Mission and Values

Our mission

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.

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.

  • NCIA publicly advocates for the unique needs of the emerging cannabis industry and defends against threats to the legal market for cannabis and cannabis-related products.
  • NCIA is the nation’s only industry-led organization engaging in legislative efforts to expand and further legitimize the legal cannabis market in the U.S.
  • NCIA offers exclusive discounts to members and significant brand exposure through our member directory.
  • NCIA advocates for responsible business practices and corporate accountability within the industry.
  • NCIA embraces an open and democratic process that allows its members to choose the board of directors through annual elections.
  • NCIA hosts regular educational and networking events to strengthen the cannabis business community and elevate sophistication throughout the industry.