Only 13 companies are recognized by this brand new certification system, and Charlotte’s Web has won one of the spots for “standardizing quality control and building a safer hemp industry from seed to shelf.”
This ranking praises hemp growers and CBD manufacturers that demonstrate a commitment to bringing customers like you safe and accurately labeled hemp-derived products—including fiber, seed, and cannabidiol (CBD) extracts.
2019 U.S. Hemp Authority Certification Seal Ranking List
- Charlotte’s Web, Boulder, CO
- CV Sciences, San Diego, CA
- HempMeds, San Diego, CA
- Medterra CBD, Irvine, CA
- Balanced Health Botanicals, Louisville, CO
- HD Distribution, Louisville, CO
- Bluebird Botanicals, Louisville, CO
- MetaCan, Miramar, FL
- GenCanna, Winchester, KY
- Shell Farms, Winchester, KY
- Nature’s Hemp Oil, Lexington, KY
- Hempworx, Las Vegas, NV
- Barlean’s, Ferndale, WA
The Significance of the U.S. Hemp Authority Certified Seal for the CBD Industry and You
Third-party certifiers like U.S. Hemp Authority exist to benefit the community as a whole. For starters, this certification gives customers peace of mind that what you put into your bodies is safe, effective, and only includes ingredients listed on the packaging.* It also gives physicians and clinic owners confidence to prescribe these products to their patients as well. Thirdly, this certification proves hemp growers’ commitment to working with regulators to adhere to transparent growing, harvesting, and production practices and elevate the industry.
Although the program has only been around since 2018, the U.S. Hemp Authority certification is quickly becoming one of the most esteemed programs for safety and quality assurance in the CBD industry.
Marielle Weintraub, PhD, president of the U.S. Hemp Authority, says, “As the market for hemp-derived products undergoes rapid growth, it is critically important for us to signal to the world that we intend to act responsibly. Quality assurance and safety must come first, and that’s why we set off on this journey. Creating these standards was a long journey, but after thousands of pages of public and stakeholder input and countless hours of hard work, we are thrilled to announce our first awardees.”
Charlotte’s Web’s Legacy of Harvesting the Best of the Best Hemp Extracts
If you shop with Center of Healing to bring natural, plant-based CBD hemp extracts to your patients, clinics, or your own life, you know we’re committed to delivering the best products available. That’s why we exclusively sell Charlotte’s Web hemp extracts. Charlotte’s Web has received many accolades and pioneers the industry in transparency. To date, the company is
- Registered with the FDA
- Compliant with California’s Prop 65 regulations
- Certified with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
- Compliant with American Herbal Products Association Guidelines
So how does Charlotte’s Web continue to lead the industry in quality, potency, and purity? Charlottes Web’s missions centers around growing and harvesting full-spectrum phytocannabinoids—meaning it uses the entire hemp plant to deliver maximum results.* It never uses scraps or single products from the plant—which deliver benefits but only a watered-down effect.
This unique cultivation process starts by nurturing healthy and biodiverse soil. It continues by using the same genetics from hemp plants so customers like you to see the same positive results your love from product generation to generation. Charlotte’s Web also uses revolutionary CO2-extraction methods to pull the most beneficial compounds from the hemp flowers, seeds, and leaves. And of course, even the packaging is made with health and safety in mind. The owners of Charlotte’s Web and its lead scientists are personally passionate about hemp and continue to evolve to use cutting-edge technology to cultivate better products for customers like you.
From low dose CBD hemp extracts to maximum potency capsules and oils, there’s a Charlotte’s Web product for every body—including pets! Learn more about Charlotte’s Web dosing information to find the best products for you, your patients, or your family.
About the U.S. Hemp Authority Certified Seal Program
The U.S. Hemp Authority Certified Seal Program was officially founded in 2018 with the help of industry savant, David Bossman of AgWin Group, and funding from the US Hemp Roundtable. The U.S. Hemp Authority also implemented feedback from 20,000 parties and participants in a state-based hemp pilot project.
This program is the leading initiative to outline high standards, best practices, and self-regulation in the CBD and hemp industry—to give consumers, regulators, and law enforcement confidence that hemp-derived products are safe and legal. And hopefully, to make these life-changing products widely available to people who need them most.*
The U.S. Hemp Authority strives to achieve its goal with a hands-on approach. It will work directly with hemp farmers and producers to educate them about FDA Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) to help all growers consistently produce higher-quality hemp and CBD derivatives.
The program is monitored and regulated by industry-leading food and agricultural companies and professionals, including auditing by Validus from Where Food Comes From, Inc.. By uniting farmers and companies with veteran CBD and hemp experts and food and drug safety experts, the program will surely help improve products across the nation.
What’s Next for CBD and Hemp Growers?
The U.S. Hemp Authority is already working on its next-gen program, Guidance Plan 2.0. This program will collaborate with farmers, certified companies, and stakeholders in the fiber, oilseed, nutritional supplement, and extract industries to improve certification standards. We will keep you updated as we learn more information, but please reach out if you have specific questions. We’re so excited about the constant developments in the CBD and hemp industry. These responsible regulating and cultivation practices will only make better products for the world to enjoy.
*These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases and have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.