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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. 

In addition to the benefits detailed below, when you become a member, you’ll:

  • get access to an exclusive library of industry and medical research.
  • be subscribed to the members’ newsletter.
  • receive a membership pack, including logos and templates to announce your membership on your website, social media, in print, and in the media.
  • have the potential to chair working groups, or join the Executive Committee.

Membership Benefits

Working Groups Cannabis Industry Council benefits

Working Groups

Develop priorities and activity across a range of core topics

Events & Networking - Cannabis Industry Council benefits

Events & Networking

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

Cannabis Industry Council benefits

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

PR CIC Member Benefits

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

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 three categories of membership – Full Member, Associate Member (services), Associate Member (third sector). To join, your organisation must be a formal, legal entity. We also have supporter and international observer options. Prospective members must be aligned with the CIC’s values.

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 are based on financials (turnover and capital investment):
  • 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 (e.g. health)
  • Commercial & Professional Services
  • Education
  • Hemp product manufacturers and distributors
  • Infrastructure
  • Insurance
  • Law
  • Media & PR
  • Patient Groups
  • Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
  • Prescription Cannabis Clinics
  • Prescription Cannabis Dispensaries
  • Political Groups & Parliamentary bodies
  • Research

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