Licensed Cannabis Operators

Membership is extended to any cultivators, manufacturers, distribution, testing labs, retail, and nurseries with local authorization within Humboldt County and licensed under state law.

What is a Trade Association?

trade association is an organization founded and funded by businesses that operate in a specific industry. An industry trade association participates in public relations activities such as lobbying, marketing, and education. Trade associations may offer services such as producing conferences, holding networking events, or offering classes or educational materials. Its focus is collaboration between businesses. 

The Humboldt County Growers Alliance (HCGA) is a non-profit organization governed by bylaws and directed by a Board of Directors who are also members. 

Paid Membership Tiers

HCGA’s maintains a progressive pricing structure designed to equitably share costs across its membership. The operators with the most employees, square feet and/or licenses pay more than the operators with the fewest employees, square footage and/or licenses.  

Standard Membership Tiers: Cottage, Boutique, Pillar, and Keystone receive the following benefits:

  • Invite to weekly Industry Affairs Calls
  • Access to online communication platform Slack
  • Free access to HCGA educational workshops
  • Receive weekly e-newsletters
  • Receive quarterly print newsletters
  • Receive annual report
  • Free access to conferences & events
  • May serve on HCGA Board of Directors
  • May be elected to serve on HCGA Committees
  • Voting rights in HCGA elections

Because participation is vital to the industry, and HCGA seeks to reduce barriers to entry, we also offer a Basic Membership. Benefits are listed below:  

  • Invite to weekly Industry Affairs Calls
  • Free access to HCGA educational workshops
  • Receive weekly e-newsletters
  • Receive quarterly print newsletters
  • Receive annual report
  • Free access to HCGA conferences & events
  • Voting rights in HCGA elections

HCGA's Free "Friends with Benefits" Program

HCGA “Friends with Benefits” 

Opt-in to HCGA’s “Friends with Benefits” category receive the following free resources:

  • Monthly e-newsletter
    • Up-to-date & best available information related to:
      • Financial resources
        • Grants
      • Agency updates
      • Emerging county, state, and federal policy changes
  • Participate once a month Industry Affairs Call
  • Free invitation to HCGA sponsored events

Serving the Interests of your Business

HCGA provides you with the following benefits

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Representation

Ensure your business’ interests are represented in public policy arenas.

HCGA advocates on your behalf.

Our lobbyist is your set of ‘boots on the ground’ in Sacramento.

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Information

HCGA is a reliable source you can count on for up-to-date industry information.

Online member communication platform

Weekly, in-depth newsletter

Weekly Industry Affairs Call

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Professional Development

Take advantage of HCGA’s Workforce Series, where experts from the business world help you comply and thrive in a regulated market.

Online professional development workshops with on-demand viewing.

Peer-to-peer information sharing.

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Cash Savings 

Save money working with companies that support you. Reduce expensive consulting costs.

Access discount pricing opportunities with HCGA Allied Industry Businesses.

Crowdsource your questions and get answers in real time from our exclusive online community.

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Supply-Chain Connections  

Advertise your business in the Humboldt Cannabis Supply-Chain Directory.

Business-to-Business Trade Shows.

Connect along the supply-chain on the #Source_Cannabis channel.

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Community 

To keep the cannabis industry thriving in Humboldt County and across California, join forces and share your ideas, experience, and expertise.

Collaborate with colleagues

Network with industry.

Participate in shaping policy that affects your business.

Serving the Interests of your Business

HCGA provides you with the following benefits

Representation

Ensure your business’ interests are represented in public policy arenas.

Information

HCGA is a reliable source you can count on for up-to-date industry information.

  • Online member communication platform
  • Weekly, in-depth newsletter
  • Weekly Industry Affairs Call

Cash Savings 

Save money working with companies that support you. Reduce expensive consulting costs.

  • Access discount pricing opportunities with HCGA Allied Industry Businesses.
  • Crowdsource your questions and get answers in real time from our exclusive online community.

Professional Development

Take advantage of HCGA’s Workforce Series, where experts from the business world help you comply and thrive in a regulated market.

  • Online professional development workshops with on-demand viewing.
  • Peer-to-peer information sharing.

Supply-Chain Connections  

Community 

To keep the cannabis industry thriving in Humboldt County and across California, join forces and share your ideas, experience, and expertise.

Seed hunters. Next-generation extract artists. Pioneers who protect and nourish a plant that is deeply woven into the story of Humboldt County. Humboldt is the leading cannabis producing region preserved for future generations. To realize this vision, we must:
  • Position and showcase Humboldt as the world’s premiere cannabis region. Farmers, extractors, distributors, labs and retailers work together to tell the story of Humboldt and engage key markets. 

  • Provide leadership to solve industry challenges for Humboldt. We monitor legislation, and working together with our plant-touching members, we represent their interests in local and state government.

  • Exemplify the core values of Humboldt County: people, planet and prosperity. We work to foster collaboration and provide opportunities for our members to share their knowledge and just enjoy being together in this beautiful place.

Join Now!

Be part of our mission to preserve, protect and enhance Humboldt’s world-renowned cannabis.