The Cannabis Business Association of Illinois was originally established in 2015 as the Medical Cannabis Alliance of Illinois. We have grown alongside our members and today, the Cannabis Business Association of Illinois (CannaBiz IL or CBAI) is a non-profit statewide association that represents cannabis businesses licensed by the state of Illinois as well, ancillary businesses, and industry supporters. CBAI’s Board of Directors of is composed of owners and operators of Illinois’ cultivation centers, MSO’s, and independently owned dispensaries.
The Cannabis Business Association of Illinois is the statewide voice of Illinois’ cannabis industry, advocating for patient well-being, consumer safety, greater equity and inclusion, job creation, community investment, and the responsible use of cannabis.
We provide the links that enable our industry to partner with Illinois legislators and state agencies to solve problems, innovate and capitalize on emerging opportunities. We support the strictest regulatory standards in the country to ensure our products are national models of quality and safety. CannaBiz IL serves as an experienced and credible resource on cannabis issues for policymakers and for our members.
We believe in the medical benefits of cannabis and in its ability to help patients. We also believe that wise cannabis policies can help heal communities in the same way. Our members are committed to realizing the positive potential of Illinois’ historic cannabis law.