In doing due diligence for selling cannabis flower on the internet, I came across a Colorado entity that sold flower online, on Leafly in fact, for Cherry strain hemp, however they advertised that they were CDA licensed, without listing their license number.
This entity sounded familiar but I had not seen it in any of the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s list of Hemp Licenses.
This was odd, and as from their own website they claim that they are based out of Colorado Springs Colorado which is El Paso County Colorado.
IHF LLC Corporate Headquarters:
2802 N Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs CO 80907
So I looked up the Colorado State Business Licenses. IHF LLC is not active with a non compliant status.
The assumption is that it is not Leafly’s fault for advertising this flower, since it is a pay to advertise platform, but this does not look good for Leafly or the actual farms that do go through licensing. This sounds very familiar to the pay to play platform that Hemp is going through right now. How can the legitimate farms keep competitive with the legal market when entities can get away with operating without any licensing what so ever?
The Hemp Industry Association is also a pay to play platform as well and they rarely do their due diligence on their members it seems. Both HempWorx and Industrial Hemp Farms are both non-licensed entities, selling products nation wide.