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Here you can read about the following:

Top News Items

Federal Challenges and Solutions

TestPledge Program and Web Site

HIA Convention Reports

Additional News Coverage


Top News Items

Please see these recent additions to the HIA Web site for more hemp news and events:

Media Center & PR

News Coverage

Press Releases




Federal Challenges & Solutions

Vote Hemp

Vote Hemp is a non-profit organization dedicated to the acceptance of and a free market for industrial hemp and to changes in current law to allow U.S. farmers to once again grow low-THC industrial hemp. Visit their Web site to find out more about:

  • Legislative Support (State and Federal)
  • Legal Action Status
  • DEA Regulations Activity
  • Getting Active


TestPledge Program and Web Site


Vote Hemp, the Hemp Industries Association (HIA) and various leading manufacturers of shelled hemp seed and oil products in North America have initiated the TestPledge program. Click here to visit the Web site and learn more.

TestPledge alleviates concerns by consumers that eating shelled hemp seed or hemp oil products could cause confirmed positive drug tests for marijuana (THC). TestPledge also dispels concerns regarding hemp oil body care products topically applied on the skin.

To read the full press release, click here.



HIA Convention Reports

HIA 12th Annual Convention Report (PDF file 152k)
November 3 - 4, 2005
San Francisco, CA

HIA 11th Annual Convention Report
November 3 - 5, 2004
San Francisco, CA

HIA 10th Annual Convention Report (PDF file 8k)
August 20 - 23, 2003
Pine Ridge, SD

HIA 9th Annual Convention Report
September 30 - October 2, 2002
Washington, DC

HIA 8th Annual Convention Report
October, 2001
Maui, HI

HIA 7th Annual Convention Report
September, 2000
Ontario, Canada

HIA 6th Annual Convention Report
September, 1999
Ontario, Canada



Additional News Coverage

Join the HIA "Hemp Friends" Email News List for regular updates on HIA and hemp industry news and happenings via email. You will receive approximately one email per week.

For comprehensive news coverage concerning hemp in general, we recommend you also visit these other sites:

Vote Hemp — Vote Hemp News Overview

The Hemp Report — The Hemp Report Online Trade Journal

The Hemp News Update — An email newsletter from the HIA and Vote Hemp.

Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance (CHTA) — Canadian National Hemp Trade Group

Ontario Hemp Alliance (OHA) — Canadian Regional Hemp Trade Group

European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) — European Hemp Trade Group