A Message From the U.S. Hemp Authority

 

Today, we’re proud to share an update on our sister organization, the U.S. Hemp Authority, from its President, Marielle Weintraub.

 

Hemp Supporters:

The US Hemp Authority – our united effort to promote high standards, best practices and self-regulation for the hemp industry – is off to a rocketing start. More than 175 companies have begun the process of seeking to secure the Certified Seal of the U.S. Hemp Authority™, giving confidence to consumers and law enforcement that their products are safe, and legal.

Today, we proudly announce that the first awardees of the Certified Seal will be shared with the public on Friday, March 1.  This will allow companies that are in the pipeline – and those who start now – nearly five weeks to study the guidelines and pass the third- party audit which is administered by Where Food Comes From, the nation’s premier provider of certification and verification services to the food industry.  For more information on the certification process, please go to www.ushempauthority.org.

We are also excited to announce that our sister organization, the US Hemp Roundtable, is offering two scholarships to small hemp businesses that are able to complete and pass the auditing process by the March 1 announcement.  The Roundtable will cover all of the auditing costs (a $1,395.00 savings), while the companies are still expected to pay for their licensing fees.  To apply for the scholarship, please contact ushempauthority@validusservices.com.

Finally, as with any new startup organization, the US Hemp Authority is constantly engaged in self-evaluation and improvement.  Stage 2.0 of our Guidance Plan process will be launched in March, and led by David Bossman who led the design of the original Guidance Plan.  This will again be a public process, involving all Hemp Supporters and the entire industry.  If you have any feedback, criticism, improvements, or edits to the plan, please contact David at dbossman@agwin.com.

Thanks so much for your interest, and we hope to see your name announced as one of the first Certified Seal awardees on March 1.

Sincerely,
Marielle Weintraub, Ph.D., President
U.S. Hemp Authority™
www.ushempauthority.org