What is the US Hemp Roundtable?
The US Hemp Roundtable is an independent, nonprofit coalition with offices in Lexington, Kentucky, and Washington, DC. They are committed to engineering a safe future for hemp and CBD-related markets. Furthermore, US Hemp Roundtable members – which includes CBD Choice! – have vowed to create a safer hemp industry together. What standards are worthy of the US Hemp Roundtable certification?
- Offering only hemp and CBD products that have been third-party lab tested. Third-party lab testing allows you to know exactly what’s inside your CBD products.
- Collaborating only with brands, companies, and individuals who are in the hemp industry for the right reasons. We’re here to better the world, not just make money.
- Educating consumers on everything they need to know about hemp and CBD products. Through education comes acceptance. Through acceptance comes comprehensive government regulations, a goal of the US Hemp Roundtable.
In addition, the US Hemp Roundtable acts as an intermediary between the government and the people on all things hemp. As stated on their website, they are responsible for:
- Providing hemp and CBD-related education to elected officials and policymakers.
- Keeping consumers informed on the latest industry updates.
- Empowering US citizens to join the fight in support of safe hemp and CBD policies.
The US Hemp Roundtable certification has become the gold medal of the CBD industry. Companies bearing this accomplishment have met the rigorous standards set by the Roundtable. But what else do you need to know about this vital coalition of pro-hemp advocates? Let’s take a deeper look at US Hemp Roundtable members and why they’re essential to the future of our industry!
Who is in charge of the US Hemp Roundtable?
Ola Lessard is President of the Roundtable coalition. However, as a nonprofit, the US Hemp Roundtable members are where this organization gets its power. Their board of directors even includes brands that we carry at CBD Choice, like Koi CBD and Medterra!
Who Else Are Members of the US Hemp Roundtable?
Other US Hemp Roundtable Members include a variety of health and wellness companies, NPOs, NGOs, and more. You can view a full list on their website. However, US Hemp Roundtable members we work with at CBD Choice include:
- Bluebird Botanicals
- Joy Organics
- Koi CBD
These brands have met stringent criteria standards to be featured as US Hemp Roundtable certification holders. As we mentioned earlier, these quality standards include:
- Third-Party Lab Testing
- Transparency in Operations
- Hemp & CBD Education
Why does the US Hemp Roundtable Matter?
The US Hemp Roundtable and its members are important for the political and cultural landscapes of the hemp industry. But the most important thing? This coalition gets results. They currently have 17 state-level political policy campaigns. These campaigns are taking place in:
- New Hampshire
- New York
Is your state on this list? The US Hemp Roundtable needs your help! You can use their online portal to contact your senators directly, asking for comprehensive hemp legislation and support. In the past, the Roundtable has aided in hemp, CBD, and cannabis legalization efforts. They will undoubtedly play a role in future hemp laws as well. Because of this, they are one of the few nonprofit organizations willing to fight for hemp legislation in the US.
What if your state’s not on this list? There are always ways to get involved and help campaign for both federal and state hemp legislation. You can contact the US Hemp Roundtable directly by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leading Hemp Education in the United States
The US Hemp Roundtable does more than just push political policy. In fact, they drive education initiatives as well! They aim to teach everyone the power of hemp and CBD products. In fact, our CBD blog is our way of supporting this initiative. As we mentioned earlier: through education comes acceptance.
Believe it or not, there is still a lot to be done for hemp and cannabis legislation in the US. Until our industry is completely safe, legal, and available to all, cannabis-related education will remain as important as ever. At CBD Choice, we throw our full support behind the Roundtable because they’ll create a better, brighter cannabis future for all of us.