Friends of HEMP is a 501(c)(3) created to raise and distribute charitable funding in pursuant of advancing the industrial hemp industry.

Before passage of the 2014 Farm Bill, United States federal law prohibited industrial hemp production; but the inclusion of Sec 7606 opened industrial hemp production for research and pilot scale projects in states with abiding regulation. With Sec 7606, the industry is free to advance research, standards, education and business development, but funding is limited. Friends of HEMP strives to provide financial support, funding educational initiatives, industry standards, producer grants and novel research projects.

Mission & Vision

Our mission is to grow the industrial hemp industry through education and opportunity.

Our vision is a fully-developed United States-based industrial hemp industry supported by scientific research and market development.


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PO BOX 811, Winchester, KY 40392


(502) 783-6877








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