CIPA works on behalf of cannabis and hemp
businesses and professionals in the United States and Canadas
emerging legal cannabis industry. We help our members to grow
their business and advance their professional careers. We advocate
common sense policies to end of cannabis prohibition, and for
a regulated and taxed industry that is safe and fair for all
stake holders. CIPA believes that our emerging legal cannabis
industry is large, important and sustainable source of good green
jobs and revenues for our national, state and local communities.
Our business and professional members are
committed to social responsibility and pledged to our Industry
Code of Conduct. We recognize that we are an industry of vulnerability
and that we must take certain, deliberate and consistent action
to protect those that are most vulnerable within the communities
that we serve. We are pledged to: obey the law; provide excellence
in service to our customers and medical patients; provide dignity,
equality and opportunity to our employees; and dedicate our operations
to the highest standards of social and environmental responsibility
in the communities in which we operate. CIPA and its members
are dedicated to environmental stewardship and safety throughout
our industrys agricultural, processing and marketing evolution.
CIPA recognizes that fair wages and benefits,
as well as a unified skill set and training, for cannabis workers
serves the best interests of the industry and our customers.
We have a strategic partnership with the United Food and Commercial
Workers Union (UFCW) the worlds first and largest union
of cannabis workers. Peaceful settlement of grievances and jurisdictional
disputes are implemented at CIPAs national and local levels
through cooperative forums.
In recognition that our industry and professionals
members are united in commitment to best practices, sustainable
economic development, and social responsibility, partnership
with labor, business, community and government - we use the brand
Union Cannabis. Our associations strength is unity.