The Arkansas Cannabis Industry Association (ACIA) is a 501(c)(6) cannabis industry trade association advocating for laws, regulations, and public policies that foster a healthy, professional, and accountable medical cannabis industry in our state.
Our mission has four main components:
We work with all cannabis industry sectors to foster a safe, responsible, ethical, and sustainable operating climate in Arkansas. The businesses that comprise our state’s medical cannabis industry represent a large and growing economic force. As Arkansas’s medical cannabis trade association, we are committed to well-representing this burgeoning business sector.
Managing Director, Chief Lobbyist
Natural State Medicinals
Plant Family Therapeutics
Rock City Harvest
Liberty Defense Group
The ReLeaf Center
Osage Creek Cultivation
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Since its inception, ACIA has been working toward growing Arkansas’s future by promoting a healthy and robust medical cannabis program. ACIA is the most influential trade association in the state representing the diverse interests of the cannabis industry: cultivation, retail, processing, testing, financial services, and other various ancillary services.
ACIA is committed to becoming a recognized and trusted voice before policymakers, regulators, and the community at large. We are charged with protecting the industry from overly burdensome regulations and laws that would impede industry growth, and infringe on the rights of patients to access medical cannabis. To achieve these goals, we actively monitor newly proposed legislation and regulatory actions supporting and/or advocating against policies that would do harm to the industry. Simply, we serve as the eyes and ears for the industry.
ACIA provides regular enrichment and networking opportunities for the industry to educate and expand knowledge.
ACIA has organized seminars and wellness expos focused on industry best practices and ensuring consumers are educated about Arkansas’s medical cannabis industry.
ACIA offers professional development and networking opportunities to our industry members. We’ve held seminars ranging from taxation to extraction, to general business operations and security. We want to help industry participants operate better businesses, providing high-quality and affordable cannabis to the patients of Arkansas. To get involved with our events, learn more about becoming a member.