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 cannabis, and supports development of a robust industry for hemp 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 cannabis away from kids. For responsible adults over the age of 21, WACA was deeply involved in developing standards for cannabis products that are safer for patients and non-patients.

What's New (November 27, 2023) - On December 11, 2023, industry and business leaders will convene in Seattle for WACA's 2023 Symposium on the Business of Cannabis. We encourage you to register in advance as space is limited for this day of panel discussions followed by an evening networking happy hour and we only have a few more spots remaining. The panel conversations will include:

  • Beyond the Hysteria – Real-Life Implications of Descheduling/Rescheduling Cannabis in the Legal Marketplace
  • Beyond Canopy – Revisiting  and Revising How Washington Measures, Tracks and Taxes Product to Effectively Regulate the Health of the Industry
  • From Here to There – The Movement of Cannabis Products in a One-Click World
  • One Plant – Innovation of Cannabis and the Future of Use from the Farm Bill to the Pharmacy
  • Legal deals – How cannabis retailers can better serve their customers by facilitating transactions
  • State Legislators Discussion - Real world application of ideas. 

The emerging, regulated cannabis and hemp industries are 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. As we reflect on the first 10 years of legalization and prepare for the next 10 years, we are proud to advocate on behalf of a regulated marketplace that directly employs 11,330 workers, supports 18,360 jobs in our state and in 2020 generated $660.8 million in state and local tax revenues for public services. Interested in learning more about the economic impact of the legal cannabis marketplace in Washington? Please reach out to us to receive a copy of our Economic Impact Analysis commissioned by WACA in 2021 and conducted by Dr. Spencer Cohen of High Peak Strategy.