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The Hemp Association of Louisiana (LaHemp) is dedicated to promoting the growth and success of the hemp industry in Louisiana the state.


Our mission is to advocate for sensible legislation, support industry stakeholders, and educate the public about the numerous benefits and applications of hemp.


By fostering a supportive environment and raising awareness, we aim to create a thriving hemp industry that positively impacts Louisiana's economy, environment, and the well-being of its residents.

Board of Directors

LaHemp's Board of Directors of up to 11 experienced professionals and industry leaders who are passionate about the growth and development of the hemp industry in Louisiana.


This diverse group is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the organization, ensuring that our efforts align with our mission and the needs of our members.


Members of the Policy Board are also members of the Board of Directors.  The Board Member's expertise and dedication to the industry are instrumental in driving the success of LaHemp and its initiatives.

Policy Board

Our Policy Board is responsible for developing and shaping the organization's policy positions and recommendations. Comprising knowledgeable experts from various sectors within the hemp industry, the Policy Board works diligently to analyze current and proposed legislation and regulations, identifying areas that require attention or improvement.


By providing well-informed, evidence-based policy guidance, the Policy Board helps LaHemp effectively advocate for the interests of the hemp industry and its stakeholders.

Standing Committees

LaHemp's Standing Committees focus on specific areas within the hemp industry, such as cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, retail, health, and consumer education.


The dedicated members of the Standing Committees work collaboratively to address challenges and opportunities within their respective areas. They also develop resources, organize events, and provide support to industry stakeholders, ensuring the continued growth and success of the hemp sector in Louisiana.

Lobbying Efforts

One of the core activities of the Hemp Association of Louisiana is our lobbying efforts, aimed at influencing legislation and regulations that impact the hemp industry and consumers.


We actively engage with lawmakers, regulators, and key decision-makers at the state and federal levels to advocate for policies that support a thriving hemp sector.


By maintaining an open dialogue with government officials and collaborating with other industries and organizations, LaHemp works to create a supportive environment that allows the hemp industry to prosper in Louisiana.

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