U.S. Hemp Authority releases version 4.0 draft on its certification program standards

The U.S. Hemp Authority released a draft Version 4.0 of the standard for its Certification Program for public comment.

The U.S. Hemp Authority released a draft Version 4.0 of the standard for its Certification Program for public comment that includes clarifications on glossary terms, intoxicating cannabinoidproducts, and manufacturing requirements.The draft is available for review and public comment through June 15, 2022. Comments can be submitted via email to info@ushempauthority.org.

Some of the key changes that deserve publicattention and input are:

  • The definitions provided in the Standard’s glossary were changed to reflect the greater understanding of the science and policy behind the hempplant and hemp products. 
  • Sections outlining the prohibitions on intoxicating compounds being certified by the U.S. HempAuthority were strengthened in 4.0. 
  • A deletion of mention of any particular firm or company. 
  • The category that was originally labeled “Manufacturer/Processor” was renamed.
  • A category originally labeled “Manufacturer/Processor” was renamed “Manufacturer” to provide more clarity and precision.