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CIC membership is open to organisations and business that either work within or operate from the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man. We are a collective voice for the medical cannabis, CBD wellbeing, and hemp sector across the UK.

By joining the CIC, you become part of a strong nationwide network with the ability to influence the future of the industry. We also represent our members’ interests with Government, regulators, and thought leaders. 

Additionally, members receive a range of benefits, services, and discounts, which are listed below.

Membership Benefits and Opportunities

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Working Groups

Develop priorities and activity across a range of core topics

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Events & Networking

Take part in regular networking meetings, forums, conferences and webinars

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Online Listing

Claim your directory listing - increasing digital reach & reputation as a trusted organisation

Services and Training

Services & Training

Training & discounted access to third-party services - tax advice, legal and financial services

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PR Opportunities

Feature your business with regular blogs, case studies, speaking opportunities and interviews

Cannabis Industry Council benefits


Build brand awareness with the opportunity to sponsor CIC activity, on and offline

Extra benefits

Other Benefits

Access publications, get member newsletter & logos, opportunities to join CIC leadership team

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Platinum Membership

Larger members can sign up for two years, and receive a range of additional benefits

Become a member of the CIC

Please complete the form at the link below to register your interest in becoming a member of the Council.

Membership criteria and information

We offer four categories of membership – Platinum Member, Full Member, Associate Member (services), Associate Member (third sector).

To join, your organisation must be a formal, legal entity. Prospective members must also be aligned with the CIC’s values, and undertake to follow the CIC constitution and code of conduct.

We also have Supporter and International Observer options, for individuals and overseas trade associations respectively.

Membership is open to, but not limited to:

  • Licensed producers and UK based companies working with products that require a Home Office controlled drug import licence / MHRA import licence, and/or cultivation of plants, primary extraction or manufacture of finished controlled drugs from biomass or using products in excess of the controlled cannabinoids threshold – Prescription Cannabis
  • Licensed cultivators and importers of Cannabis with a THC content not exceeding 0.2% – Industrial Hemp
  • Professional associations that represent the industry (e.g. Industrial Hemp, CBD)
Membership fees
Annual fees (ex. VAT) are based on financials (turnover and capital investment):
  • Platinum Member (two-years upfront): £4,400 – £6,600
  • Full Member: £250 – £3,300
  • Associate Member (services): £250 – £2,200
  • Associate Member (third sector): Free – £1,100
Please complete the form by clicking Become a CIC Member to receive a formal quote or to discuss membership fee payment schedules, with monthly payments available in some cases.

The following who are active in the sector are also eligible for membership:

  • Agriculture
  • Banking & Investment
  • Campaign Groups
  • CBD Product Manufacturers and Distributors
  • Charities & Social Enterprises (e.g. Health)
  • Commercial & Professional Services
  • Education
  • Hemp Product Manufacturers and Distributors
  • Infrastructure
  • Insurance
  • Law
  • Media & PR
  • Patient Groups
  • Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
  • Political Groups & Parliamentary bodies
  • Prescription Cannabis Clinics
  • Prescription Cannabis Dispensaries
  • Prescription Consumption Venues
  • Research

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