From Josh Zwagil (CEO)
***Why We Are LEGAL & COMPLIANT***
Here’s some interesting information about our farming partners and how we are striving to be 100% compliant in the CBD industry. MANY companies buying from Colorado, California, or overseas are NOT compliant. Period!
The 2014 Farm Bill (Agricultural Act of 2014) changed the legal status of hemp in the US forever. Section 7606 conveyed to state Department of Agricultures, and institutions of higher learning, the ability to grow, cultivate, process and market hemp so long as research projects were conducted in accordance with corresponding state and federal laws. While a small path to accessing this American grown superfood became available, it wasn’t until a Statement of Principles, issued last August by the USDA (also signed by DOJ/DEA and HHS/FDA), that federal agencies had a legal basis for the broad federal acceptance of hemp.
Further 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 ago history as the dominant American supplier of hemp products, has ensured that Kentucky’s farmers and processors are at the vanguard of this re-emerging agricultural commodity.
Our farming partners are proud to have a successful history and relationship with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, instituting their Head Office at the Hemp Research Campus in Winchester, KY, and becoming the first recipient of a multiyear production permit. Kentucky grown hemp enjoys the clarity of the agricultural production of a re-purposed crop in a jurisdiction famous for its farmers and its hemp.