Associations

About us

The American Trade Association for Cannabis & Hemp (“ATACH”) is a 501(c)(6) trade organization registered in Washington, DC, founded to promote the expansion, protection, and preservation of businesses engaged in the legal trade of industrial, medical, and recreational cannabis and hemp based products.

The American Trade Association for Cannabis & Hemp is a place for marijuana and hemp industry leaders and well­ known, well­ capitalized businesses who are entering the industry, to promote marketplace expansion, develop regulation, and adopt industry standards.

ATACH is ushering in the next phase of marketplace expansion by providing a bridge from the cannabis industry to mainstream, name brand, businesses who will be partners in advancing the industry and ending prohibition. The organization is playing a leading role in professionalizing industry representation and facilitating the next generation of the marketplace

About us

The International Association for Cannabinoid Medicines (IACM) was founded in March 2000. The aim of the association is to advance knowledge on cannabis, cannabinoids, the endocannabinoid system, and related topics especially with regard to their therapeutic potential. The mission is achieved in particular through the following actions:

Support for research into cannabis products and the endocannabinoid system;

Promotion of exchange of information between researchers, health care practitioners, patients and the public;

Preparation and dissemination of reliable information on the pharmacology, toxicology and therapeutic potential of cannabis and modulators of the endocannabinoid system;

Monitoring and documentation of national and international developments with respect to cannabinoid therapeutics;

Co-operation with other organisations and associations sharing the mission and goals of the IACM

The IACM declares that it is the right of doctors to be able to discuss the medicinal use of cannabis with their patients.

Our COHIA Mission

COHIA is a member driven organization propelling the hemp industry in Colorado through reliable information, public policy work, and agriculture and market development.

Hemp Industries Association Mission

The mission of the HIA, a 501(c)(6) membership-based non-profit trade group, is to represent the interests of the hemp industry and to encourage the research and development of new products made from industrial hemp, low-THC oilseed and fiber varieties of Cannabis.

About usThe European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) is the only pan-European membership organization in the industrial hemp sector.
We equally represent the interest of hemp producing and processing companies.
EIHA was originally formed almost 19 years ago and officially founded in 2005, with offices in both Brussels and Cologne.
Our membership encompasses 25 EU states and 12 additional countries including members in North America and APAC comprising a total membership of 200+, primarily farmers, processors and manufacturers; representing the entire chain from seed to shelf.
Our primary objective is to monitor EU hemp related policies and to provide the EU decision makers with accurate and reliable information across different spheres of competencies. EIHA is currently monitoring the following policies: CAP reform, Hemp extracts/Novel Food regulation, THC limits in feed and food, Life Cycle Assessment of hemp materials, CO2 impacts, environmental concerns and cosmetics.

Our Mission:

To support the growth and development of all aspects of the industrial hemp industry.
We accomplish this by:

• Educating and informing the public about the health, environmental, and economic benefits of reviving an industry that has been prohibited for over seventy years;
• Building a community of individuals, businesses and organizations to facilitate the growth of the industry;
• Working collaboratively with industry, government officials, and the scientific community to create and implement industrial hemp standards, certifications and regulations.

large_hemp_fieldWe firmly believe that American industry is trending towards bio-sustainability and hemp plays a critical role in the establishment of a new economic paradigm. The National Hemp Association is dedicated to shifting the perception of hemp as being an alternative crop to a mainstream commodity.

We are a non-profit corporation created to encourage trade and discourse among hemp professionals. We are dedicated to the development of the domestic industrial hemp industry. This goal will be attained by coordinating legislation, agricultural organizations, farmers, processors, manufacturers, and retailers. The promotion of the industrial hemp industry is congruent with the desire to improve the environment through production and utilization of hemp farming and products. We see a direct relationship between the products we use and stewardship of the land.

We have developed close relationships with government agencies to establish regulations that benefit the hemp industry across the nation. We provide a wealth of expertise in fields ranging from mining and agriculture to hemp materials processing and the latest developments pertaining to laws and regulations.

The Challenge and the Opportunity

Currently, the infrastructure to process raw hemp is almost non-existent throughout the United States. Currently we import hemp fiber, hurd, and hemp seeds for use in various industries ranging from health food to cosmetics and construction materials. The United States represents ninety percent of the worldwide market for hemp products which is roughly $620 million retail in the U.S. annually and has a track record of 10% growth per annum.

Screen Shot 2015-09-19 at 2.50.28 PMFacilitating the production and processing of hemp within the United States will create thousands of jobs and encourage investment in Colorado. Building the infrastructure to process and sustain this new industry will require considerable investment. Educating the public about hemp, its history and uses is very important as we lay the foundations of building and investing in a sustainable industry.

The Association represents:

  • Hemp farmers, processors, manufacturers, start-up businesses, entrepreneurial endeavors, and retailers
  • National and international industries which recognize the benefits of hemp as a versatile and ecologically-friendly material

We strive to build a viable industrial hemp economy by providing education about the benefits of hemp and providing expert consultation to producers and processors entering the hemp industry.

Advocating for the Responsible Cannabis Industry

Founded in 2010, NCIA is the oldest, largest, and most effective trade association representing legal cannabis businesses. Our membership is comprised of hundreds of forward-thinking businesses and tens-of-thousands of cannabis professionals from coast to coast. NCIA is leading the charge to protect the legal cannabis industry, defend our state laws, and advance federal policy reforms. Successful businesses are joining NCIA every day to become stronger, smarter, and more prosperous by working together to defend and expand the responsible cannabis industry.

HIA Mission and Goals

The mission of the Hemp Industries Association (HIA), a 501(c)(6) membership-based non-profit trade association, 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.
 
ABOUT US

Texas Cannabis Industry Association® promotes and works to ensure the favorable social, economic and legal environment necessary for a legitimate and responsible cannabis industry in Texas. We serve as the voice of the industry, devoted to providing resources and support to legal cannabis businesses in the state.

We are founded on three pillars:

Mentorship. Advocacy. Education.

TCIA is non-partisan. We do not advocate one party over another. TCIA aggressively supports viable individual candidates who possess the content of character to openly engage for cannabis law reform, toward a more just and compassionate Texas Republic.

 

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