The Cannabis Consumers Coalition (registered as CCU) is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) consumer advocacy organization that acts as a consumer watchdog in the cannabis industry. Protecting the consumer is at the heart of what we stand for and we do this by helping to create an ethical cannabis industry through advocacy, activism, education, and policy work. Consumers are who voted for cannabis legalization and it is in our power to ensure that we have an industry that puts consumers’ needs above all else based on sound market research via political and social advocacy.
As a membership organization, we work collectively to educate
consumers and the general public. The Cannabis Consumers Coalition strives to set industry standards in the areas of public safety, quality control, pricing, pesticide and fertilizer use, labeling, testing, customer service, ethical business practices, consumer rights in the workplace, and any emerging issues impacting cannabis consumers.
The Cannabis Consumers Coalition was created out of a need for a voice for the cannabis consumer that was not influenced exclusively by industry attorneys and lobbyists and focuses solely on cannabis consumers' needs. The emerging cannabis industry has been dominated by special interests benefitting businesses with limited consumer input on protection, selection, safety, and quality of cannabis produced or the way cannabis businesses are formed and managed.