The U.S. Hemp Authority® Certification Program is our industry's initiative to provide high standards, best practices, and self-regulation, giving consumers and retailers confidence in hemp and CBD products.



On March 1, the U.S. Hemp Authority® launched Guidance Procedures 2.0, for use in 2020, aimed at applying the lessons of the initial launch of the program and taking even greater input from stakeholders in the hemp industry on how to improve the program and its ...

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In March 2018, the U.S. Hemp Roundtable released the first draft of Guidance Plan 1.0 and emailed more than 20,000 hemp industry leaders, stakeholders and activists, asking for their comments on the draft plan. The HIA and others published this public comment ...

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In early 2017, KHIC reconstituted into the US Hemp Roundtable, and it established a formal process to develop a Guidance Plan for hemp growth, cultivation and processing. The U.S. Hemp Roundtable asked its members, which at that time included about 30 leading ...

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Leadership of the Kentucky Hemp Industry Coalition (KHIC) determined that it was essential to develop a self-regulation organization (SRO) for the industry. Not only was it important for any agricultural commodity to promote high standards, best practices and ...

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Organization Documents

  • Organization Bylaws

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    The Bylaws of the U.S. Hemp Authority

  • Guidance Procedures Revision Terms of Reference

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    Terms of Reference for revision to the U.S. Hemp Authority Guidance Procedures