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United Natural Products Alliance Adds First CBD Company

The United Natural Products Alliance has added its first CBD company to its ranks and released rules for accepting additional industry members.

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The United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) has outlined its new policy on CBD for both new and existing association members. The policy does not allow associated companies to sell synthetic cannabinoids or CBD products used for inhalation, advertising must comply with the Federal Trade Commission and Food Safety Modernization Act rules, and 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 Hemp Extract/Cannabinoid New Member Policy Guidelines, October 2019

The association also announced its first hemp member – Colorado-based Mile High Labs. Fenella Keig, compliance officer for Mile High Labs, said the company was “thrilled” to be the first CBD company to join the UNPA.

“The Alliance is unparalleled in its expertise and commitment to the supplement industry,” Keig said in a statement. “We look forward to working with UNPA leadership and other member organizations to create awareness of CBD and other hemp-derived products.”

UNPA President Loren Israelsen said the association was “honored” to add Mile High Labs as an executive member, lauding the company’s “commitment to quality, science and research.”

According to the release, Mile High Labs purchased a 400,000-square-foot former pharmaceutical plant in Broomfield, Colorado in June for the production of tinctures, capsules, tablets, topicals, and gummies for private label customers. The facility is also an environment for CBD industry research and collaboration. The firm also operates in Ireland and New Zealand.

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