Membership Application

“The regulated cannabis industry has made great strides in no small part to WACA’s professionalism and ability to help develop solutions that work for everyone that wants to do it right.” - Sen. Anne Rivers (R-18) Senate Majority Whip

“WACA’s professional approach and commitment to establishing a safe, regulated system is critically important as we strive to show leadership nationally on legal marijuana.” - Rep. Eric Pettigrew (D-37) House Caucus Chair

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

  • Deliver effective, comprehensive advocacy at the legislature, Governors’ office and regulatory agencies
  • Build and strengthen member relationships with elected officials to raise awareness and build trust in the regulated marijuana industry
  • Emphasize member expertise and credibility with lawmakers by directly connecting to the legislative process
  • Collaborate with a team of dedicated local government lobbyists focused on improving the business climate and all local jurisdictions

MEDIA RELATIONS AND STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS

  • Manage media cycle so that WACA policy priorities are emphasized in crowded debate
  • Provide public relations support to members in local communities while positioning the licensed industry statewide
  • Raise awareness of the WACA brand and the values it represents for safety, quality and regulation

MEMBER RELATIONS

  • Access to employee insurance benefits through the WA Farm Bureau (WFB) Health Care Trust, the leading health plan for agricultural and related industry groups
  • Convene two annual conferences and host statewide networking events featuring industry and policy leaders in conversation about the changing marketplace
  • Provide regular updates about activity in the policy environment and facilitate a democratic process for member-directed policy positions

Read more (.PDF) about WACA membership and our track record of success on behalf of members.

 MEMBERSHIP DUES

Like most other industry trade associations, WACA bases our dues on gross annual revenues for each member. Dues are assessed at the beginning of each calendar year. If a member joins mid year, their dues are pro-rated. The levels are below. 

     
Non-Voting membership (any business type): $500/year
All membership benefits except member is not allowed to vote in association business. 
• Voting membership:
Associate members, including labs and transporters
 Level 1 – Annual Revenue over $5 million- $5,000/year 
 Level 2 – Annual Revenue between $1 - $4.9 million - $2000/year 
 Level 3 – Annual Revenue under $1 million - $1,000/year 
Regular Licensed 502 Members
 Level 1 – Annual Revenue over $5 million - $5000/year 
 Level 2 – Annual Revenue between $1-$4.9 million - $2,500/year 
 Level 3 – Annual Revenue $150,000 - $1 million - $1,500/year 
 Level 4 – Annual Revenue under $150,000 - $500/year
NEW MEMBER SPECIAL!
Sign up today for 2018 membership and pay your 2018 dues in full and you will recieve one free admission to the Fall Policy Conference October 11-12 and full membership benefits starting immediately. That's 16 months of membership for the price of 12 plus free admission to our conference!
*Available to new members only