Welcome

Thank you for visiting Washington CannaBusiness Association (WACA). We hope our website provides information that helps inform about our efforts to build a safe, quality-controlled and fully-regulated marketplace for marijuana in Washington State.

WACA is committed to engaging with local communities, elected officials and regulators to protect public safety and uphold community values that help keep marijuana away from kids. For responsible adults over the age of 21, WACA is deeply involved in developing standards for marijuana products that are safer for patients and non-patients.

The emerging, regulated marijuana industry is still misunderstood by some. WACA works tirelessly to ensure its members acknowledge and embrace their responsibility to follow the law, earn public trust, and collaborate to strengthen the system that protects consumers and communities alike.

Join Us Today - Membership Info

Our association is comprised solely of licensed and regulated cannabis businesses. If you are a 502-licensed business in Washington or working within the regulated industry and would like more information about joining WACA, read more about our membership benefits.

Economic Impact Report

In July 2017, the Washington State Institute for Public Policy published the first study of the role of the regulated cannabis marketplace in Washington State's economy. The report - "Employment and Wage Earnings in Licensed Marijuana Businesses" - made a conservative estimate of 6,049 full-time equivalent jobs created and total wages paid of $286.1 million. The Stranger covered the release of the report, which can be read in full if you follow the above link.