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Join the Movement to Protect Our Industry


Joining NCIA means being represented alongside hundreds of other responsible industry leaders committed to bringing about a legitimate and professional cannabis business community.

Banding together with your fellow business people and entrepreneurs in the only unified, coordinated, and industry-led effort to change federal law increases the power of our new industry.

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Entry Level

Regular Membership

$

100

/ MO

or $1000 annually

*$200 discount
  • National political representation for your business
  • Two complimentary tickets to NCIA’s 32 Quarterly Cannabis Caucus Events
  • Substantial discounts on major NCIA conferences, products and services
  • Promotional content and sponsorship opportunities
  • Eligibility to participate in NCIA committees
  • Access to BDS Analytics’ GreenEdge™ Retail Sales Tracking Platform
  • Linked listing in NCIA’s online member directory
  • A vote in the annual NCIA Board of Directors election
Best Value

Sponsoring Membership

$

200

/ MO

or $2500 annually

*$500 discount
  • Three complimentary tickets to NCIA’s Quarterly Cannabis Caucus Events
  • In-depth dashboards and 5% off additional access to BDS Analytics’ GreenEdge™ Retail Sales Tracking Platform
  • Linked logo placement on NCIA’s website homepage and optimized micro-site in online member directory
  • A higher weighted vote in annual NCIA Board of Directors election
  • PLUS: All benefits of Regular Membership
Industry Leaders

Sustaining Membership

$

500

/ MO

or $5000 annually

*$1,000 discount
  • Five complimentary tickets to all of NCIA’s Quarterly Cannabis Caucus Events
  • Curated monthly insight reports and 10% off BDS Analytics’ GreenEdge™ Retail Sales Tracking Platform
  • Highest logo placement and optimized micro-site in online member directory
  • Eligibility to serve on the NCIA Board of Directors
  • PLUS: All benefits of Regular Membership
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Member Benefits

What Our Members Have to Say

CHRISTIAN SEDERBERG

As I have watched the cannabis industry grow over the past three+ years, I have seen the most important and immediate struggles shift from the local and state level to the federal government. The issues surrounding banking, merchant processing, and income tax (280e) are absolutely critical for this industry to survive and prosper, and the solutions to the problems are only found at the federal level. NCIA is the singular organization that has been able to push the message of the necessity of a federal focus, and that message must be carried to all industry participants as soon as possible.

CHRISTIAN SEDERBERG

Vicente Sederberg, LLC
KATIE O’BLOCK

The community we have built through our NCIA membership is invaluable – we have been able to connect with decision makers, share ideas and foster collaborations with other NCIA members, and learn how best to navigate this ever changing landscape of cannabis business. Through their high quality events, NCIA has given us the ability to promote our brand and educate our target market about our products on a scale and caliber that very few organizations are able to provide.

KATIE O’BLOCK

Surna, Inc
ALAN BROCHSTEIN

I joined NCIA in early 2014 because the organization’s mission to elevate the industry is consistent with mine. I have been impressed not only by the work NCIA has done to present the industry externally with its lobbying efforts but also the tremendous job it has done to educate members, whether through emails, small meetings across the country on a variety of issues or the highly successful June conference in Denver.

ALAN BROCHSTEIN

420 Investors
AC BRADDOCK

A visit to Eden Labs is often a first step in the development of a company’s business plan. Another part of that plan should be active participation in the development of the entire industry. So the advice I give immediately is to join NCIA because it is an organization of professionals who enjoy networking and supporting each other, and most importantly, NCIA is one of the very few unifying organizations in the industry. Their focus is lobbying for issues that affect us all: Ending prohibition, banking access, and reforming 280E. We have to unify as an industry in order to educate the general public on these issues, but especially our legislative bodies. I have gone to Washington DC with NCIA to lobby and it is a very powerful and enlightening experience. Our voices matter and are effective!

AC BRADDOCK

Eden Labs, LLC
HILARY BRICKEN

An invaluable organization, NCIA is an endless network and resource for education on matters related to cannabis businesses, laws, and politics. In turn, NCIA members not only receive the benefit of developing best trade practices, but they are also equipped with the necessary tools for effective advocacy to execute meaningful social and political change for cannabis businesses on a national scale.

HILARY BRICKEN

Canna Law Group
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Membership FAQs

What are the benefits of joining NCIA?

Joining NCIA means being represented alongside other top businesses committed to building a strong and prosperous future for cannabis-based enterprises. With your help, we will be able to ensure that the cannabis industry’s concerns are always heard in Washington D.C.’s halls of power.

Membership also provides a national platform to promote your business and several valuable discounts from participating cannabis industry partners.

Who can join?

NCIA represents all responsible, and legally recognized cannabis businesses and cannabis-related companies, including: Medical and adult-use retail, processing, and cultivation businesses; cannabis testing facilities; cannabis infused product manufacturers; manufacturers and retailers of smoking or vaporizing equipment and other accessories; marijuana-related publications, websites, and trade schools; cannabis seed providers; cannabis industry insurance providers; financial services companies catering to the cannabis industry; medical professionals specializing in therapeutic cannabis; hemp product manufacturers and retailers; specialized grow equipment manufacturers and retailers; cannabis-related local or state industry or trade associations; and more. All members must abide by NCIA’s Member Code of Conduct.

Are my membership dues or donations tax deductible?

75% of any payments to NCIA may be tax deductible as a business expense. The balance is reserved for direct federal lobbying and therefore is not be deductible.

I’m interested in becoming a member of NCIA. Where can I get more information?

Becoming a member of NCIA gives you access to hundreds of other related businesses and insider information for the trade, as well as free or discounted access to our events. Please visit our website for more information on how being a member of your industry’s trade association gives you a competitive advantage over those not yet invested in the industry’s future: Member Benefits.

You can become a member in just a few minutes online or by calling our Membership Department at (888) 683-5650. Entry level membership starts at  just $100 a month or $1,000 a year and the rates and benefits of our higher membership levels are described online.

Where do my membership dues go?

Your membership dues primarily fund NCIA’s comprehensive national advocacy strategy which includes our full time Capitol Hill staff and retainted lobbyists working to advance our industry’s policy agenda in Washington, D.C. Dues also cover valuable member services like complimentary networking events, exclusive access to valuable market data, and other educational resources provided to members.

Does becoming a member get me a list of all members with contact information?

Although we do have a full Member Directory, we do not list contact info for all of our members. Sponsoring and Sustaining Members do have the opportunity to provide us with contact information to be listed publicly if they so choose. Sponsors are able to receive a list of attendees who have opted-in at our events. NCIA works hard to protect the contact information of our members.

Where do my membership dues go?

Your membership dues primarily fund NCIA’s comprehensive national advocacy strategy which includes our full time Capitol Hill staff and retainted lobbyists working to advance our industry’s policy agenda in Washington, D.C. Dues also cover valuable member services like complimentary networking events, exclusive access to valuable market data, and other educational resources provided to members.

How can I engage with other NCIA members?

Engage with other NCIA members at our Quarterly Cannabis Caucus networking events, registration is free for members at any of these regional events hosted around the country on a quarterly basis. NCIA also hosts three national trade shows that offer members a deeply discounted rate on registration. The best way to promote your brand within our membership base is to sponsor or exhibit at these events, more information can be found here (ADD DECK LINK) Members can also engage the NCIA community by contributing to our blog, member news, applying to join a member-led committee, or speak at a conference.

I’m an NCIA member, how do I reset my password?

Your company login is set to the company name or dba used when you initially sign up. If you’re having issues logging in, please email info@thecannabisindustry.org to get your login information reset.

How do I update my credit card information?

Login to your company account and update your credit card on file here.

How do I access the BDS Greenedge platform?

Your BDS Greenedge login is a separate login from your NCIA company login. You should have received the login by email. Email info@thecannabisindustry.org for login reset.


The National Cannabis Industry Association is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit industry association. Tax ID# 27-3484449.

75% of membership dues or donations to NCIA may be deductible as trade or business expenses. Membership dues are non-refundable. NCIA will never share members’ personal contact or payment information with any other parties without written consent.

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