In this interview, industry specialist and NCIA Infused Products Committee member Ashley Hanson of Humboldt Green Light Kitchen speaks with Mike Perry, President and founder of PNX Botanicals, about the emerging national hemp market. Ashley and Mike discuss the relationship between cannabis and hemp products, the effects of regulation on small and medium-sized businesses, and testing standards for hemp CBD products. With state and federal governments rapidly developing new regulations, the conversation focuses especially on improving the conversation surrounding dosing, labeling, and product quality standards.
NCIA’s Infused Products Committee focuses on edible and topical products, reviewing existing business practices and state regulations. Regulation of these products is the IPC’s initial key focus, but the committee’s purpose is to ensure the infused product sector is helping shape its destiny, rather than being driven by differing jurisdictional regulations. The IPC is also working with the Council on Responsible Cannabis Regulation (CRCR) to develop standardized regulations for legislators and regulators to adopt as their states legalize the industry.