The mission of the Hemp Industries Association (HIA) is to represent the interests of the hemp industry and to encourage the research and development of new hemp products. 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. 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.