Redefining NYC's
Cannabis Market

Our Mission

NYC must have a forum in the marketplace of ideas to secure a successful legalized adult use cannabis program. This requires participation and input from the different stakeholders in NYC to comprehensively and effectively communicate the needs and priorities of the market to all levels of government. The more an industry can regulate itself, the less it needs to be regulated by others.

NYC Cannabis Industry Association will:

  • Formulate rules to maximize the autonomy of the participants in New York City’s cannabis economy;
  • Prioritize public health and safety
  • Optimize the benefits that the people of the City receive from operation of the City’s cannabis market.

Why Does New York City Need a Cannabis Industry Association?

New York City is the largest metropolitan area in the United States, the epicenter of world finance.  It is culturally diverse with nearly every nationality, race, religion, and background represented in its venerated education programs, unparalleled art collections and venues, and media outlets.

It is also the largest cannabis consumer market in the world.

Legalization in New York State fast approaches its event horizon. Yet, New York City is completely unprepared because there has been no attempt to incorporate the concerns of the metropolitan business community nor the City’s government.That needs to change and the NYCCIA seeks to change that!! Through its membership, its committees, its interdisciplinary dialogue, and its unifying efforts and voice, those concerns will be addressed at the City, State, and National levels. New York City will be at the forefront of the cannabis related commerce and NYCCIA will be leading the way.

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Upcoming Events

Save the Dates: May 6th and May 13th,2020

The First meetings of the Government Relations and E-Commerce Committees

Both the New York City Cannabis Industry Association (NYCCIA) and the Hudson Valley Cannabis Industry Association (HVCIA) are holding joint committee meetings on Wednesday nights over the next several weeks.

The Government Relations Committee  – will hold its first meeting on May 6 from 6-7:30 pm.

The E-Commerce Committee  – will hold its first meeting on May 13 from 6-7:30 pm.

Email us at or if you are interested in attending and we’ll send the Zoom link.

Registration for each meeting closes at noon on the day of the call.

Also, email us to let us know that you’re interested in a committee but can’t make the first meeting!

The HVCIA exists so that voices like yours will be included in a comprehensive approach to cannabis legalization for the Hudson Valley.

Membership in the Association is required to be a committee member but the first meeting is open to the public.  To become a member of the CIA, click here for NYC: and here for the Hudson Valley: .
Thank you for your support and participation.

The New York City and Hudson Valley Cannabis Industry Associations


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