Lexington, KY—The U.S. Hemp Authority will not certify products that are labeled as hemp yet marketed for intoxicating effect. This certification prohibition will apply to products such as delta-8 THC that feature a total tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of more than 0.3 percent on a dry-weight basis.
“Recent press reports about the proliferation of potentially unsafe, intoxicating products calling themselves hemp have concerned consumers, retailers, law enforcement and policymakers,” stated Dr. Marielle Weintraub, President of the U.S. Hemp Authority, in a press release. “We felt it was necessary to take a strong stand against these products so that people will know that the U.S. Hemp Authority seal designates products that are truly hemp and that meet our rigorous standards.”
The Certification Program was established to provide consumers and retailers confidence in hemp products, develop brand trust, and serve as a source for education. For more information on the organization, its third version of its certification standard or certification program, go to www.ushempauthority.org.