The United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) recently released a new policy for CBD regarding both new and existing members. The policy lays ground rules for a business to become a member of the organization. Hemp extract and cannabinoid companies will now be accepted as a member of the UNPA.
Businesses that can be admitted if their principal business is the growing, manufacture, sale, and/or distribution of hemp extracts and cannabinoids. CBD companies must agree not to sell synthetic cannabinoids, either chemical or synthetic biology, and other constituents of the hemp plant. Neither are they allowed to sell CBD products used for inhalation. The advertising of these companies must comply with the rules laid out by the Federal Trade Commission and Food Safety Modernization Act rules. Finally, the business must be state approved.
“While efforts at the state and federal level to clarify the legal status of hemp extract and cannabinoid products continue, UNPA believes it is in the interest of consumers, health professionals, and relevant industries to establish a framework of practices and compliance standards for hemp extract/cannabinoid products.” – UNPA
The first hemp-based member of the association was also announced. The distinction was awarded to Mile High Labs in Colorado.
“The Alliance is unparalleled in its expertise and commitment to the supplement industry,” Fenella Keig, the compliance officer for Mile High Labs, said in a recent statement. “We look forward to working with UNPA leadership and other member organizations to create awareness of CBD and other hemp-derived products.”
In addition to being admitted into the UNPA, Mile High Labs purchased a 400,000 square foot plant in Broomfield, Colorado. The former pharmaceutical plant will be used for the production of capsules, tinctures, tablets, topical applications, and gummies for customers under a private label.