Due to a dispute over certain content posted to the kyhia.org website, which is the intellectual property of the Hemp Industries Association, the kyhia.org domain has been redirected to the main HIA website. All organizations that were formerly chapters of the HIA are being provided with an agreement to license the continued use of HIA's logos and intellectual property during the transition period between the end of the previous chapter program and the implementation of a new affiliate structure so that they can continue to conduct business. The terms require that chapters avoid conduct that could damage HIA, and KYHIA has repeatedly refused to remove content from its website that is in violation of that requirement.
While this situation is being resolved, we want to assure you that your membership in HIA remains unchanged. We continue to work with many former chapter leaders and other volunteer stakeholders to develop recommendations for a new affiliation structure that will serve our members needs at the state and regional level, and remain committed to a collaborative and productive process that will benefit the entire hemp economy by building a stronger and more effective HIA 2.0.
Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions.
The Hemp Industries Association