Joining the Marijuana Industry Trade Association (MITA) means being represented as a community alongside other stakeholders committed to building a strong and sustainable future for legitimate medical marijuana and or recreational marijuana in Arizona. In addition to enhanced political representation, MITA membership offers unparalleled networking opportunities; exclusive access to industry information; special training and education opportunities; and local business connections and brand recognition.
Most importantly, being a part of your industry’s trade association supports our efforts to participate in and guide the changing state and federal landscape of laws that currently inhibit the potential growth of Arizona’s legitimate medical marijuana industry, the patients we serve, and the bottom line of every business in the industry. MITA is working every day to represent the interest of our stakeholders at every level of our local, state, and federal governments. While we continue to approach these issues from many directions, our immediate agenda specifically includes:
Advocating for a streamlined prescription application process and reduced waiting period
Working with the Arizona Department of Health to establish a meritorious dispensary application process
Collaborating with state and federal legislators to find new solutions to the industry’s banking and tax needs
Promoting local community involvement and support of the new dispensaries
Serving as an intermediary between the new industry and the relevant local and national unions
MITA regularly hosts members-only networking events throughout the state, legislative breakfasts, and industry bench-mark celebrations. Our events attract the best and brightest operators, business owners, government officials, patients, and community members from across the industry who enjoy learning from each other and exploring business opportunities in a casual environment. MITA members not only gain access to these events at no-charge or at a reduced rate, but they also have the opportunity to sponsor events to help increase their local brand awareness and client base.
Members of MITA receive an in-depth analysis of the medical marijuana industry and related news in Arizona and across the country in a monthly e-newsletter and on our blog. Our goal is to provide up-to-date industry information so that every contingent of our membership knows how they can best participate in the industry and in our public outreach and legislative advocacy programs.
TRAINING & EDUCATION
Our education and training program focuses on providing resources that empower our members to continuously improve both themselves so that they can offer the best medical products possible. Many of these resources also allow the industry to better communicate with and hear from the local communities that are the key to our success. Members receive free or discounted access to educational events and workshops hosted MITA around the state throughout the year. MITA also periodically presents opportunities for our local dispensaries to partner with and learn from other established operations.
B2B RELATIONSHIPS & RECOGNITION
Finally, MITA members gain access to a host of B2B discounts on products and services from other members. All members get a listing and link in our association directory, which is a go-to resource for professionals looking for the top names in Arizona‘s medical marijuana industry. Members also receive a digital “member badge” to use on their website or promotional materials to display their involvement with MITA.