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Hemp supports America.

From drafts of our founding documents to the sustainable paneling of 21st century cars, hemp’s versatility and strength have made it the fabric of the American imagination. Today, hemp is used in clothing, biofuels, plastics, personal care, feed and food. Hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) has surged in popularity. Economic experts predict a multi-billion-dollar U.S. hemp industry by 2020.

Hemp supports farmers. A durable crop that grows in a variety of climates and soil types, hemp opens up bright new economic opportunities for American agriculture.

During most of the last century, we had to import all of our hemp. It was illegal to grow in the U.S. because it was mistakenly classified as a controlled substance. But hemp is not marijuana. Hemp cannot get you high.

That all changed a few years ago when the U.S. Congress and more than 40 state legislatures permitted hemp cultivation as part of a research pilot program. The experiment has been an unqualified success. Thousands of jobs have been created across the country, and American farmers realize that this is a meaningful new economic opportunity.

Thanks to Hemp Supporters like you, this successful experiment is now becoming a permanent reality. Together, citizens from across government, the agricultural industry, U.S. manufacturers, the small business community, and beyond, secured the passage of legislation that established hemp as an agricultural commodity, removing it completely and permanently from the purview of the Controlled Substances Act.

But there’s more work to do.  We are now taking our battle to states that have not yet joined the cause, and to federal and local agencies that may try to over-regulate.

Join our movement to permanently legalize hemp. Sign up as a Hemp Supporter. Because Hemp Supports America.

Lotta Hemp Progress on the Prairie
By U.S. Hemp Roundtable | April 17, 2019

Despite the deep and rich agricultural tradition, the Prairie States have seen some of the greatest resistance to hemp legalization.  (Don’t remind us about South Dakota Governor Noem. Ugh.)   But we’ve seen some pronounced prairie progress in the last few weeks – and in a few cases, we need YOUR help to get hemp…

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Help Us Improve Industry Standards!
By U.S. Hemp Roundtable | April 10, 2019

Today, we’re proud to share an update on our sister organization, the U.S. Hemp Authority, from its President, Marielle Weintraub. We need your help again.  It’s time for Guidance Plan 2.0. We are asking all Hemp Supporters – farmers, processors, manufacturers, product sellers, retailers and consumers – to weigh in on how we can make our Guidance Plan even stronger…

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Roundtable Testifies at First USDA In-Person Hemp Listening Session
By U.S. Hemp Roundtable | April 8, 2019

As you may recall from here, the USDA is actively soliciting public input as it develops regulations pursuant to the 2018 Farm Bill.   Today, for the first time, the USDA took their listening tour on the road, and held a session in Louisville, KY, featuring Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Greg Ibach…

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More CBD Guidance – and a Public Hearing Date – from the FDA
By U.S. Hemp Roundtable | April 2, 2019

As we have been sharing in this space (read here and here and here), the FDA has been slowly charting a path toward the full legal recognition of hemp-derived CBD as a food additive and dietary supplement.   Today, marks another landmark.  After teasing such an announcement for weeks, the FDA published in the Federal…

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Hemp is not Marijuana

While they come from the same plant species, hemp has no – or just trace amounts – of THC, the intoxicating chemical in marijuana. Hemp simply cannot get you high.

Hemp Has a Deep Enduring American History

It was a leading cash crop grown by many of our nation's founders, and was critical to U.S. efforts in both world wars. While farming hemp was made illegal in the 20th century, imported hemp products have been sold in every state for decades, an almost billion-dollar import industry. We believe those jobs and economic opportunity belong in the U.S.

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Hemp Has a Deep Enduring American History

It was a leading cash crop grown by many of our nation's founders, and was critical to U.S. efforts in both world wars. While farming hemp was made illegal in the 20th century, imported hemp products have been sold in every state for decades, an almost billion-dollar import industry. We believe those jobs and economic opportunity belong in the U.S.

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Farmers Are Pleading: Permanently Legalize Hemp

While pilot programs helped propel the domestic hemp industry, only full legalization of the crop will allow development of mature markets to provide true economic opportunities for U.S. farmers. That's why leading farm groups like the US Hemp Farming Alliance, the American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Farmers Union supported the 2018 Farm Bill and now are working with the US Hemp Roundtable to pass strong state legislation, empower state agriculture programs and unleash an exciting new industry.

Hemp is Already Making an Economic Comeback

The Farm Bill experiment has been an unqualified success, creating thousands of jobs and a thriving national market for many end uses, including clothing, personal care, animal feed, food, and nutritional supplements. Following the lead of European industry, U.S. hemp pilot projects are exploring production of auto parts, textiles, chemicals, plastics, green energy, insulation, and animal bedding.

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Hemp is Already Making an Economic Comeback

The Farm Bill experiment has been an unqualified success, creating thousands of jobs and a thriving national market for many end uses, including clothing, personal care, animal feed, food, and nutritional supplements. Following the lead of European industry, U.S. hemp pilot projects are exploring production of auto parts, textiles, chemicals, plastics, green energy, insulation, and animal bedding.

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GROWING AND SELLING HEMP IS LEGAL, ADDRESSING LAW ENFORCEMENT CONCERNS

Growing hemp was legalized by the 2018 Farm Bill for states that develop regulatory structures for USDA approval. State programs are providing police GPS coordinates of hemp fields to demarcate hemp from marijuana, and the industry has developed – in conjunction with law enforcement – the US Hemp Authority to promote high standards, best practices, transparency and self-regulation.

HEMP FOOD IS POPULAR AND SAFE

Economic analysts predict hemp foods and nutraceuticals to emerge as a multi-billion U.S. market by 2020. The most popular product – hemp-derived cannabidiol or CBD – has been declared by the World Health Organization’s Expert Committee on Drug Dependence as safe and well-tolerated in humans (and animals), and is not linked with any negative public health concerns. Furthermore, the WHO concluded that CBD does not induce physical dependence and is not associated with abuse potential.

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HEMP FOOD IS POPULAR AND SAFE

Economic analysts predict hemp foods and nutraceuticals to emerge as a multi-billion U.S. market by 2020. The most popular product – hemp-derived cannabidiol or CBD – has been declared by the World Health Organization’s Expert Committee on Drug Dependence as safe and well-tolerated in humans (and animals), and is not linked with any negative public health concerns. Furthermore, the WHO concluded that CBD does not induce physical dependence and is not associated with abuse potential.

Bluebird Botanicals

Founded in 2012 and based out of Colorado, Bluebird Botanicals specializes in sales and manufacturing of hemp-based dietary supplements. One of the world's leading hemp-CBD companies, they continue to help pave the way for the industry at large.

Zilis LLC

Zilis is a leading edge direct sales company focused primarily on supporting the health of the endocannabinoid system. Utilizing proprietary UltraCell™ technology, Zilis is committed to delivering the highest quality products to our customers.

GenCanna Global Inc

GenCanna™ is a vertically integrated producer of premium industrial hemp and hemp-derived cannibidiol (CBD). The GenCanna Production Platform™ ensures a reliable, compliant bulk source of hemp-derived CBD isolate, oil, and other finished good food products.

Charlotte's Web

Charlotte’s Web, founded by the Stanley Brothers, is an industry-leading pioneer creating whole-plant health hemp supplements. A vertically integrated company, every step of the process is overseen to ensure the highest quality, from our proprietary plant genetics to the shelf.

 

Ananda Hemp

Ananda Hemp manufactures 100% legal, non-psychoactive, full-spectrum hemp extract. We work with 8th and 9th generation Kentucky farmers to cultivate a robust, sustainable crop grown outdoors and maintain strict adherence to the 2014 Farm Bill.

CV Sciences, Inc.

At CV Sciences, Inc., we are pioneering the future of hemp. Providing high quality CBD since 2012, it is our goal to enhance the prosperity and well-being for all. PlusCBD Oil™, the #1 selling CBD brand, is available in over 1700 stores in the US.

Elixinol Global (ASX: EXL)

Elixinol (ASX: EXL), located in Colorado, is a subsidiary of EXL Global (ASX: EXL). Elixinol is a world leader in hemp-based phytocannabinoid nutritional products and hemp foods.

Hemp Industries Association (HIA)

The mission of the Hemp Industries Association (HIA), a 501(c)(6) membership-based non-profit trade group, is to advance the hemp economy and educate the market for the benefit of our members, the public, and the planet. Join 800+ stakeholders.

Lazarus Naturals

Lazarus Naturals was founded on the belief that CBD should remain accessible to those who need it. As an employee-owned business, we are committed to ethical CBD sourcing and extraction. We strive to make the highest quality CBD products.

Koi CBD, LLC

At Koi CBD, we take what nature provides and turn it into quality, scientifically tested products you can trust. We sell non-psychoactive, 99%+ Pharmaceutical Grade CBD isolate and Full Spectrum CBD products, manufactured with full traceability from start to finish and tested for consistency before they leave our labs. We invite you to experience the Koi Standard.

Village Farms International, Inc.

We are one of the largest and longest-operating vertically integrated greenhouse growers in North America. We have 30 years of experience to offer the emerging global cannabis market with a 50% ownership of Pure Sunfarms, Corp., one of the single largest cannabis growing operations in the world.

Pet Releaf

Pet Releaf is the market leader and most trusted brand in the hemp-CBD space of the pet industry. With a company motto of “We are on a Mission to Change What Healthy Means for Pets”, Pet Releaf continues to set the standard for product efficacy and innovation.

CBD American Shaman

We are dedicated to bringing wellness to the world. We make our terpene rich, full spectrum CBD oil from USDA certified organic hemp grown, processed and extracted in the USA. Our state of the art Nanotechnology increases absorption and delivery time of CBD to your bloodstream — ensuring products are incredibly efficient and cost effective.

Barlean's

Barlean’s has been making healthy oils in the Pacific Northwest for 30 years; now we’re excited to be a trusted source for CBD Hemp Oil. We’re family owned, passionate about quality, and known for our philanthropy, at home and around the world.

Medterra

Medterra is an innovative leader in the CBD-infused wellness products industry. With a focus on using high quality, THC-free CBD products, Medterra sells its products throughout the US and internationally.

CBD USA Grown, Inc.

At CBD USA Grown, we take pride in our 0.0% THC phytocannabinoid-rich hemp oil products. We are passionate about quality and consistency in our products, as well as educating consumers on the benefits of CBD and other cannabinoids. Visit us today!

HempWorx

Founded in 2017, HempWorx is committed to producing CBD products to the highest standards of safety and efficacy. Our products are made from industrial hemp grown in the United States. Every batch of product undergoes 3rd party testing for purity and potency.

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