The goal of the Connecticut Hemp Industry Association is to help restore dormant family farms in Connecticut and revive rural economies by helping to create a sustainable new industry in our home state.

About Hemp

Hemp, the non-psychoactive variety of the cannabis sativa plant, is already being integrated into several mature markets such as food, textiles, construction, personal care and nutraceuticals. This relatively quiet cannabis relative is emerging as a potential commodity ripe to not only impact, but possibly revolutionize, tech-driven markets and economies around the world.


The Hemp Market

Hemp farming was legalized nationally in 2018, and the Connecticut legislature made it legal to cultivate hemp in the state. The lure of hemp growing stems from the incredibly high return per acre that hemp offers, the opportunity to help the state’s agricultural industry, and the booming popularity of CBD (cannabidiol), extracted from hemp, which a recent report from New Frontier Data is projecting to be a $1.9B industry by 2022.

The Connecticut Department of Agriculture has full details on the process here,

The CT DCP has some very important info for “Manufacturing of Hemp Consumables”

Benefits of Membership

All Connecticut Hemp Industry Association members enjoy the support of an active, effective trade association working on behalf of all sectors of the burgeoning Connecticut hemp industry.
Over $150 million dollars worth of hemp is currently imported into the US; we are actively working to supplant this with domestically produced use of all parts of the hemp plant.

To support the growth of industrial hemp in Connecticut, our members receive our periodic newsletter, legislative support in Hartford, timely action alerts on legislative issues, and discounted admission to Association events.

Our members includes farmers, entrepreneurs, researchers, and businesses of all sizes who are actively interested in profiting from the emerging local Connecticut hemp industry.

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The Connecticut Hemp Industry Association

Become a member by completing this form and we will send you additional information by return email!


Yup, we were at FarmAid this year! We have a lot of irons in the fire at the Connecticut Hemp Industry Association, and we’d love to tell you more about what we’re up to. Whether you just want to know about the hemp legalization process in Connecticut, become a part of a cash crop with a real future, or you have a press or other inquiry, feel free to reach out to us here.

The Connecticut Hemp Industry Association is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit corporation.