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Save the Dates: May 6th and May 13th 2020

The First meetings of the Government Relations and E-Commerce Committees

Both the New York City Cannabis Industry Association (NYCCIA) and the Hudson Valley Cannabis Industry Association (HVCIA) are holding joint committee meetings on Wednesday nights over the next several weeks.

The Government Relations Committee  – will hold its first meeting on May 6 from 6-7:30 pm.

The E-Commerce Committee  – will hold its first meeting on May 13 from 6-7:30 pm.

Email us at or if you are interested in attending and we’ll send the Zoom link.

Registration for each meeting closes at noon on the day of the call.

Also, email us to let us know that you’re interested in a committee but can’t make the first meeting!

The HVCIA exists so that voices like yours will be included in a comprehensive approach to cannabis legalization for the Hudson Valley.

Membership in the Association is required to be a committee member but the first meeting is open to the public.  To become a member of the CIA, click here for NYC: and here for the Hudson Valley: .
Thank you for your support and participation.

The New York City and Hudson Valley Cannabis Industry Associations

Past Events

March 4, 2020 - Launch Meeting of the HVCIA

A Free Virtual Forum Via Zoom – Advance Registration is Required

Join us for our next virtual meeting produced by the NYCCIA and HVCIA for an in-depth discussion of the cannabis marketplace and what that means for New York City and the Hudson Valley.  Joining us will be speaker, investor and advisor Jeanne M. Sullivan, General Partner of The Arcview Group, whose mission is to forge a principled and profitable industry from the ashes of cannabis prohibition.  

We will discuss the state of the cannabis market, which had a $15 Billion revenue stream in 2019 alone, as well as vital considerations to keep front of mind from an investing and entrepreneurial perspective.

The fight for a good cannabis legalization law in New York State in 2020 is beginning.

Success is not guaranteed, but whatever bill may pass, experience in other jurisdictions has shown that without a proactive plan like the HVCIA envisions, successful implementation of the law is a long-term process.

Join us as we come together for the launch of the HVCIA.

  • Meet your industry peers, start to establish relationships, and find ways to help each other in this emerging market.
  • Hear the latest about the proposed legislation introduced in the governor’s current budget and the key differences between his plan and a competing plan introduced by the legislature.
  • Get a head start on understanding how the legal market will be structured, and what you will likely need to have in place to get off to a successful start or to further cultivate a business that you’ve already started.
  • Learn about the myriad benefits that the HVCIA has to offer its members, and ways that you can participate in helping to craft cannabis policy and best practices for this new marketplace.
  • Contribute your voice to let us know your questions and concerns, so that as an industry association we can identify our common goals and help to articulate them on behalf of this industry to elected officials, communities, business groups, school boards, and other community stakeholders.

Help us launch a future where we can grow together, because we are stronger together.