-5650
To promote the growth of a responsible and legitimate cannabis industry and work for a favorable social, economic, and legal environment for that industry in the United States.
Minority Cannabis Business Association
The Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA) is the first non-profit organization created specifically to progress the cannabis industry by increasing diversity. Their mission is to create equal access and economic empowerment for cannabis businesses, their patients, and the communities most affected by the war on drugs.