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Executive Director

Phone: (707) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address:  Occidental , California , United States
Hemp Industries Association
870 Market St Suite 1146
San Francisco , California 94102
United States

Company Description: The Hemp Industries Association (HIA) represents the interests of the hemp industry and encourages the research and development of new products made from industrial...   more

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HIA: Resources: News & Events: News: 7th Annual Convention Report, 23 April 2014 [cached]
Continuing Directors Larry Duprey, Vice President, Mari Kane, Steve Levine, Carolyn Moran, and Candi Penn, Secretary, were also in attendance.
Any members with questions should contact Candi or Eric directly.
If you've forgotten the password, call Candi at the head office.
This year's HIA Achievement Awards were handed to two members whose contribution to the HIA and to the hemp industry has been monumental: Don Wirtshafter of Ohio Hempery and Candi Penn, HIA Secretary.
Congratulations to Convention Coordinator Larry Duprey (Chanvre en Ville) and his assistants, James Enkin (Spirit Stream), Kathleen O'Hara (Hip on Hemp), Tariq Malik (Spirit Stream), Ruth Shamai (The Natural Order/Ruth's Hemp Foods) and Candi Penn (Registrar) for putting on a great event.
Respectfully submitted by Mari Kane, Candi Penn, Larry Duprey, Steve Levine and Eric Lineback.
HIA: Resources: News & Events: News: 9th Annual Convention Report, 23 April 2014 [cached]
Respectfully recorded and submitted by Candi Penn, HIA Executive Director, on 10/15/2002. - Speaker claims hemp can help, 21 April 2004 [cached]
Candi Penn, the executive director of the Hemp Industries Association and director of VoteHemp, Inc., spoke to the FSU community on behalf of hemp legalization last week.
Candi Penn lectured on the environmental benefits of hemp
Hemp advocate Candi Penn extolled the virtues of hemp use to help protect the environment last week in Florida State University's State Ballroom.
Penn, the executive director of the Hemp Industries Association and the director of VoteHemp, Inc., discussed the multitude of uses for hemp and hemp seeds and the ways in which she claims using hemp can help to protect the planet's dwindling natural resources.
"Basically anything you can make out of a petrochemical you can make out of hemp," Penn said.
Currently, it is illegal to grow hemp in the United States, although importation is legal.Its growth was encouraged by the government as recently as World War II, but was cut off after the end of the war.
Penn said she feels the current ban is due to the misconception that hemp is the same as marijuana and law enforcement's unwillingness to distinguish between the two.
"The Chinese are the leaders right now as far as hemp textiles go," Penn said."They blend hemp with cottons, silks and even Lycra to make all types of garments."
A self-proclaimed "nature lover," Penn explained that the average growth cycle of a hemp plant is 90 days, versus the 50 to 100 years it takes for trees to mature.For this reason, hemp is a more readily renewable source for the manufacturing of things like paper or building materials.The use of hemp for building materials is just starting to be explored in the United States, but it is not yet widely accessible due to the hemp ban.
"If hemp is going to be used for building materials, it has to be grown locally and processed locally to make it cost-effective," Penn said.
Penn said her mission is to educate the public about the many uses of hemp and how to incorporate hemp use into daily life.
"The best thing you can do for the hemp industry is buy hemp products, like T-shirts, snack bars or paper," Penn said."Hemp products are becoming more available and more affordable every day.People just have to seek them out or ask for them."
Representatives of FSU NORML, the sponsor of the event, said that they hope the lecture served to educate students about the issue.
"I was glad that Candi provided some new information about what kinds of hemp products are available, because buying hemp is one of the biggest ways to support the hemp movement right now," said Heather Anesta, FSU sophomore and assistant director of FSU NORML.
Hemp - About the HIA, 9 Sept 2003 [cached]
Candi Penn, Executive & 707 874 3648 - HIA Office /VoteHemp Secretary
The Hemp Report, 1 Aug 2004 [cached]
"We are grateful the Air Force clarified their policy on hemp personal care products, which include soap, shampoo, lip balm, lotions and sun block, among others" says Candi Penn, Executive Director of HIA.
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