Trade Association Application

Trade Association Streams

The CAMCD Trade Association has two streams:

  • Medical Stream: applies to a dispensary that identifies and operates primarily as a medical cannabis dispensary, and is prepared for clients with diverse medical concerns through specialized products and training, or

  • Adult-Use Stream: applies to a dispensary that identifies and operates primarily as an Adult-Use dispensary.  This dispensary may choose to refer more serious health concerns such as seizure disorders, cancer, autoimmune disorders, etc. to Medical Stream dispensaries.

Dispensaries applying under either the Medical Stream or Adult-Use Stream are required to sign a declaration that the dispensary will meet or exceed the appropriate Recommended Operating Procedures.

Trade Association Eligibility and Requirements

To join the CAMCD Trade Association, the dispensary must be operating or be expecting to be operational within 3-months of application to the Trade Association.

If a company, individual or society operates more than one dispensary, each individual location is required to submit separate applications to join the Trade Association (i.e. an application to join the Trade Association for one dispensary location does not extend to other dispensaries within that group, and each dispensary must become a member).

Application Process

To join the CAMCD Trade Association, applicants must:

  • Complete the online Trade Association Application

  • Submit the $250 Application Fee (non-refundable, one-time fee per applicant dispensary)

  • Download, complete and return the signed ROP to CAMCD (

Once the Trade Association Application is received and accepted by the board, CAMCD will notify the applicant of their acceptance, and bill for the first months fees, or the discounted annual fee as shown below.

Annual Fees for the CAMCD Trade Association:

  • $250.00 per month or

  • $2,750.00 per year paid up-front

Once the membership fees are received, the dispensary will be in good standing with the CAMCD Trade Association. 

Cancellation of Application

If the application is cancelled, or if it remains incomplete within 2-weeks of receipt, the Application Fee will be forfeited.

Trade Association status may be revoked at the discretion of the CAMCD Board of Directors should the dispensary:

  • Owe 6 months or more of dues

  • Fail to adequately address complaints

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