The CCMA Code of Conduct is a voluntary code for all members to uphold standards that will advance legitimizing the cannabis industry. Each CCMA member not only agrees to abide by these principles and practices set forth in this Code of Conduct, but also acknowledges that a material violation of any of the provisions of this Code may constitute grounds for immediate removal from the organization. All CCMA members agree to adhere to this code as a condition of membership.
The Code is as follows:
- We will conduct ourselves with honesty and integrity in all aspects of representation of our business.
- We will conduct ourselves with the highest levels of professionalism to reflect a positive image given the amount of scrutiny our industry receives. It is critical to educate ourselves, our constituents and clients on best practices, current statistics and research.
- We agree to provide a professional and safe work environment for our employees, and will ensure proper training and professional development is provided to grow our business.
- We agree that new ideas and collaboration are critical to the growth of our industry and will be respectful to the views and opinions of all our peers.
- To the greatest extent possible, we will abide by all of the current laws, regulations and licensure requirements applicable to our business, and will not aid any person or business who is operating in direct violation of their applicable laws.
- We pledge to support political activity focused on the advancement of our industry not only through the CCMA but through all local efforts as well.
- We will adhere to all responsible advertising regulations and policies.
- We will treat all CCMA members with respect, integrity and in good faith.
- We will avoid conflicts, predatory or anticompetitive behavior; sharing our views and differences with professionalism and the utmost respect.
- We agree that these combined efforts will support the mission of the CCMA and the industry at large and recognize that these values are not only representative of the CCMA but of our own organizations as well.