Update: February 4th, 2020 to include separate pages for each business entity. Corrected HD Distribution ownership.
The goal of this article is to dissect the many titles of the leading “authority” in Hemp, according to themselves.
This was an exhausting search for who owns what brand, or business(es) that claim to certify, or authorize Hemp products made by the same participants in the authorization or certification process.
We first looked at the U.S. Hemp Authority, and their web presence, which is where most patients or customers go for information. Usually, the companies information, and “about us” section are at the bottom of the web page on business sites.
Off of the bat, the first hit that makes a base is that we notice that the website states that the sponsors for the U.S. Hemp Authority are:
Today, we’re proud to share an update on our sister organization, the U.S. Hemp Authority, from its President, Marielle Weintraub.
“The U.S. Hemp Authority™ Certification Program is our industry’s initiative to provide high standards, best practices and self-regulation, giving confidence to consumers and law enforcement that hemp products are safe, and legal. In an effort funded by the US Hemp Roundtable, and joined by organizations such as the Hemp Industries Association, industry leading firms, top-tier testing laboratories, and quality assessors developed comprehensive guidance for growers and processors of hemp.
Paid for by U.S. Hemp Authority™, Inc.
250 W. Main St., #2800
Lexington, KY 40507 ”
The U.S. Hemp – Round Table – Hemp Industry Association, the Members and Seal. This is one entity in hypothesis, Correct? YES
Who is the lead attorney for the Hemp Authority?
Jonathan Miller, general counsel for the U.S. Hemp Roundtable.- registered lobbyist – former politician https://www.upi.com/Legalization-of-hemp-opens-door-for-thriving-industry/6641544819333/
Hemp Authority announces it formation and develops it “seal certification program”
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT – US HEMP AUTHORITY IS LAUNCHED!
By U.S. Hemp Roundtable | November 2, 2018 https://hempsupporter.com/big-announcement-us-hemp-authority-is-launched/
“The U.S. Hemp Authority™ Certification Program is our industry’s initiative to provide high standards, best practices and self-regulation, giving confidence to consumers and law enforcement that hemp products are safe, and legal.”
“Meeting the stringent self-regulatory standards of the U.S. Hemp Authority™, and passing a third-party audit, participants will be licensed to use the Certified Seal of the U.S. Hemp Authority™ on their products beginning early 2019”
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190301005253/en/U.S.-Hemp-Authority-Announces-Issuance-13-Certified “We hope that setting these stringent standards signals to the federal government that there is an easy path to regulating CBD,” said Marielle Weintraub, president of the hemp authority. EuroFins
The recent seal recipients are as follows:
- Charlotte’s Web, Boulder, CO – Jared Stanley current Chief Cultivation Officer
- CV Sciences, San Diego, CA
- HempMeds, San Diego, CA or Utah, depending on who you ask
- Medterra CBD, Irvine, CA
- GenCanna Global USA, Inc.
- Balanced Health Botanicals,
- Shell Farms, Winchester, KY – Josh Stanley
- Nature’s Hemp Oil, Lexington, KY
- HD Distribution, Louisville, CO
- Bluebird Botanicals, Louisville, CO
- Barlean’s, Ferndale, WA
- HempWorx, Las Vegas Nevada
WE have hops (humulus genus) Beer on one side, and cannabis genus on the other, Cannabacae being the family.
2015 – Global megabrewer Anheuser-Busch InBev announced Tuesday that it had reached a tentative agreement to purchase its rival SABMiller for $104 billion. If it’s finalized, it would be the fourth largest takeover deal in history and the biggest this year. That means that rival brews like Budweiser and Miller Lite would be sold by the same company.
2019- Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B), a Fortune 500® company, is a leading international producer and marketer of beer, wine and spirits with operations in the U.S., Mexico, New Zealand, Italy and Canada. Constellation is the No. 3 beer company in the U.S. with high-end, iconic imported brands such as Corona Extra, Corona Light, Modelo Especial, Modelo Negra and Pacifico. The company’s beer portfolio also includes Ballast Point, one of the most awarded craft brewers in the U.S., and Funky Buddha Brewery. In addition, Constellation is the world leader in premium wine, selling great brands that people love, including Robert Mondavi, Clos du Bois, Kim Crawford, Meiomi, Mark West, Black Box, Ruffino and The Prisoner. The company’s premium spirits brands include SVEDKA Vodka, Casa Noble Tequila and High West Whiskey.
Based in Victor, N.Y., the company believes that industry leadership involves a commitment to brand building, our trade partners, the environment, our investors and to consumers around the world who choose our products when celebrating big moments or enjoying quiet ones. Founded in 1945, Constellation has grown to become a significant player in the beverage alcohol industry with more than 100 brands in its portfolio; about 40 wineries, breweries and distilleries; and approximately 10,000 talented employees. We express our company vision: to elevate life with every glass raised. http://www.cbrands.com/investors
Constellation Brands’ $5 Billion CAD ($4 Billion USD) Investment in Canopy Growth Closes Following Shareholder and Canadian Government Approval
VICTOR, NY and SMITHS FALLS, ON, Nov. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – Constellation Brands, Inc. (Constellation) (NYSE: STZ) (NYSE: STZ.B) and Canopy Growth Corporation (Canopy Growth or the Company) (TSX: WEED) (NYSE: CGC) today announced the closing of Constellation’s $5 billion CAD ($4 billion USD) investment in Canopy Growth, which was previously announced on August 15, 2018. The transaction was approved by an overwhelming majority of Canopy Growth shareholders and has been granted all required regulatory approvals, including by the Canadian government under the Investment Canada Act.
A very overlooked nexus between these two spirit producers is Bayer, owner of Monsanto maker of Round UP. – Wait! Why Bayer?
“Most of us take it for granted that the food and drinks we buy from the store are not putting our health at risk.
However, new research from public health groups and scientists from the past several years indicates that food and drinks are contaminated with glyphosate, the main ingredient in the weed killer Roundup. This is a potential health problem because in 2015 the World Health Organization found that glyphosate is a probable carcinogen, and in 2017, the state of California agreed.
Of the 20 samples we tested, 19 contained glyphosate. The highest level of glyphosate found was in Sutter Home wine, at 51 ppb. – https://uspirg.org/feature/usp/glyphosate-pesticide-beer-and-wine “
Hops, grapes and grains producers as well as cattle ranchers are using the herbicide, in an seemingly unregulated industry. Because, well Monsanto and all of the other seed companies in modern agriculture have lobbied their way into ownership of your body.
Lets say hops, grapes, and grains growers, like cannabis growers are faced with the agriculture industry as we know it.
What if Bayer says to the people listed above, (who are supposed to be in an “overwatch for our health”), instead of suing us over the chemicals found in your spirits, and meats, what if we split the cannabis industry, since we already own Washington D.C.?
Worse case scenario, Bayer is knowingly poisoning the global populations through the “non-psychoactive” effects of Cannabacae family as well as grapes and grains, which is in turn a majority of global beer, wine, and alcohol as well as meat consumption world wide.
This would allow for the poultry industry model for cannabis production, where we will only be allowed to grow certified seeds, GMO’d by Monsanto in the 70’s, and sell the plants back to the genetics owners for processing, namely all of the shell corporations listed above.
Now that Phylos has brought on Monsantos head of breeding programs and marketing, there is a fox in the hen house folks.
Please proceed with caution.