HempWorx ComplianceWhen becoming a HempWorx Affiliate, we require our members to be in compliance with FDA regulations. Hemp is a food, and our products are classified as dietary supplements, not drugs. We take compliance very seriously and the law clearly states that it is not permitted to make drug or disease claims. For questions regarding compliance or to report someone making drug claims, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Overview of Hemp-Derived CBD ComplianceIt is required by law for Hemp to be low in tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Hemp is a non-psychoactive superfood. In 2003, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services wrote patents on some of the cannabinoid molecules found in hemp, referring to them as “antioxidants and neuroprotectants.”
Many Americans are confused over the legality of hemp because it is not available for general farming like corn or soybeans. Until 2014, only imported hemp was legal in the U.S. according to federal law. Thus, America is the largest importer of hemp products in the world, mostly from China, Canada and Europe.
There Are Only Three Ways To Legally Acquire CBD in the U.S:
1. Drug TestingIt is currently legal to import cannabidiol processed from hemp stalks and seeds, in concord with a 2004 9th Circuit court decision. Imported CBD extracted from the hemp flower is not in compliance with current importation under this decision, and hence these imports are subject to seizure.
2. Get It From A Medical Marijuana ProgramCBD extracted from cannabis can be acquired in a state with a legal Medical Marijuana (MMJ) program. This CBD cannot move across state lines. As a controlled substance, it is limited to serving only those residing in that state.
3. Via A Domestic Hemp ProgramThe most beneficial way to acquire CBD in the U.S. is from a legal hemp program in a state that is fully compliant with Federal Farm Bill section 7606. The State of Kentucky has the best legislative and regulatory pathway to empower hemp programs to grow, cultivate, process, and market hemp and hemp-derived CBD. The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) clearly articulates that the hemp flower is to be processed as an agricultural commodity, in other words, as food.
Farm Trusted Hemp ProductsThe 2014 Farm Bill (Agricultural Act of 2014) changed the legal status of hemp in the U.S. Section 7606 conveyed to state Departments of Agriculture and institutions of higher learning the ability to grow, cultivate, process, and market hemp as long as research projects were conducted in accordance with corresponding state and federal laws.
While a small path to accessing this American grown superfood thus became available, it wasn’t until an August, 2016, issuance of a Statement of Principles by the USDA (also co-signed by DOJ/DEA and HHS/FDA) that federal agencies had a legal basis for the broad federal acceptance of hemp. Recent clarification has removed most of the legal questions about the movement of hemp and hemp-derived products over state and international lines.Kentucky’s leadership in hemp reform, stemming from its long history as the dominant American supplier of hemp products, has ensured that Kentucky’s farmers and processors are in the vanguard of this re-emerging agricultural commodity.
Kentucky grown hemp enjoys the clarity of rules designed to regulate the agricultural production of a re-purposed crop in a jurisdiction famous for its farmers and its hemp. Our farms are proud to have a successful history and relationship with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, of instituting our head office at our Hemp Research Campus in Winchester, KY, and in becoming the first recipient of a multiyear production permit.
Legality Of Our Hemp & CBD Products By Year
Compliance SummaryOur partnering farm is a vertically integrated cultivator and processor of high quality industrial hemp in Kentucky. They are proud to be entering their fifth outdoor growing season through the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program. Kentucky’s rich agricultural history - especially in hemp and tobacco - provides many natural advantages that have been accelerated by state legislation that aligns elegantly with the Federal Farm Bill passed in 2014 and the Appropriations Act of 2017. Section 7606 of the Federal Farm Bill confers the legal ability to study the growth, cultivation and marketing of Industrial Hemp with a delta 9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) concentration of less than 0.3%.
Our partnering farm’s compliant program partners with Kentucky’s nest greenhouses and its renowned farmers to produce high quality, CBD-rich hemp from our unique genetics and agronomic model. We harvest our high-CBD hemp using our proprietary drying technology that enables scalable production. This dried, ground, shelf-stable hemp then undergoes a unique, proprietary CO2 extraction process that provides a rich amber liquid with a significant CBD concentration. Further internal refinement produces full-spectrum CBD-rich oils suitable for product development and high purity crystalline CBD that is the envy of the CBD world. Our processing facility is inspected and registered with the Kentucky Food Safety Branch, and registered and inspected by the FDA. Our farms Hemp Research Campus (HRC) is a site that was once a notable tobacco research center, and has now been re-purposed to provide us with a vertically integrated facility for our unique production and R&D efforts.
With federal hemp legislation evolving quickly, we are proud of our Kentucky roots, and fortunate to conduct our efforts in conjunction with the nation’s most successful and innovative agricultural department. As our Kentucky grown hemp-derived CBD products make their way around the world, we are pleased to be a part of the economic repurposing of Kentucky farms, facilities, and personnel. Our farming partners have demonstrated its continuous compliance with local, state and federal laws as we introduce our products to share Kentucky’s hemp-derived CBD with our product development partners.
Our goal is to provide a safe, reliable, sustainable supply of hemp-derived CBD and CBD products to increase access for all.
- Source, GenCanna Global