In 1994, a group of hemp business and activist leaders came together with the shared goals of setting standards for hemp products and legalizing hemp in the U.S. To focus their efforts, they formed the HIA, a volunteer-led, mission-driven, and democratically-governed trade association.
Connecting farming and industry experts to share knowledge ↔ Educating consumers on hemp’s history and potential
Defending hemp against DEA overreach ↔ Supporting science-based regulations ↔ Promoting hemp row-crop adoption
Representing the hemp fiber, grain, and cannabinoids industries ↔ Cultivating relationships through networking and leadership opportunities
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