The Medical Cannabis Alliance of Illinois (“MCAI”) is a trade association representing cultivation centers and dispensary organizations, who are licensed by the State through the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program. MCAI strives to promote the general welfare of the public, while promoting the medicinal benefits of cannabis, the safe delivery of the product and the overall growth and interest of the medical cannabis industry and associated partners.
Based in the capital city of Springfield, the MCAI advocates for the advancement of medical cannabis before the Illinois General Assembly and is dedicated to working with state agency regulators to promote the integrity of the emerging cannabis industry. We provide our members with inside historical knowledge of the law, and regularly work with physicians and patient advocates to address their concerns, with the ultimate goal of helping suffering patients gain access to our medicinal products. MCAI members are dedicated to investing in their local communities and are committed to being a voice for patients throughout the State.
Created in 2015, the MCAI is a non-profit industry association that brings in-depth knowledge of the State’s Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program as well as industry standards and experiences from other states. Members of our staff were instrumental in the drafting and passage of the medical cannabis law in 2013, the industrial hemp research law in 2014 and has strong relationships with the Executive and Legislative branches of government. The MCAI is committed to promoting public awareness, economic development, strong ethical practices and promoting the growth of the medical cannabis industry in Illinois.
We are the ONLY cannabis industry association in Illinois, whose entire Board of Directors is comprised of permit owners or officers of permitted entities. The individuals who sit on our Board of Directors are the key decision makers for their respective cultivation center or dispensary.