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The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA)

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) is the only national trade association that is focused primarily on herbs and botanicals and herbal products.

All of AHPA’s activities are focused on its mission, which is to promote the responsible commerce of herbal products and are undertaken to maintain and improve market opportunities for companies that sell herbs, herbal and botanical products, and other health-related products, including foods, beverages, dietary supplements, and personal care products, and to ensure that consumers continue to enjoy informed access to a wide choice of goods.

Founded in 1982, AHPA is the oldest of the non-profit organizations that specializes in service to the herbal industry. It is the voice of the herbal products industry and the recognized leader in representing the botanical trade. With more than 300 members, AHPA’s membership represents the finest growers, processors, manufacturers, and marketers of botanical and herbal products.
New recommendations for regulators:

•Cannabis Dispensing Operations
•Cannabis Laboratory Operations
•Cannabis Cultivation Operations
•Cannabis Manufacturing, Packaging, Labeling, and Holding Operations (July 2014)

Americans for Safe Access (ASA)

Americans for Safe Access (ASA) and Americans for Safe Access Foundation (ASAF) share the mission of ensuring safe and legal access to cannabis (marijuana) for therapeutic uses and research. ASA works with our grassroots base of over 50,000 members to effect change using public education and direct advocacy at the local, state, and federal level. ASAF trains and educates patients, advocates, health care professionals and other stakeholders. ASAF also provides direct legal support and uses impact litigation to protect and expand patients’ rights.

American Trade Association for Cannabis & Hemp (ATACH)

The American Trade Association for Cannabis & Hemp (“ATACH”) is a 501(c)(6) trade organization registered in Washington, DC, founded to promote the expansion, protection, and preservation of businesses engaged in the legal trade of industrial, medical, and recreational cannabis and hemp based products.

The American Trade Association for Cannabis & Hemp is a place for marijuana and hemp industry leaders and well­ known, well­ capitalized businesses who are entering the industry, to promote marketplace expansion, develop regulation, and adopt industry standards.

ATACH is ushering in the next phase of marketplace expansion by providing a bridge from the cannabis industry to mainstream, name brand, businesses who will be partners in advancing the industry and ending prohibition. The organization is playing a leading role in professionalizing industry representation and facilitating the next generation of the marketplace.


The Association of Cannabis Specialists

Cannabinoids are some of the most misunderstood products on the market.  Patients deserve advocates for its proper medicinal use.  ACS is dedicated to ensuring science fact supersedes science fiction to bring the public relief through the proper application of cannabinoid treatment.  Proper application includes training health care professionals, continuing medical research, and improving regulations.  This requires a real prescription-based system with associated medicine fulfillment following physician’s order and subsidizing medical costs through health insurance.


The Canadian Medical Cannabis Industry Association

The Canadian Medical Cannabis Industry Association (CMCIA) is Canada’s leading member-driven association for Licensed Producers (LPs) of medical cannabis. We represent over 50% of producers currently licensed under the Health Canada’s Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations, in force as of April 1, 2014.


Cannabis Beverage Association (CBA)

The Cannabis Beverage Association (CBA) was formed by cannabis industry leaders who are pushing the boundaries of how we consume cannabis products. Through industry leading best practices and policy reform, we intend to revolutionize how cannabis is consumed.

The CBA provides a neutral forum in which members regularly meet to discuss common issues and establish best practices that elevate the industry as a whole. The CBA serves as liaison between the industry, government and the public, and provides a unified voice in legislative and regulatory matters. As the voice for the cannabis beverage industry, the CBA board includes legislative, scientific, technical, regulatory, legal and communications experts who effectively represent the interests of members.

We are committed to our community – The CBA works with its members and the greater industry to uphold the following in the beverage community.


Cannabis Regulators Association

For years cannabis regulators across the country have relied on each other to share institutional knowledge and lessons learned to help navigate the myriad of evolving policy and regulatory issues associated with legalizing and regulating cannabis. Often the first step for state and local jurisdictions weighing legalization is to seek out regulators from established markets and programs. However, there has never been an organization to facilitate these interactions or help stakeholders navigate the deluge of biased information and skewed data that is commonly presented as fact.

CANNRA provides a much needed forum for regulators to engage with each other to identify and develop best practices and model policies which safeguard public health and safety, while promoting regulatory certainty for industry participants. CANNRA is a resource for policy makers, elected officials, researchers, and other stakeholders to engage with regulators from across the country and receive unbiased information and recommendations regarding the impact and implementation of cannabis policies. The association strives to create and promote harmony and standardization across jurisdictions which choose to legalize and regulate cannabis. CANNRA also works to ensure federal officials benefit from the vast regulatory and implementation experiences of states across the nation to ensure any changes to federal law adequately address states’ needs and priorities.

Drug Policy Alliance

The Drug Policy Alliance envisions a just society in which the use and regulation of drugs are grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights, in which people are no longer punished for what they put into their own bodies but only for crimes committed against others, and in which the fears, prejudices and punitive prohibitions of today are no more.

Our mission is to advance those policies and attitudes that best reduce the harms of both drug use and drug prohibition, and to promote the sovereignty of individuals over their minds and bodies.

Hemp Industries Association

The Hemp Industries Association (HIA) is a non-profit trade group representing hemp companies, researchers and supporters. We are at the forefront of the drive for fair and equal treatment of industrial hemp. Since 1992, the HIA has been dedicated to education, industry development, and the accelerated expansion of hemp world market supply and demand.

Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP)

Founded on March 16, 2002, LEAP is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization made up of current and former members of the law enforcement and criminal justice communities who are speaking out about the failures of our existing drug policies. Those policies have failed, and continue to fail, to effectively address the problems of drug abuse, especially the problems of juvenile drug use, the problems of addiction, and the problems of crime caused by the existence of a criminal black market in drugs.

Marijuana Policy Project

Marijuana prohibition has failed. It’s time for a new approach, and MPP is leading the way. Since our founding in 1995, we’ve been making real progress in reforming U.S. marijuana laws, by:

… lobbying for legislation and running ballot initiative campaigns to allow seriously ill patients to use medical marijuana with their doctors’ recommendations.
… lobbying for legislation and sponsoring ballot initiatives to replace marijuana prohibition with a sensible system of regulation.
… garnering widespread media coverage of the need to change marijuana policies.
… lobbying Congress to reduce the White House drug czar’s budget for his deceptive ad campaigns.
… building coalitions of supportive individuals and organizations to advocate on behalf of marijuana policy reform.
… and much more.

Because MPP believes that the greatest harm associated with marijuana is prison, we focus on removing criminal penalties for marijuana use, with a particular emphasis on making marijuana medically available to seriously ill people who have the approval of their doctors.

Marijuana Industry Group (MIG)

Welcome to the Marijuana Industry Group.  MIG was founded in 2010 by cannabis business owners and supporters who wanted to help craft Colorado’s earliest medical marijuana regulatory framework. MIG is the oldest and largest trade association for licensed cannabis businesses.

Comprised of approximately 400 licensed businesses, MIG has strong leadership at the board and staff level and contracts with a number of consultants to provide leadership in state and local lobbying, government affairs and strategic communications. Our teams not only have strong relationships with the governor’s office and regulatory agencies, but we work at the local level in Denver, Boulder, Pueblo, Colorado Springs to name just a few, and the list is growing. MIG represents the interests and advocates on behalf of the rapidly evolving needs of the regulated marijuana industry in Colorado. We have a reputation of working with state and local regulators and policymakers to solve issues facing the industry.


Minority Cannabis Business Association

The Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA) is the first 501(c)(6) not for profit business league created specifically to progress the cannabis industry by increasing diversity. Our mission is to create equal access and economic empowerment for cannabis businesses, their patients, and the communities most affected by the war on drugs.

National Cannabis Industry Association

The National Cannabis Industry Association was founded on the principle of power in numbers. The thousands of American businesses involved the state-legal cannabis industries represent a tremendous economic force in this country. As the industry’s national trade association, NCIA works every day to ensure our growing business sector is represented in a professional and coordinated way on the national stage.


Native American Cannabis Alliance

NACA is the first multinational sovereign alliance and largest source of cannabis cultivation capacity in the World. We bridge the fragmented supply chain by creating a collaborative and sustainable ecosystem for the benefit of tribal communities by activating indigenous farmers and underutilized agricultural assets. NACA operates a network of campuses located in Opportunity Zones that provide the transformational services required by indigenous farmers to grow, process, manufacture, test, and facilitate the sale of high-quality cannabis (THC, CBD, and industrial hemp) production to buyers worldwide on the Everscore cannabis marketplace.

National Hemp Association

The National Hemp Association is dedicated to the re-birth of industrial hemp in America. We are a mission-driven non-profit which helps connect farmers, processors, manufactures, researchers, investors and policy makers to accelerate the growth of this important industry in the United States.


NORML – National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

NORML’s mission is to move public opinion sufficiently to legalize the responsible use of marijuana by adults, and to serve as an advocate for consumers to assure they have access to high quality marijuana that is safe, convenient and affordable.

Organic Cannabis Association

The Organic Cannabis Association (OCA) is dedicated to creating and implementing rigorous organic standards for the production of legal cannabis, promoting quality industry professionals and educating the public. As leaders in sustainable agriculture, we have spent years working hand in hand with growers to advance socially responsible and environmentally sound business and cultivation practices. What goes into the plant – and ultimately into the consumer product no matter how far removed from plant form – requires the same thoughtfulness and careful consideration as what goes into our food, water and air. Our work here is closely reflective of our mission and values; to provide farmers of the 21st Century with sustainable solutions to grow consciously.  With three states approving full recreational legalization, and over twenty-five states already allowing medicinal cannabis, the time has come for a credible body to provide professional growers with the tools to produce a high quality, organic crop worthy of being held above others, and the standards to tenably label their products as such.  Let’s learn from the mistakes of industrial agriculture and grow something we can all be proud of. The OCA is non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.

Project CBD

Project CBD is a non-profit educational service dedicated to promoting and publicizing research into the medical utility of cannabidiol (CBD) and other components of the cannabis plant. It was conceived in 2010 by two journalists who had been covering the medical marijuana story – the science, the movement, and the industry – in the pages of O’Shaughnessy’s, the journal of cannabis in clinical practice. They felt that the reintroduction of CBD-rich cannabis into the grassroots supply merited special attention. The serendipitous reappearance of whole plant CBD has given doctors and patients a unique opportunity to evaluate the effects of cannabidiol.


Resource Innovation Institute

Resource Innovation Institute (RII) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to advance resource efficiency to create a better cannabis future. Founded in 2016 in Portland, OR, USA, RII’s Board of Directors includes the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE), a former Energy Policy Advisor to two Oregon governors, a former board member of the US Green Building Council and leading cannabis industry players. The organization has unique expertise on data, policy and education related to cannabis energy use. Its Cannabis PowerScore benchmarking survey is backed by the world’s largest dataset on cannabis energy use. RII’s Technical Advisory Council is the leading multi-disciplinary body assessing the environmental impacts and best practices associated with cultivation resource issues. In 2018, RII advised the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on the establishment of the world’s first cannabis energy regulations, and it is now advising other governments. RII’s Efficient Yields cultivation workshops are the only grower-led, non-commercial venues for the exchange of resource efficient cultivation best practices. RII is funded by utilities, foundations, governments and the cannabis supply chain. Visit our website at Follow us onLinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


AFDO works with food and medical product professionals representing a host of disciplines, including industry, government, academia, and consumer groups. This connection of diverse groups allows for a richer exchange of information, often resulting in a unified voice advocating for regulations and positions on food and medical product safety.

US Cannabis Council

The United States Cannabis Council (USCC) is the broadest and most diverse collection of organizations, businesses, and individuals ever to assemble to legalize cannabis in the United States. As a first of its kind strategic alliance, the USCC combines the collective resources of many of the largest cannabis companies, prominent advocacy organizations and hundreds of thousands of individuals to speak in one voice for ending federal prohibition and creating an equitable and values-driven cannabis industry with social, financial, and environmental benefits shared by all.

The USCC’s mission is to build a future of legal access to cannabis delivered through an equitable and values-driven industry by advancing cannabis legalization at the federal and state level, and promoting restorative justice for communities harmed by cannabis prohibition.

USCC envisions a future of just, legal access to cannabis supported by a diverse, prosperous, and values-driven cannabis industry with social, financial, and environmental benefits shared by all.

State Organizations BE INCLUDED! If you would like to be listed on CBE, please email your association’s or organization’s name and website url to: [email protected]




Alabama Cannabis Industry Association


Alaska Marijuana Industry Association


Arizona Medical Cannabis Association

Marijuana Industry Trade Association (MITA)


Arkansas Cannabis Industry Association


California Cannabis Industry Association

The Cannabis Distribution Association (CDA)

California Growers Association

California Cannabis Manufacturers Association

Coachella Valley Cannabis Alliance Network (CVCAN) Association

Humboldt County Growers Alliance

Mendocino Cannabis Alliance

Monterey County Cannabis Industry Association

Napa Valley Cannabis Association

Nevada County Cannabis Alliance

San Luis Obispo County Cannabis Business Association

United Cannabis Business Association


Cannabis Business Alliance

Colorado Cannabis Chamber of Commerce

Colorado Cannabis Growers Association

Colorado Hemp Association

Colorado Leads

Marijuana Industry Group

Southern Colorado Cannabis Council


Connecticut Pharmacists Association / Academy of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries


Delaware Cannabis Advocacy Network

District of Columbia

DC Medical Cannabis Trade Association (DCMCTA)


Florida Cannabis Industry Association

Florida for Care


Georgia Medical Cannabis Society

The Georgia Cannabis Industry Association


Hawaii Dispensary Alliance

Medical Cannabis Association of Hawaii



Medical Cannabis Alliance of Illinois



Iowa Hemp Association

Iowans for Medical Marijuana


Kansas Cannabis Business Association (KSCBA)



Louisiana Cannabis Association

Hemp Association of Louisiana


Compassionate Caregivers of Maine

Medical Marijuana Caregivers of Maine



Maryland Medical Dispensary Association Association


Commonwealth Dispensary Association

Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Dispensers’ Association


The Michigan Cannabis Industry Association

Michigan Medical Marijuana Association


The Minnesota Cannabis Association


Mississippi Cannabis Trade Association (MSCTA)


Missouri Medical Cannabis Trade Association


Montana Cannabis Industry Association


Nebraska Cannabis Association


Las Vegas Medical Marijuana Association

Nevada Dispensary Association

Nevada Medical Marijuana Association 

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association

New Mexico

New York

New York Cannabis Growers & Processor Association

New York Medical Cannabis Industry Association (NYMCIA)

North Carolina

North Dakota


National Cannabis Industry Association of Ohio

Ohio Cannabis Association

Ohio Hemp Association


Oklahoma Cannabis Industry Association


Craft Cannabis Alliance

Oregon Cannabis Association

Oregon Cannabis Business Council

Oregon Retailers of Cannabis Association

Umpqua Cannabis Association


Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis Association

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Carolina Cannabis Association

South Dakota

Southeast Hemp Association


Hemp Alliance of Tennessee


Texas Cannabis Industry Association

Texas Hemp Growers


Utah Cannabis Association


Cannabis Retailers Association Vermont

Vermont Cannabis Trades Association

Vermont Growers Association


Virginia Cannabis Industry Association

Virginia Hemp Coalition


Central Washington Growers Association

Eastern Washington Cannabis Association

Spokane Cannabis Association

Vashon Island Marijuana Entrepreneurs Alliance

Washington CannaBusiness Association

Washington Sungrowers Industry Association

West Virginia

West Virginia Hemp Industries Association


Wyoming Hemp Association



United Kingdom

The Cannabis Industry Council (CIC) is a leading membership organisation representing the entire U.K. cannabis industry. The CIC has over 100 members covering the entire supply chain and others working to improve the industry, including charities, clinical groups and research bodies.
The CIC aims to raise the profile of the sector, improve access to medicinal cannabis, and to help grow the CBD and Hemp markets. We believe that improving access to medical cannabis can enhance people’s health, the environment and the economy.
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