The Hemp Industries Association is a non-profit trade group representing hemp companies, researchers and supporters in the United States and Canada. The group petitions for fair and equal treatment of industrial hemp.

COHIA’s Mission:

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


  • Give a voice to Hemp in Colorado from the farmer, to producer and into retail.
  • Become a grass roots, trade association for Industrial Hemp, which represents the will of its membership.
  • The national organizations are great advocates, but we need someone to focus on the needs of the Colorado Hemp industry.
  • Educate the public about the exceptional attributes of hemp products.
  • Facilitate the exchange of information and technology between hemp agronomists, researchers, processors, manufacturers, distributors and retailers.
  • Maintain and defend the integrity of hemp products.
  • Advocate and support socially responsible and environmentally sound business practices.