Explore the types of benefits HIA provides its members below:

Advocacy

For more than 25 years, the HIA has been driving change by educating lawmakers and their constituents, advocating for policy reform, and—when necessary—taking the fight to the courts, and winning.  
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National Policy Insiders Call - An exclusive, monthly discussion and Q&A hosted by HIA's Executive Director and featuring guests with expertise on federal policy developments and their potential ramifications for the U.S. hemp industry.
Hemp Action Alerts - Be an informed hemp advocate and be prepared to take collective action when we need to make our voices heard in Washington by signing on to the Hemp Action Alerts email list.
Whole Plant Advocacy - The HIA works to make sure regulators and legislators understand the unique value of the entire hemp economy —including food, fiber, grain, CBD, building materials, biofuels, and emerging applications— and that they make informed decisions that support the long term establishment of industrial hemp as an agricultural commodity.
Public Education - Hemp History Week, HIA's respected, member-powered annual education and marketing initiative, dispels myths and misconceptions about hemp, promotes its incredible value through local events and educational content, and informs the public about the rich history of hemp in the United States.
Standing for Justice - Through the Hemp Industries Foundation, HIA continues its tradition of leadership in fighting for the rights and just treatment of hemp in Federal Court.


Networking

For more than 25 years, the HIA has been driving change by educating lawmakers and their constituents, advocating for policy reform, and—when necessary—taking the fight to the courts, and winning.  
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HIACON - The U.S. hemp industry's must-attend annual event, HIACON is the place to find thought leaders and stakeholders and build those connections that drive your business. Members receive significant discounts on registration, savings on exhibit booth rentals, and exclusive access to networking gatherings.
Members LinkedIn Group - Dialogue with hemp industry leaders, stay abreast of new opportunities and developments, and join in the discussions of your peers and colleagues by accessing HIA's exclusive, members-only online community, hosted by the premier social network built for professionals.
Members Directory - A valuable resource for HIA members to connect, communicate about their companies/products, and offer valuable discounts to other members.
Leadership Opportunities - Only HIA members can stand for election to the prestigious HIA Board of Directors, or serve on one of our industry subcommittees


Education

The HIA provides its members with an expanding universe of valuable educational resources, including informative and content-rich webinars, farming resources, best practices, and more.
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Hemp History Week - Hemp History Week, HIA's respected, member-powered annual education and marketing initiative, provides our members with a library of high quality graphic and enducational content designed to educate consumers about America's rich history of hemp cultivation, the remarkable properties of the hemp plant, and the whole range of hemp products and applications.
Member Webinars - HIA members can host, attend, or download HIA Member Webinars: Valuable educational content with titles like "Finding the Best White Label CBD Partner for You", "Hemp Drying Basics & Best Practices", and "How & Why Potency Testing Affects Profitability", just to name a few!
Farming Resources - As a trade association focused on the whole industry, we know that producers are the foundation of the whole hemp economy. That's why we provide online resources, links to important regulatory and government publications, and reports and analysis designed to help U.S. hemp farms to grow and prosper.
Standards and Best Practices - HIA is working to build a thriving hemp economy by increasing opportunity, establishing standards, and defining and disseminating best practices for a whole range of needs of the industry.

Access

Let us be your megaphone! Whether you want to talk to HIA members, be blasted to our proprietary hemp industry email list, or be heard across HIA's popular social media communities, HIA members have multiple avenues to amplify their message.
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Your B2B Megaphone - If you've got a message for the U.S. hemp industry, the HIA is the place to make it heard. As a member, you can can communicate with other members through our weekly newsletter, be blasted out to our proprietary hemp industry email list, or make a splash across HIA's popular social media networks.
One Hemp Industry - HIA is the nexus for the hemp industry, and members can gain access to numerous state/regional affiliates and strategic partners through shared and discounted membership, reduced event registrations, and more.
B2C Referral Program - Consumers are always contacting the HIA looking for hemp companies and services. Members can be included in our Hemp Industry Referral program on a complimentary basis, and build their customer base with no additional work or marketing expenses.

Please note that some benefits are only included with certain tiers of membership. For detailed information on specific tiers and their included benefits, click here.


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