The International Jewish Cannabis Association

Our Mission

The MISSION of the International Jewish Cannabis Association is Threefold:


To educate the Jewish community on the benefits of cannabis.


To provide a platform for Jewish cannabis industry professionals and enthusiasts to build community and network.


We are the Not For Profit infrastructure for Jewish cannabis continuity, sustainability, philanthropy and volunteer outreach worldwide.

"If we will not define our presence, who will? Your action, your voice is vital to affecting change in this world!"

– Ben Temer, IJCA Founder

Who we are…

The International Jewish Cannabis Association (IJCA) is a 501(C)(3)nonprofit organization founded in 2016. We pool together funds, experience and passion from Jews in the Cannabis industry and pour those contributions into outreach efforts. Our outreach efforts are based on the knowledge and experience of our “GrowTogether” advisers and the IJCA Board of Directors, coupled with the Jewish tenets of Chochmah (Wisdom), Ahavat (Love), Chesed (kindness), Tzedakah ( Charity) & Tikkun Olam (restore/perfect the world). Tzedakah is one of the easiest mitzvahs (good deeds), it is the Jewish teaching to give charitable contributions because it is an obligation, not because One is seeking recognition. Tzedakah is also the donation of time, intellect and talents. Tikkun Olam means to affect the world in a positive way in an effort to heal it back to its perfect state of being. Tzedakah aids in Tikkun Olam. Jews are instructed “You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to desist from it” Pirkei Avot (2:21).

The IJCA recognizes the newly emerging Cannabis Industry necessitates the utmost respect for patients, those suffering from the War on Drugs, and the communities struggling due to over-incarceration. Thus, the IJCA aims to set up a moral and ethical framework for Jews in Cannabis, based on Jewish teachings & traditions. Additionally, We hope the greater Cannabis community will take notice, and start setting the bar higher for corporate social engagement & outreach. The end goal is to create a positively impactful Jewish legacy in Cannabis. To ultimately shape this new industry based on Chesed (loving kindness); an industry unlike the world has ever experienced.

Get to know us

There are many Jewish scientists, advocates, and dreamers, without whom the cannabis landscape may look different today” to “The IJCA is blessed to have the time and talents of its regular contributors! Click the blocks below to learn more about them.

Become an IJCA Member

To become an IJCA member, you must complete the form below.

Adults 21 years old and over may apply.