About Us

CIAWi is a different kind of cannabis advocacy group. We are advocating for a responsible, robust cannabis industry in Wisconsin. One which advances the economic priorities of the state through tax revenue, and creates quality jobs for Wisconsinites. Our first step in this journey is advocating for the legalization of adult use cannabis, and working closely with legislators to create common sense regulations that support those goals. We are experts on the industry, and the only association in Wisconsin to be recognized by the National Cannabis Industry Association as an Allied Association Program.

Legalized cannabis in the United States created a $10B industry in 2018. And in November 2018, 16 Wisconsin counties showed their support for cannabis via non-binding referenda, with 60-80% voting in favor. CIAWi is the place where those already in the industry, and those looking to engage, can join forces to champion the future of cannabis in our state.

Membership supports our policy efforts at Capitol, as well as member networking and educational events.