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DENVER, April 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Elixinol, one of the most influential CBD brands in the world with nearly three decades of experience in the hemp industry, today announced that it has received U.S. Hemp Authority™ Certification. The prestigious certification has only been granted to a total of 14 companies to date, and grants Elixinol the ability to use the Certified Seal of the U.S. Hemp Authority on all hemp product packaging and marketing materials.
The U.S. Hemp Authority Certification Program is the hemp industry’s initiative to provide high standards, best practices, and self-regulation, in an effort to give confidence to consumers and law enforcement that hemp products are safe and legal. As part of this vetting process, Elixinol met stringent self-regulatory standards and passed a third-party audit.
“Elixinol takes pride in the level of care and detail that goes into ensuring the quality and safety of every single product we put our name on,” said Amberley Calvo, General Manager at Elixinol. “All of our products are double-tested by third-party laboratories for purity and potency, and now they’ll also come with the highly coveted U.S. Hemp Authority stamp of approval.”
Established in 2018, the U.S. Hemp Authority Certified Seal program was developed with the guidance of AgWin Group’s David Bossman. The U.S. Hemp Authority sought input from more than 20,000 interested parties and reached out directly to every participant in a state-based hemp pilot project for whom contact information was publicly available.
The certification is designed specifically to educate hemp farmers and producers about Food and Drug Administration Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) to ensure that consistent quality is achieved. The U.S. Hemp Authority Certification Program is administered by experienced quality assurance and verification professionals from industry-leading food and agricultural companies. The certification is audited by Validus, a division of Where Food Comes From, Inc., a leading provider of certification and verification services.
For more information on Elixinol and its U.S. Hemp Authority Certified products, visit Elixinol.com.
Colorado-based Elixinol, co-founded by Paul Benhaim, hemp entrepreneur since 1991, is widely regarded as one of the most influential CBD brands in the world. With a proven track record of growing and extracting premium-quality hemp, Elixinol is one of the few CBD hemp extract brands with complete seed-to-sale control over its products. Elixinol also conducts rigorous third-party laboratory testing and quality control. Elixinol distributes hemp-derived CBD products in 40 countries globally including North and South America, throughout Europe, Asia, and the Pacific Region under its own label as well as bulk CBD and wholesale CBD. Elixinol’s parent company EXL (elixinolglobal.com) is publicly traded on the Australian Securities Exchange and on the U.S. OTC (ASX:EXL, OTCQX: ELLXF). More information available at Elixinol.com.
About U.S. Hemp Authority:
The U.S. Hemp Authority Certification Program is the hemp industry’s initiative to provide high standards, best practices and self-regulation, giving confidence to consumers, regulators and law enforcement that hemp-derived products are safe and legal. In an effort funded by the U.S. Hemp Roundtable, and joined by organizations such as the Hemp Industries Association, state pilot project participants, industry-leading firms, top-tier testing laboratories and quality assessors, the U.S. Hemp Authority developed comprehensive guidance for growers and processors of hemp. For more information on the U.S. Hemp Authority, visit ushempauthority.org.
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