ABOUT US

The Cannabis Business Association of Illinois (CBAI) is a statewide non-profit association that serves as the voice of Illinois’ cannabis industry by advocating for patient well-being, consumer safety, greater equity and inclusion, job creation, community investment and the responsible use of cannabis.

CBAI represents more than 80%  of all Illinois cannabis businesses licensed by the state of Illinois, as well as ancillary businesses that support the cannabis industry and social equity applicants. We promote the growth of the Illinois cannabis economy by:

  • Building long-term relationships between industry leaders and policymakers
  • Educating policymakers about industry operations and policies critical to the competitiveness of the industry
  • Providing a platform for cannabis industry applicants and job-seekers to network with established cultivators, dispensaries and industry experts.

Learn more about the benefits of membership.

 

CBAI BOARD MEMBERS

Jeremy Unruh, Board Chairman

Jeremy Unruh, Board Chairman

Senior VP, Public and Regulatory Affairs · PharmaCann LLC

Ashley Peterson, Vice-Chair

Ashley Peterson, Vice-Chair

Justice Cannabis Co.

Tim O'Hern,       Second Vice-Chair

Tim O'Hern, Second Vice-Chair

Nature's Grace and Wellness

Gorgi Naumovski, Treasurer

Gorgi Naumovski, Treasurer

Thrive

James Leventis, Secretary

James Leventis, Secretary

Verano Holdings

John Sullivan, Immediate Past Chair

John Sullivan, Immediate Past Chair

Cresco Labs

Ngiste Abebe, Board Director

Ngiste Abebe, Board Director

Columbia Care

Ted Brunsvold, Board Director

Ted Brunsvold, Board Director

Nature's Treatment Illinois

David Flood, Board Director

David Flood, Board Director

Progressive Treatment Solutions

Scott Golden, Board Director

Scott Golden, Board Director

Columbia Care

Gabe Mendoza, Board Director

Gabe Mendoza, Board Director

4Front Ventures

Neal McQueeney, Board Director

Neal McQueeney, Board Director

Midway Dispensary

Frank Perullo Board Director

Frank Perullo Board Director

Ascend Wellness Holdings

Zachary Zises, Board Director

Zachary Zises, Board Director

Dispensary 33

CBAI STAFF

Pamela Althoff, Executive Director

Pamela Althoff, Executive Director

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Hannah Johnson, Communications Director

Hannah Johnson, Communications Director

CBAI

Rose Gomez, Executive Director Assistant

Rose Gomez, Executive Director Assistant

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The statewide voice of Illinois' cannabis industry, advocating for better patient well-being, consumer safety, greater equity and inclusion, job creation, community investment and responsible cannabis use.

 

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