“Seattle Cannabis Association [SCA] is offering a preferred way of conducting business and demonstrating compliance within Seattle’s Cannabis community and it is completely transparent, seamless and cost efficient. SCA members are “willing and able to give an honest accounting”. We combine our stakeholders [SCA members and their patients, as well as community officials] interest and perspectives in fulfilling the public trust, thus we strive to ensure our members are accountable in all their business transactions”.
Seattle Cannabis Association does not duplicate any efforts by other “associations” either at the state, national or trade levels. Our primary concern is the Seattle Cannabis community and what is being done on the local level. Federal guidelines, State regulations....”let’s focus on local standards, expectations and enforcement” [Jobs, Jobs, Jobs]. This is true self-governance [self-regulation] based upon community values, proven standards, “best practices” and enforcement by the true gatekeepers...Seattle’s business leaders.
The mission of Seattle Cannabis Association [SCA], a membership-based non-profit trade association is to:
Represent the interests of SCA members and the Seattle Cannabis community;
Ensure SCA members provide safe access to medical grade cannabis to qualifying patients;
Demonstrate SCA members ability to govern themselves through quality cannabis standards and “Best Practices” development, implementation and monitoring;
Provide SCA member audit services and cannabis testing to ensure compliance with Washington State, City of Seattle local laws and SCA member expectations;
Encourage the collaboration between SCA members, qualified cannabis patients, healthcare providers, and associated cannabis related businesses; and
Foster a “working relationship” with Washington State, City of Seattle officials and local law enforcement in achieving mutually agreed upon goals, based upon SCA members, their patients and Seattle community values. ***************************NOTE****************************SCA is not a Collective, Co-op or Patient Network engaged in cannabis cultivation and/or distribution. SCA is a non-profit trade organization that also conducts member testing for public safety and educational purposes. SCA is a “legally authorized designated provider for cannabis testing purposes only” as stipulated under RCW 69.51A and SCA charter. ************************************************************
SCA and SCA Members Facilitate the exchange of information between Washington State, City of Seattle officials and SCA members and the communities they serve;
Maintain and defend the integrity of SCA members and the Seattle Cannabis community;
Advocate and support socially responsible and environmentally sound ethical business practices and standards; and
Participate in SCA enforcement activities that are coordinated with appropriate State and Local agencies.
SCA “shared” Community Values are: Safe access to medical grade cannabis products and services; Patient dignity, respect, and privacy; Ethical conduct and honest business practices; Informed and capable cannabis service providers; and Seattle community integrity and betterment.
SCA Activities & Services SCA participates in public relations activities such as advertising, education, lobbying and publishing, but its main focus is collaboration between member companies, through the establishment of cannabis standards and attempting to influence legislation germane to our common business interest. SCA also offer’s other services such as: audits, testing, producing networking and charitable events, as well as offering cannabis related classes and educational materials.
SCA FOCUS AREAS LAWS AND REGULATIONS - To address federal, state and local laws and regulations applicable to Seattle’s Cannabis community.
PUBLIC AFFAIRS - To improve Seattle’s Cannabis community image and increase the awareness among media, opinion leaders and the public regarding key cannabis issues affecting the “our” community.
TRADE OPERATIONS - To provide a strong and effective mechanism for addressing the full range of matters pertaining to the regulation of Washington State, City of Seattle cannabis and associated industries.
INDUSTRY STATISTICS - To review and develop Washington State and City of Seattle cannabis statistics and statistical procedures and related materials.
COMMUNITY PROTECTION - To ensure that fire, electrical, building, plumbing, security, and other community protection standards and guidelines affecting cannabis production are cost-effective, appropriate, compliant and safe.
A Trade Association with a Conscience SCA Members support ethical business practices, including establishment of cannabis standards, accuracy in labeling, use of environmentally friendly technologies, sustainable and organic agriculture and high quality products and services. It is the intention of SCA to take all necessary steps to assure consumer confidence in cannabis products and services. Every SCA Member agrees to implement SCA's “best practices” and pledges to uphold SCA standards and expectations, and adhere to the community values in which they serve. Display of the SCA Membership **logo**, **CertifiedCannabisSafeTM** or **Independent Third-Party Tested - SCTS** labels in business promotion and advertising is a mark of prestige and “community” acceptance.
Strength in Numbers SCA wants to make your experience in the Washington State Cannabis industry as profitable, ethical and problem-free as possible. Each new business that joins increases SCA's ability to work on behalf of the Seattle Cannabis community as a whole, and to act on behalf of its individual members. Because of the support from our membership, we have been able to fund other value-added services like: SCA Self-Governance Program Planning, Implementation and Monitoring; SCA Member Audits; SCA Cannabis Testing; SCA Compassion Charity Program; and SCA Member Training and Certification Programs.
Experience You Can Trust You're in good company with SCA [Washington State registered and/or City of Seattle licensed cannabis business providers] who’s members are a “Who’s Who” within the Seattle Cannabis community. SCA offers three types of membership [Executive, Associate and Supporting] which allows any individual or cannabis related business in Seattle the opportunity to join an association that is based upon “community values” [Safe, Accessible, Responsible and Ethical] and ensuring quality products and services, from quality service providers, for qualifying cannabis patients [provided in a ethical manner consistent with State, Local and SCA values and expectations].
For those SCA Members who have decided to become an Executive Member you can be confident that your voice will be heard with regard to Washington State and City of Seattle cannabis regulation. All SCA members actively engage in improving the image of the City of Seattle's Cannabis community. Every SCA Member has practical experience handling the day-to-day details of running a cannabis business and we at SCA understand your needs, and offer effective solutions in response to your concerns.
SCA makes every effort to coordinate activities with its affiliates and Seattle Cannabis community stakeholders. For a overview of SCA affiliates and stakeholders **Click Here**.
Thank you for visiting our new Internet site. At present, our web site is still under construction. We are making an effort to present you with our entire spectrum of benefits as soon as possible. At this point we can provide you with information regarding SCA membership benefits and features. The emphasis of our site is on demonstrating the Seattle Cannabis community ability to govern itself in a mutually beneficial manner consistent with Washington State and City of Seattle accepted community values. This topic is certainly of interest to you. Please check this site later and often [as updtes are happening constantly].
In the meantime you can reach us at 206.372.3857. We are looking forward to hearing from you. You can also contact us at our e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are not familiar with our association and your first contact with us is online, we would be pleased to hear from you! Please let us know what your needs and questions are, we will be more than happy to help.
In brief, you should know the following about us: SCA was established to improve relations between SCA members and the communities they serve. Our specialty is in the area of Self-Governance, Audit and Testing Services and Cannabis Standards Development & Enforcement. Our members particularly value our audit and documentation services in demonstrating compliance with Washington State regulations and City and County ordinances, and our cannabis profiling testing services.
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