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Cannabis Business Readiness Guide: 9. Additional Resources

As you work to develop your cannabis business you make find additional information useful by visiting the following websites and working a local trade organizations.

  • Sonoma County Growers Alliance - community group organized to educate, collaborate and advocate for patient, cultivator and community rights and responsibilities.
  • California NORML - non-profit, membership organization dedicated to reforming California's marijuana laws and focuses on consumers.
  • California Cannabis Industry Association - formed to unite the cannabis industry in California and to allow it to speak with one voice at the state and local levels. They strive to educate and act as a resource to lawmakers regarding all areas of the cannabis industry.
  • California Growers Association - grower/cultivator oriented cannabis statewide trade association.
  • National Cannabis Industry Association - national trade association advancing the interests of the legitimate and responsible cannabis industry.


Running a business can be lonely at times, especially if you’re a solo-preneur. Networking is a great way to connect with other business owners and get the support that you need. Here’s a list of where you can find local networking events and business organizations that you might consider joining.

Business Incubators and Shared Workspace

 Go Local Sonoma County: (707) 888-6105
 Share Exchange: (707) 583-7667
 SoCo News: (707) 794-1240
 Sphere Pad: (707) 787-3069
 WORK Petaluma (707) 721-6540

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