HIA Mission and Goals
The mission of the Hemp Industries Association (HIA), a 501(c)(6) membership-based non-profit trade group, is to advance the hemp economy and educate the market for the benefit of our members, the public, and the planet.
The HIA and HIA Members:
- Educate the public about the exceptional attributes of hemp products.
- Facilitate the exchange of information and technology between hemp agriculturists, processors, manufacturers, distributors and retailers.
- Maintain and defend the integrity of hemp products.
- Advocate and support socially responsible and environmentally sound business practices.
A Trade Association with a Conscience
Members of the HIA support ethical business practices, including accuracy in labeling, use of environmentally friendly technologies, sustainable and organic agriculture, high quality products and concern for human rights. It is the intention of the HIA to take all necessary steps to assure consumer confidence in hemp products. An HIA Member company agrees to the Association's standards. Display of the HIA Membership insignia in business promotion and advertising is a mark of prestige.
Strength in Numbers
The HIA wants to make your experience in the hemp industry as profitable and problem-free as possible. Each new business that joins also increases the HIA's ability to work on behalf of the industry as a whole and to act on behalf of its individual members. Because of the support from our membership, we have been able to fund other value-added services like Hemp History Week.
Experience You Can Trust
You're in good company with the HIA, which was founded in 1994. As a voting member, you can be confident that your voice will be heard. HIA members actively engage in the importation, manufacture, research and promotion of industrial hemp and hemp products. They have practical experience handling the day-to-day details of running a business and understand your concerns and needs.