Membership

Be seen. Be heard. Be involved.

Ready to become part of the IWC community? We have several levels of membership to ensure an opportunity for everyone.

Empower yourself and women everywhere in the cannabis industry

There are so many reasons to join Illinois Women in Cannabis. Whether you want to become part of the Illinois cannabis industry or are looking for ways to expand your business and networking opportunities, IWC is the place to be.

We are a grassroots group of passionate women—and men—committed to creating social change by sharing our skills, knowledge, stories, and compassion to benefit and support one other. The connection, education, mentorship and support our members experience can be career-defining and life-changing.

At my first introduction to IWC, I knew I needed to be part of this amazing group of very focused, powerful women who were not afraid to speak up. As a voice for senior cannabis consumers, I ensure rights, provide education, and free citizens from discrimination, negative stigmas, and harassment. IWC has provided invaluable support for me in this role.

Luba Andrus, R.Ph., B.S., M.J.

Patient Advocate and President, StellarMed Group LLC

Membership options for everyone

Individual

$100

Ideal for

  • Career Professionals/Students
  • Patients/Caregivers
  • Cannabis Advocates

Membership Includes

  • 10% discount on paid events (when again appropriate)

  • Listing in the Member Directory

  • Member-to-member discounts and member perks on business goods and services

  • Opportunity to serve on business committees

  • IWC t-shirt or coffee mug

Membership Discounts

  • Government employee: $50
  • Registered patients, students, veterans, others in need: $25

Social Equity

$25

Membership Includes

  • 10% discount on paid events (when again appropriate)

  • Listing in the Member Directory

  • Member-to-member discounts and member perks on business goods and services

  • Opportunity to serve on business committees

  • IWC t-shirt or coffee mug

Small Business

$250

Ideal for

  • Teams of 50 or less

  • Additional team members can be added $25/per person

Membership Includes

  • Highlighted listing on member directory

  • 10% discount on paid events (when again appropriate)

  • Offer member-to-member discounts on business goods and services

  • Receive member-to-member discounts and member perks on business goods and services

  • Early event registration for limited capacity events (when again appropriate)

  • Opportunity to serve on business committees

  • IWC t-shirt or coffee mug (maile, will need supplies)

Corporate

$500

Ideal for

  • Teams of 50 or more

  • Additional team members can be added $25/per person

Membership Includes

  • VIP listing on member directory

  • 10% discount on paid events (when again appropriate)

  • Offer member-to-member discounts on business goods and services

  • Receive member-to-member discounts and member perks on business goods and services

  • Early event registration for limited capacity events (when again appropriate)

  • Opportunity to serve on business committees

  • IWC t-shirt or coffee mug (mailed will need supplies)

Educational Organizations

$500

Ideal for

  • Colleges or Universities looking for intern placement opportunities

Membership Includes

  • Preferred intern placement

  • VIP listing on member directory

  • Partnership with IWC for programming

  • Partner in career fairs and resources

  • Opportunity for inclusion on our event calendar and weekly e-newsletter

  • Complimentary virtual booth at annual conference and select events (when again appropriate)

Illinois Women in Cannabis is a welcoming and inclusive organization hosting events that are accessible to everyone who is active in or interested in learning more about Illinois’ regulated cannabis industry. If you wish to participate in any IWC activity but are unable to due to financial hardships, please contact IWC at communications@Ilwomenincannabis.org. IWC leaders look forward to seeing you soon!

Share your talents by joining a committee

IWC members find committee involvement both professionally and personally rewarding. IWC committees give participants an opportunity to work directly with a spectrum of professionals to: 

  • Plan networking events that connect those already working in the industry with those looking to get involved;
  • Organize educational events to help patients and physicians learn about the Illinois cannabis program;
  • Work with employers to connect job seekers with job openings;
  • Raise awareness among women throughout the state about all of the opportunities that exist;
  • Advocate for change to federal and state policies to increase opportunity and equity in the industry;
  • And so much more.

Events committee

IWC loves to bring people together, and we will do it virtually until we can do it in person. 

Education and Advocacy committee

Do you have a passion for learning or teaching the science and medicine of the plant, the latest consumption methods and trends in the industry, or advocacy?

Membership committee

IWC is made up of people like YOU! Help us engage and connect all parts of the industry together.

Professional Development committee

IWC wants to engage new talents and ideas into Illinois’ cannabis industry. Help us make that happen. 

Social Equity committee

IWC is ready to promote the success of the social equity goals in the Illinois adult-use law.

Frequently asked questions

Do you have to be a woman to join IWC?

No. Diversity is our strength and we welcome all gender identities.

Is IWC limited to those who consume cannabis?

Not at all. IWC is all about education and professional development. This is not a consumption club.

What are the benefits of becoming an IWC member?

When you join IWC, you have access to the invaluable opportunity to network with our other members. In addition, you get access to discounted event tickets, job postings, education and training, and an affiliation and structure that will help you become more involved in the industry.

Does IWC host events outside Chicago?

Yes, we are continually expanding our reach and host many satellite and virtual events throughout the state.

I'm brand new to the cannabis industry. Where can I learn more?

Come to one of our events, sit in on an IWC committee meeting (you can participate in two without committing to membership), and learn as much as you can about the industry. Some helpful resources include:

National Cannabis Industry Association

Chicago Cannabis Information Center 

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML)