Advocacy and industry engagement are incredibly important to the survival of our company and the cannabis industry and a whole. There have been many unique challenges in the cannabis industry these first few years. We recognized early on the need to engage with our regulators and lawmakers to advocate for changes to the rules and laws governing our businesses.
Advocacy and Industry Engagement
The cannabis industry is being created right before our eyes. We have a unique opportunity to conduct business differently. Our goal is to help shape this industry and maintain the sense of community that cannabis has been associated with. We work with so many amazing retail stores, growers, farmers, and processors. We view each one of these partners as just that…partners. This sense of community is one reason we joined The Cannabis Alliance in 2017, the largest cannabis trade group in Washington. We have been actively involved with The Cannabis Alliance and we encourage individuals or businesses to join as members. We are stronger together!
The Cannabis Alliance’s mission as a non-profit is to tell the real story about cannabis. They do this through education, advocacy, and setting the highest possible industry standards. We want people to learn the positive impact the industry has in providing new businesses, jobs, and tax income, as well as many other social benefits. We have been an essential voice in crafting legislation to ensure Washington’s Cannabis industry is one that can both assure safe access and reasonable regulation for our businesses to thrive.
Advocating for a Responsible Cannabis Industry
Founded in 2010, NCIA is the oldest, largest, and most effective trade association representing legal cannabis businesses. Because their membership is comprised of hundreds of forward-thinking businesses and tens-of-thousands of cannabis professionals from coast to coast. In this way they leading the charge to protect the legal cannabis industry, defend our state laws, and advance federal policy reforms. Successful businesses are joining NCIA every day to become stronger, smarter, and more prosperous by working together to defend and expand the responsible cannabis industry.
Community Cannabis Connection
Smoke Local is committed to highlighting local cannabis companies the positive contributions to their local communities. They are working to help dispel the myths created by the failed war on drugs. They do this through education and positive engagement with local leaders, businesses, and community organizations. We are proud to be involved with this group and are feeling hopeful for the future as Smoke Local creates chapters in other states and countries.