Hemp Industries Association Presents 23rd Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado

05 Jul 2016 9:00 AM | Deleted user

Experts, Hemp Exhibits, Entrepreneurs, Farmers, Regulators, Legislators and Business Owners to Convene with Focus on the Theme “The Future of Hemp”

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Hemp Industries Association (HIA), a non-profit trade association consisting of hundreds of hemp businesses, will host its annual conference Saturday, September 17, through Tuesday, September 20, at the Marriot Denver Westminster. The 23rd annual conference will feature a hemp farm tour on Saturday, general meeting and networking event on Sunday and two days of speaker and panel programming. Expected to be the biggest and most highly attended in the history of the HIA, the theme of this year’s conference will focus on The Future of Hemp, as the industry experiences rapid growth following the passage of the Farm Bill of 2014 and subsequent hemp pilot programs in multiple states throughout the country.


Hemp Industries Association 23nd Annual Conference


Saturday, Sept. 17 – Tuesday Sept. 20, 2016


Denver Marriot Westminster
7000 Church Ranch Blvd.
Westminster, CO 80021

According to SPINS Data and HIA estimates, hemp food and body care product consumption in the U.S. is demonstrating strong market growth, with 10.4% combined growth of hemp retail sales in natural and conventional markets in 2015.  The hemp market has also seen strong growth in the sale of hemp derived CBD supplements and foods. The HIA estimates the market for CBD products was $65 million in 2015 and continues to grow at a rapid pace. The HIA estimates that approximately 3,997 acres of hemp crops were planted during 2015 in the U.S. This hemp cultivation is legal in 29 states, which have lifted restrictions on hemp research and pilot programs and may license farmers to grow hemp in accordance with Sec. 7606 of the Farm Bill, the Legitimacy of Industrial Hemp Research amendment.

More information about the conference is available on the HIA website: http://thehia.org/event-2188071


The Hemp Industries Association (HIA) has served as the hemp industry trade association since 1994. The HIA has lead efforts to expand and protect the sale and marketing of hemp products including the important victory in HIA v. DEA which protected the hemp foods industry from extinction due to DEA over regulation. The HIA is the source for accurate hemp news and information and is often cited by the media as a key source on the fast growing hemp market. For more information, go to: www.thehia.org.

To request an interview with an HIA spokesperson, receive media materials such as photos or video, please contact Hemp Industries Association Media Relations Director, Lauren Stansbury, at (402) 540-1208 or Lauren@wearemovementmedia.com

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