Our Mission

The Iowa Hemp Association is dedicated to the re-introduction and re-emergence of hemp as an agricultural crop in Iowa.


Iowa Hemp Association

The Iowa Hemp Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit, Iowa-based, advocacy and public benefit organization dedicated to the re-introduction and re-emergence of hemp as an agricultural crop in Iowa by educating farmers, farming organizations, landowners, students, and state legislators on the history, present, and future of hemp.

The IHA was founded in 2015 by a group of cannabis and hemp activists from across Iowa. Across the country, states are passing legislation allowing farmers access to this once-staple American agricultural crop. As of the end of the 2015 Iowa Legislative Session, our lawmakers continue to deny Iowa farmers the legal climate necessary to take advantage of the rapidly growing hemp industry.

The IHA is engaged in various political and educational initiatives to educate Iowa farmers and the general public about the growing, $620 million US hemp products industry. As Iowa lawmakers drag their feet, farmers in Kentucky, Colorado, Tennessee and other states are beginning to reap first-mover profits generated by this multi-revenue crop. The IHA believes that this opportunity should be available to Iowa farmers under a regulated industrial cannabis program under the auspices of the Department of Agriculture.

The IHA is also committed to the expansion of existing Iowa laws concerning the medicinal use of cannabis. Our goal is to educate the general public on the role of cannabis in health, and we have partnered with the National Cannabis Nurses Association to help spread this message. Please contact us for more details!

We are engaged in our “Fields of Opportunity” strategic educational initiative, detailed below, which is a unique way for to support hemp activism in our national farming heartland.

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The Iowa legislative process is long, bureaucratic and riddled with obstacles requiring constant presence at the Capitol while legislators are in session, lobbying activities throughout the year and planning educational events for Iowa farmers and citizens. The IHA is committed to presenting a professional and responsive outlook to lawmakers in making the case for industrial and medicinal cannabis cultivation in Iowa. To do so, we need your help! By becoming a member, you will be directly contributing to the daily efforts of IHA members to re-introduce industrial cannabis as an agricultural crop in Iowa.
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