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U.S. Hemp Authority Established to Help Growers Self-Regulate

The hemp industry in the United States is back after 80 years of prohibition, and it’s growing with increasing momentum. With thousands of hemp-extract products on the market, how is the buyer to know who to trust? Now, it’s more important than ever for American consumers to be able to buy a variety of hemp products with full confidence in their quality and safety.

That’s why the U.S. Hemp Roundtable, in conjunction with the Hemp Industries Association and the American Herbal Products Association, has launched the U.S. Hemp Authority™.

“The hemp industry has a unique duty to consumers: not only to demonstrate to the public that its products are safe, but also to assure law enforcement that its products are legal,” a representative from the U.S. Hemp Roundtable says.

The U.S. Hemp Authority is a program designed to guide hemp growers and processors to meet rigorous quality standards through best practices. In turn, this assures hemp consumers that the hemp products they purchase are safe and trustworthy.

Establishing and reinforcing good faith in the hemp industry

The U.S. Hemp Roundtable worked with quality assessors, world-class testing labs, and leading firms in the industry to develop specific guidelines for hemp producers. The result of this industry collaboration is the U.S. Hemp Authority Certification Program, which provides education, training, and guidance to hemp farmers and producers.

Specifically, the certification program teaches hemp producers to adhere to Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and FDA Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP). Certification ensures that hemp farms achieve the highest quality standards and avoid violations.

Beyond training in best practices, hemp producers must pass a third-party audit in order to become fully certified.

Qualified U.S. Hemp Authority Certified hemp producers will be able to self-identify using the Authority’s Certified Seal. This seal will establish good faith between consumer and producer that their hemp products are high-quality, safe, and completely legal.

Elixinol is U.S. Hemp Authority Certified

Elixinol has always provided our customers with the purest, highest-quality hemp extract products available. Through our seed-to-sale process, non-toxic extraction and rigorous third-party laboratory testing, combined with world-class quality standards, we’ve set the bar high. In fact, we meet or exceed standards in 40 countries, including the U.S.

Now, we’re pleased to announce that Elixinol is U.S. Hemp Authority Certified. Elixinol completed the U.S. Hemp Authority’s comprehensive training program and passed a third-party audit of our process and products’ rigorous quality standards.

We are excited to provide you with an additional layer of assurance that all Elixinol products are safe, pure, and produced with an uncompromising attention to quality.

All certified hemp producers, including Elixinol, will be able to begin using the Certified Seal in January 2019.

If you’re a hemp grower or producer, you can apply for certification training here.

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