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.

Featured Projects

  • Local Hemp Foods Cook-Off at CRAVE LEXINGTON

    Local Hemp Foods Cook-Off at CRAVE LEXINGTON

    Join us Saturday, August 12th from 1-5 at the Bluegrass Fairgrounds at Masterson Station Park for our second annual Local Hemp Foods Cook-Off. This year, instead of hosting a stand-alone event, we have partnered with [...]

  • Crowdfunding Campaign Launch Party

    Crowdfunding Campaign Launch Party

    We are launching a Crowdfunding Campaign Launch Party! Register Here Where: Rock House Brewing 119 Luigart Ct Lexington, KY 40502 When: April 21st, 5:30 to 7:30 Free Hemp Pasta from Lexington Pasta Garage Uncle Jon's [...]

  • Now Hiring!

    Now Hiring!

    We are NOW HIRING! We are hiring a part-time administrator to organize and lead various projects and programs. Job Description: Planning and implementing fundraisers, organizing monthly speaker seminars and bi-annual workshops, organizing and implementing KHRF [...]

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