Successful implementation of a legal cannabis market requires a forum where entrepreneurs and businesses can cross-pollinate and work together to establish the highest standards for harmonizing this new marketplace with Hudson Valley communities. We promote commerce with a conscience, which allows our members to do good while also doing well.
The Hudson Valley Cannabis Industry Association will:
Develop a code of conduct that allows market participants to realize their full business potential while responding to legitimate community concerns about public health and safety, including the promotion of safe adult use and preventing access and marketing to minors.
Engage with our local communities through education and dialogue. We will parse fact from fiction and break down the stigmas surrounding all forms of cannabis, including hemp and CBD.
Advocate for regulation that allows for a legal, responsible adult use cannabis program, and for the improvement of New York’s medical cannabis, hemp, and CBD programs.
Foster relationships with community leaders, stakeholders, elected officials, and decision-makers to comprehensively and effectively communicate the needs and priorities of the market.
Maximize the benefits that the people of Hudson Valley will receive from operating in the cannabis market.
Best Industry Practices
The Hudson Valley has the opportunity to become a cannabis heartland. The farmland, abundant water, and easy access to the largest cannabis market in the world presents an opportunity for an area with deep agricultural roots to lead production of the fast-growing cannabis industry.