Why Become a Member of the AQIC?

Association Québécoise de l'Industrie du Cannabis

Together for a prosperous, safe and sustainable hemp and cannabis industry in Quebec

Membership form


The 4 Missions of the AQIC

  • To be the official spokesperson of the Quebec hemp and cannabis industry ecosystem with government officials and socio-economic actors;
  • To contribute constructively and responsibly to the development of the industry;
  • To offer a space to discuss, network, exchange and collaborate for industry players;
  • Demystify and destigmatize cannabis for the general public and demonstrate the extent of its potential.


14 Reasons to Become an AQIC Member: Your Benefits

  • Present your products in our catalog;
  • Share your training videos in a secure space, whether with your employees only or with all workers in the sector;
  • Access to an exceptional insurance offer and rates in Quebec, reserved for AQIC members;
  • Benefit from a lobbying service with the governments of Quebec and Canada, make your voice heard on an official AQIC committee and set the direction for our industry;
  • Take advantage of a secure chat tool to easily establish contact with other member companies;
  • Access a secure training area;
  • Have a real competitive edge with access to information, sharing and purchasing tools for cannabis products that are unique in Canada, thanks to the secure members' area available on computer and mobile application at no additional cost;
  • Benefit from better coordination with industry organizations, including the SQDC, the Table stratégique sur le cannabis and the National Cannabis Working Group;
  • Receive the latest industry and market news, as well as insider information on regulatory developments;
  • Have access to a Careers area where you can post your job offers and take advantage of our presence at the Job Fair to facilitate your recruitment process;
  • Increase your company's visibility through strategic communications and proactive media relations;
  • Participate in exclusive activities such as networking events and obtain discounts of up to 75% on all AQIC and partner events;
  • Benefit from special rates at our hotel and restaurant partners;
  • Gain privileged access to a network of industry decision-makers and benefit from a concierge service.


Some Important Accomplishment by the AQIC

  • Participating in the development and modification of the regulations governing hemp and cannabis in Canada as the voice of the industry;
  • Obtaining agreements with insurers;
  • Implementation of various measures with the SQDC, including the integration of category management, the publication of matrices and the "Cultivé Québec" label;
  • Recognition of the AQIC as the industry's spokesperson by the Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC);
  • Meeting with the ministers’ offices of the governments of Quebec and Canada;
  • Obtaining, from the government, the creation of a new federal government cannabis strategy table led by the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development to develop the legal cannabis sector in Canada;
  • Changes to the excise duty on cannabis products;
  • Creation of the first place for information, exchange and B2B purchases of cannabis products in Canada (the AQIC members' area). 



Criteria for eligibility

Be regulated by the federal Cannabis Act or in the process of being regulated for a site located in Quebec or a supply agreement with the SQDC.

Association Québécoise de l'Industrie du Cannabis