US Hemp Authority

About U.S. Hemp Authority Certification

As you browse the cannabidiol (CBD) products available in the Medical Marijuana, Inc. online shop, you’ll likely notice that many have been awarded the coveted U.S. Hemp Authority Certification Seal.

We are proud that many of the CBD products found in our online shop have received the U.S. Hemp Authority Certification Seal.

While we developed the world’s first legal supply of CBD, our acceptance by the U.S. Hemp Authority is an important milestone in confirming the quality and safety of our hemp and CBD products. The hemp and CBD businesses that are issued the Certified Seal from the U.S. Hemp Authority have met the organization’s stringent self-regulatory quality and safety standards and passed a third-party audit.

We’re most excited about receiving this prestigious certification because it gives our consumers confidence that the hemp supplements they receive from us are safe and legal. We’re more dedicated than ever to providing the best CBD you can find anywhere. We know that our consumers depend on us to provide only the highest-quality CBD products on the market so they can enhance their health and improve the quality of their life.

What is the U.S. Hemp Authority Certification?

The U.S. Hemp Authority Certification is the first ever quality certification program for CBD products, and its creation ushers in a new era of product transparency in CBD products.

The U.S. Hemp Authority launched its certification program in 2019 in an effort to help standardize quality control in the hemp and hemp CBD industry since the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill. The prestigious certification has become the industry’s official stamp of approval for trustworthy hemp companies.

The U.S. Hemp Authority Certification Program is currently designed for hemp food, hemp dietary supplements, and hemp cosmetic companies and products. Companies that can be certified by the U.S. Hemp Authority include hemp growers, processors and manufacturers, and hemp CBD brand owners.

The U.S. Hemp Authority Certification Program is intended to assure consumers that the certified hemp products they purchase are high quality, safe, and legal. It is the first ever quality certification program for CBD products, and this new level of transparency will verify the integrity of products so that consumers can make their purchases confidently.

How a Product Receives a U.S. Hemp Authority Certification Seal

Hemp companies and brands that receive the U.S. Hemp Authority Certification Seal are recognized for their quality and safety measures.

The U.S. Hemp Authority Certification Program is administered by experienced quality assurance and verification professionals from industry-leading food and agricultural companies. To receive organization’s seal, companies must have met several stringent industry standards laid out for quality and safety.

Audits for the U.S. Hemp Authority Certification Program are performed by Where Food Comes Food, a premier provider of certification and verification services to the U.S. food industry. Where Food Comes From comprehensively analyzes all facets of the farm to facility to determine whether cGMP and/or GAP standards are being met. Audits must be completed every year. 

While the U.S. CBD market has become saturated with a continuous flood of new companies creating CBD products, the U.S. Hemp Authority has so far presented only 27 Certification Seals to hemp and CBD businesses. Only companies that have successfully passed the third-party audit and executed the U.S. Hemp Authority Licensing Agreement may use the Certification Seal.

What is the U.S. Hemp Authority?

The U.S. Hemp Authority is an organization that officially launched in 2018 to establish standards, furnish best practices, and provide self-regulation to the nation’s hemp industry. Funded by the U.S. Hemp Roundtable, the Hemp Industries Association, and the American Herbal Products Association, the U.S. Hemp Authority aims to advance hemp in the U.S. by supporting smart regulations for hemp cultivation and processing and to help guide stringent self-regulatory safety and quality standards for the CBD oil industry.

The U.S. Hemp Authority regularly coordinates with the U.S. Hemp Roundtable, a coalition of more than 50 leading hemp companies. Formed in 2017, the U.S. Hemp Roundtable lobbies for the nation’s hemp industry and continues to focus its efforts in state capitals to fully legalize hemp and hemp-derived products. 

Among the primary goals of the U.S. Hemp Authority is to educate hemp farmers and producers about Food and Drug Administration Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) to guarantee that manufacturers consistently achieve high-quality. cGMP not only involves the process of manufacturing hemp products, but also labeling, storage, distribution, complaint management, adverse event reporting, record retention, and more. In the end, the organization strives to give American consumers and law enforcement confidence that hemp and hemp-derived CBD products are safe and legal.

The primary driving force behind the organization and its certification program is the U.S. Hemp Authority’s Board of Directors. The board is made up of six hemp industry leaders, including President Marielle Weintraub, 1st Vice President Joy Beckerman, 2nd Vice President Richard A. Badaracco, Treasurer Jonathan Shell, Director Ron Conyea, Director Nathan Gerhardt, and Consultant David A. Bossman.

U.S. Hemp Authority Certification Seal

Our U.S. Hemp Authority Certified Products

The U.S. Hemp Authority’s Certified Seal Program is a way to convey to you, our customers, that we take the proper steps to provide safe and high quality CBD products.

Medical Marijuana, Inc.’s CBD brands and products were among the first 13 hemp and CBD businesses awarded Certification Seals by the U.S. Hemp Authority in the organization’s very first round of approvals in March 2019, including Real Scientific Hemp Oil™ (RSHO™) and Dixie Botanicals® products, confirming the high quality of our line of hemp and CBD oil products.

All Medical Marijuana, Inc. products that will carry the U.S. Hemp Authority Certification Seal will meet these and other quality control guidelines. Our family of companies further invests in our products’ quality with our stringent Triple Lab Tested® standard for all our CBD products.

Some of the CBD products that have been awarded the U.S. Hemp Authority Certification Seal include our line of RSHO™ CBD oil concentrates, our RSHO™ CBD oil capsules, our RSHO™ Liquids (including RSHO-X™), our topical RSHO™ CBD Hemp Oil Salve, our Dixie Botanicals® Kicks CBD edibles in chocolate and sour apple, and many of our CBD tinctures, including our Dixie Botanicals® Dew Drop Tinctures.

The strict quality and safety standards we have in place have earned our products this praiseworthy certification. Our CBD oil is made from licensed and registered non-GMO hemp seed grown on a generational family-owned farm in the Netherlands, without the use of pesticides, herbicides, or chemical fertilizers. We use clean supercritical CO2 to safely extract the CBD-rich hemp oil, and test its purity and cannabinoid content three separate times.

“Our customers’ safety is our priority and we are proud to have our high-quality manufacturing processes confirmed so that consumers understand that buying from us means that they have access to safe and accurately labeled hemp-derived products, including fiber, seed and extracts, such as cannabidiol (CBD),” said Medical Marijuana, Inc. CEO Dr. Stuart Titus.

You’ll find even more certified CBD products from our brands throughout our online shop.

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Shop for Certified Hemp CBD Products

Hemp-derived CBD products have surged in popularity over recent years, as more and more people hear about its many uses and benefits from friends or through media coverage. As the first company to create mainstream hemp-based CBD products, we’ve seen new companies and brands flooding the market, making it more important than ever to find a trusted source for high-quality CBD.

Start enjoying the natural benefits of high-quality and safe CBD with Medical Marijuana, Inc. by browsing our certified CBD products our online shop, and be sure to keep an eye out for the U.S. Hemp Authority Certification seal!