National Association of Cannabis Businesses



Our mission is to bring credibility to US cannabis businesses. With our network of vetted businesses you will be able to build partnerships with the best cannabis businesses. And our Standards Governance Board is creating standards for licensed cannabis business members that will meet and, in some cases, exceed state requirements.

NACB Membership will distinguish you as one of the most responsible, ethical and compliant cannabis businesses in the United States.


PLEASE NOTE: To ensure the quality and integrity of our NACB Members, all membership applicants are subject to a vetting process that involves background checks. These checks look for criminal convictions, civil liability, global watch lists and any dishonest business practices. Should you fail the background check, the NACB will refund your membership fee. We will also ask that you abide by our terms and conditions of membership.  
Licensed cannabis business – for all plant-touching businesses. This includes growers/cultivators, manufacturers/extractors, distributors, retailers and/or testing labs with a valid state license. The application requires your business contact information and list of all owners with 25% or more equity in the your company.

Individuals – for those employed in cannabis sector, or who are in the process of seeking a license. The application requires your personal contact information and your cannabis-related employment history.

Cannabis Business Suppliers – for ancillary businesses that service and support licensed cannabis businesses. This includes growing equipment, lighting, security, packaging manufacturers, and others that do not have a state license for cannabis. The application requires your business and contact information, a list of all owners with 25% or more equity in your company, and three references of good business practices.

Investors – for individuals or firms who invest in cannabis businesses. The application requires personal and business information, as well as a list of all owners with 25% or more equity in your company  
  • Distinguish your business as a ethical, compliant leader
  • Interact with other trustworthy businesses and increased confidence in who you are meeting and associated with
  • Be included in the NACB on-line directory and promoted on the NACB's social media and newsletter
  • Attend informative local symposiums of leaders in the cannabis industry
  • Access NACB SIGNALS, a state-of-the-art cannabis legislation tracking tool to keep you informed/ahead of changes that affect your business. NACB SIGNALS will give you access to the information that can transform how you manage emerging and persistent issues in your environment.
  • Access to our exclusive membership community, thought leadership and information