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2014

Hemp Industries Association Publishes Statement in Reponse to Misbranding of Cannabidiol Products as 'Hemp Oil'
July 10, 2014
Hemp Industries Association to hold a Symposium on Industrial Hemp Farming in Colorado on April 3, 2014
March 26, 2014
2013 Annual Retail Sales for Hemp Products Exceeds $581 Million
February 28, 2014
Tennessee Hemp Organization Becomes First Hemp Industries Association State Chapter Affiliate
January 16, 2014

2013

Hemp Industries Association Presents 20th Annual Conference and Hemp Lobby Day in Washington, DC
November 7, 2013
Hemp Industries Association Presents Screening of Film "Bringing It Home" at Busboy's and Poets on Nov. 18
November 1, 2013
Governor Brown Signs California Industrial Hemp Farming Act Legalizing Hemp Farming Under State Law
September 28, 2013
Amidst Growing Momentum for Policy Change, Industrial Hemp Advocates Prepare for Fourth Annual "Hemp History Week"
February 26, 2013
As Momentum Builds for Policy Change, U.S. Market for Products Made from Industrial Hemp Continues to Thrive
February 25, 2013
 
Oregon State University Offers World's First Course on Industrial Hemp
February 21, 2013
 
Hemp Industry Experts Address Opportunities for Farming and Processing of Industrial Hemp in Colorado and Washington
February 7, 2013
 

2012

U.S. Market for Hemp Food, Body Care and Other Products Continues to Thrive with 2011 Annual Retail Sales Estimated at $452 Million
September 19, 2012
 
Third Annual 'Hemp History Week' Campaign is Biggest Yet
June 18, 2012
 
Third Annual 'Hemp History Week' Kicks Off to Promote Hemp for a Healthy Future June 4-10
June 4, 2012
 
Leading Natural Product Brands, Retailers, Celebrities and Grassroots Activists Team Up to Produce Third Annual 'Hemp History Week'
March 6, 2012
 

2011

Leading Hemp Advocacy Groups Outraged by Governor Brown's Veto of California Industrial Hemp Farming Act
October 10, 2011
 
Hemp Farming in California Even Closer to Reality as SB 676 Moves Through California Legislature
July 7, 2011
 
Steady Growth in Hemp Food and Body Care Sales and Increased Acreage in Canada Shows Strength and Viability of U.S. Hemp Industry
June 28, 2011
 
Leading Hemp Advocacy Groups Applaud Introduction of California Hemp Farming Bill SB 676
February 28, 2011
 
American Health Food Exporter Speaks Out About Month Long Ordeal in Egyptian Jail for Importing Nutritious Hemp Food
February 3, 2011

2010

 
Hemp Industries Association to Meet in San Francisco November 8th for Annual Convention
November 3, 2010
 
First Annual 'Hemp History Week' a Success with Nearly 200 Events in 32 States Nationwide
June 1, 2010
 
Week Long Campaign to Celebrate History of Hemp Farming in America Begins
May 17, 2010
 
Strong Growth in Hemp Food and Body Care Sales Contrast DEA's Hostility to Farmers Who Want to Grow the Crop
May 13, 2010
 

2009

 
Farmers, Hemp Industry Leaders Arrested for Planting Industrial Hemp at DEA Headquarters in Act of Civil Disobedience to Protest 'Reefer Madness'
October 13, 2009
 
Living Harvest and Nutiva Named to Inc. 500/5000 List
August 17, 2009
 
Growing Hemp Food and Body Care Sales is Good News for Canadian Hemp Seed and Oil Producers
April 29, 2009
 
United Nations Says 2009 is the International Year of Natural Fibers
January 12, 2009

2008

 
Hemp Advocates to Andrew Lahde: "Can You Spare a Million to Make Your Vision Reality?"
October 19, 2008
 
Hemp Industries Association Gathers in Boston October 19-20 for Annual Meeting
October 1, 2008
 
Hemp Foods Do Not Interfere with Drug Testing
August 25, 2008
 
Greek Health Crusader Is Arrested For Ordering Hemp Protein
July 24, 2008
 
Hemp Milk Products Boosted Growth of Hemp Food Market in 2007
March 14, 2008
 
Hemp Fabric Goes High Fashion
February 11, 2008

2007

 
Strong Growth of Hemp Food and Body Care Sales Continues in 2007
September 25, 2007
 
North Dakota Farmers File Motion for Summary Judgment in Hemp Farming Case
September 20, 2007
 
Governor Can Help California Economy and Environment by Signing New Industrial Hemp Farming Bill
September 18, 2007
 
California Legislature Passes Industrial Hemp Bill for Second Time in Two Years
September 12, 2007
 
Hemp Food Markets Continue Growth in United States
September 10, 2007

2004

 
Air Force Says Hemp Skin Care Products Not Prohibited
August 19, 2004