Global Widget, a CBD manufacturer and distributor, has announced the grand opening of its massive 15000-sq-foot extraction hemp extraction facility. The new facility will be based in Tampa, Florida.
A ribbon cutting is planned for Friday, Oct. 9, at the company’s headquarters. The ceremony is to be graced by various state, federal and local leaders among them representatives from the Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce.
Co-CEO Kevin Collins acknowledged that the new facility would boost job growth in the local community. He also said that it will make CBD products more affordable and accessible to sellers and consumers.
Global Widget makes and distributes CBD products for Nature’s Script, Hemp Bombs, and Perfect Paws Hemp. The company has created nearly 200 jobs (managerial and manufacturing) in its three facilities located in Tampa, Florida.
Founded in 2016, the vertically integrated hemp products maker is a pioneer in the CBD industry with more than 1000 square feet facility space. Global Widget makes 1000+ hemp derived CBD products for retailers, distributors, consumers and white label businesses worldwide.
According to Margaret Richardson who is the Chief Compliance Officer and head of scientific research efforts, the company collaborates with federal lawmakers and also offers guidance to the FDA in a quest to make CBD a fully legal industry.
Richardson said that bringing the company’s expertise to debates on pending bills helps the Food and Drug Administration to craft realistic and thorough regulations for the industry. She was quick to point out “The Hemp and Hemp-Derived CBD Consumer Protection and Market Stabilization Act of 2020” (HR 8179). The bill makes CBD a dietary supplement which she said brings long-lasting assurance in Florida and the United States hemp industry.