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.


10 Reasons to Become an AQIC Member: Your Benefits

  • Get access to an exceptional insurance offer and rates in Quebec, reserved for AQIC members;
  • Benefit from lobbying services with the governments of Quebec and Canada;
  • Have your voice heard on an official AQIC committee and set the direction for our industry;
  • Get a real competitive advantage with access to information, sharing and purchasing tools for cannabis products that are unique in Canada through our secure members area that is available on your computer or mobile device;
  • Benefit from better coordination with sectoral organizations, including the SQDC, the Cannabis Strategy Table and the National Cannabis Working Group;
  • Get the latest industry and market news;
  • Obtain privileged information on regulatory changes;
  • Increase your company's visibility through strategic communication and proactive media relations;
  • Take part in exclusive activities such as networking events and the annual golf tournament;
  • Gain privileged access to a network of industry decision makers and benefit from concierge services.


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