Member News: December 2018

12 Dec 2018 12:36 PM | Anonymous

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Criticality, LLC: Raising hemp a lucrative but risky business endeavor 

KY Beauty and Wellness: HIA Member Dee Dee Taylor of KY Beauty and Wellness has opened a new store, 502Hemp. Located at 201 Moser Road, Suite B, Louisville, KY 40223 the store stocks local KY CBD Oil and other hemp items. Questions? Give them a call at 502-654-7100. 

Florida Hemp Processing: With the recent elections, Florida has a new Agriculture Commissioner and a new legislature. With the new 2018 Farm Bill, Florida will need a new hemp farming bill. Several are being crafted. Florida farmers and hemp supporters need to watch these bills as they go into committee. Watch and It looks to be a busy session. Committees begin December 11. Deadline for bills is January 25, 2019. Inquiries to

The Healing Rose: Owner of HIA Member The Healing Rose was featured on Boston Channel 5 News. Read the article HERE

Joint Venture Pay: Joint Venture Pay would like to let you know that they have a new program for internet credit card processing for CBD & Hemp businesses. Interchange plus 1.25%. Basically, cost of the transaction by the credit card companies with 1.25% added on. If you would like to know more please contact Michelle Mattice at 518-847-8577 or Renee loved meeting lots of you when she spoke at the HIA Annual conference and she worked hard to get this program for our industry. Don’t forget that we also take a portion of our fees, without adding to yours, and give them a vetted charity of the client’s choice through our “Every Swipe Benefits Charity” program. We also have several other new programs and would love to see what works best for you. Please feel free to visit or their parent company at

Simply Hemp: Simply Hemp Announces Its Official Launch to Make Quality CBD Products Easily Accessible 

Green Classic: Green Classic’s online CBD store based out of Bloomfield Hills, MI, launched in November.

In this rapidly expanding industry, Green Classic is a premium online CBD store dedicated to bringing consumers the most trusted and responsible hemp-derived CBD brands and products together in one place. We carry a wide variety of CBD Tinctures, Capsules, Topicals, Edibles, Vape Products, Concentrates, Isolate, and Pet Products! We only sell American grown and manufactured hemp products with fast and convenient shipping to all 50 states.

Our store website is:


Social media: @greenclassiccbd 

Down on the Farm: 

Down On The Farm provides assistance to farmers with USDA programs. I also assist farmers with third-party certification processes, and develop handbooks and procedures required under the new Food Safety laws and inspections/audits required by buyers of fruit and vegetable growers. In addition, many hemp growers will want and/or need to complete the certification process. I assist with the audit process to ensure farmer’s products are eligible for certified sales by designing the process around your farming operation to allow it to be simple, safe and secure.

For 27 years, I was a USDA employee of the Farm Service Agency – and have been helping farmers for 34 years navigate the government’s certification maze. If you would like to eliminate the burden of weaving through any of these mazes, let my years of experience help you.

Blain Becktold


Xtraction Services: 

Xtraction Services Expands with Two Hemp Facilities in Kentucky

Xtraction Services is excited to announce deployment of its turn-key extraction solutions to two new hemp facilities in Kentucky. The new customers will be extracting in excess of 5.4 million grams of oil a year.

Xtraction Services Closes Oversubscribed Series C Round To Continue Rapid Growth

Xtraction Services ("XS"), an equipment financing company specializing in extraction machines, pre and post processing equipment, and best-in-industry customer service, has oversubscribed its Series C financing round. This is the second time the company has exceeded its fundraising target.

The company's expert approach to the growing legal cannabis and hemp industries has attracted the attention of investors from around the world, including new participants from Australia, Hong Kong, Canada and Germany.

For more information, visit

MedSupply Partners: 

MedSupply Partners- Chad Robinson MS

Account Executive

Alexandria, KY

MSP’s National Goal to become the most trusted Hemp and Marijuana Analyzing/Processing Supplier; started this year in Kentucky

MSP (HQ-Atlanta) is a full-Service lab and cleanroom supplier that expanded into Kentucky 4 years ago.  We have numerous satisfied customers in the hemp processing and testing world.  They are consistently impressed with the personal service, prices, and quality products we deliver.

We carry a complete line of lab/cleanroom consumables (tubes, tips, HPLC solvents, vials, columns, filters, gloves, shoe covers etc) as well as Instruments (pH, moisture meters), and Equipment (Centrifuges, -80 freezers). 

After 15 years in an academic research lab (Univ. of Cincinnati); and 4 with MSP, I am confident we are the most customer-focused supplier in the business.

I am born and raised in Kentucky.  I feel a responsibility to assist the Hemp/CBD Industry.  I do this by providing fast responses to requests; and suppling quality products at affordable pricing. 

My #1 job is to save you time and money.  Let me know what your priorities are, and I will get right on it.

Thank you for your time and have a great Holiday Season.

Find me on Linkedin and Researchgate


Old World Luxuries: 

Lazarus Naturals: 

Lazarus Naturals Assistance Program

Lazarus Naturals was founded on the belief that high-quality CBD products should be accessible to everyone. We are proud to continue our Assistance Program in 2019 and once again offer 40% discounts to veterans, low-income households and individuals on long-term disability. 

Please visit to find out if you’re eligible and learn how to take advantage of this discount. A Lazarus Naturals representative can also answer your questions about the program at (206) 999-0354 or

Badlands Provisions: Check out the Bandlands Provisions Company Profile and visit them online at

Hemp XOCO: 


Don't take off your cowboy hats and spurs just yet. Next step for us is getting #SB116 passed in 2019. 

Call and email your state Representatives as soon as possible and explain to them how urgent it is to pass the bill for Texas farmers to benefit like the rest of the nation. Once farm bill is signed and active January 2019 a whole new world of Hemp will be shaped with Institutional Banks on board, crop insurance, etc. Hemp as an agricultural commodity is the future of Texas farming.

True Leaf Pet: 

True Leaf Supports Effort to Petition FDA

for Hemp-Based Pet Food

Donation of $10,000 to the Hemp Feed Coalition will help

engagement of FDA on new uses of hemp for pets

VERNON, BCDecember 21, 2018 – True Leaf Medicine International Ltd. (“True Leaf” or the “Company”) (CSE: MJ) (OTCQB: TRLFF) (FSE: TLA), a leading global cannabis and hemp wellness brand for pets, today announced the Company has donated $10,000 (USD) to the Hemp Feed Coalition to advance its efforts to engage the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on new uses of hemp for pets.

The announcement comes on the heels of a historic day for hemp. On Thursday, United States President Donald Trump signed a bill making hemp legal in the U.S., creating greater opportunities for hemp farmers and the advancement of hemp production for use in human and animal products.

The Hemp Feed Coalition – which includes True Leaf – is a diverse group of industry stakeholders such as hemp producers, veterinarians, regulatory bodies, retailers, colleges, and universities. Its goal is to obtain U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Center for Veterinary Medicine (FDA-CVM) approval of new uses for hemp grain products in pet food and animal feed. While the Farm Bill legalizes hemp and recognizes it as an agricultural product, the FDA-CVM must still approve new pet products with added hemp.  

The Hemp Feed Coalition is steering hemp grain products through the FDA’s Food Additive Petition process. Each petition approved by the FDA-CVM would open the door for the pet and agriculture industries to use hemp in a variety of formulations in pet food and animal feed.  

“Hemp can play a vital role in helping our pets live happier, healthier lives,” said Darcy Bomford, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of True Leaf. “That’s why we want to engage the FDA, assist the Hemp Feed Coalition through the petition process, and champion this effort for safe and effective hemp-based pet food. It’s all part of our commitment to be the global and trusted cannabis-for-pets brand leader.”

True Leaf made the largest donation to the Hemp Feed Coalition by offering to match the first $10,000 raised by the organization during its campaign at the 2018 Hemp Industries Association Conference. The total $25,500 (USD) raised will directly fund the required clinical trials, and the final submission of a Food Additive Petition to the FDA-CVM in early 2019.

“Through our partnership with True Leaf, we have the potential to revolutionize the hemp and pet industries,” said Hunter Buffington, Executive Director of Colorado Hemp Industries Association. “True Leaf is championing an effort that could bring FDA-approved hemp-based pet food to market for the first time in the United States.”

True Leaf pioneered hemp-seed based pet supplements that provide calming support, promote hip and joint health, and help immune and heart function. The Company’s True Hemp™ line of functional treats, supplement oils, and chew sticks for dogs and cats has gained worldwide popularity and is now sold in more than 2,800 stores across North America and Europe. In the United States, the True Hemp™ line is approved by the National Animal Supplement Council (NASC) – one of the highest-level certifications in the pet industry.

The Hemp Feed Coalition expects to submit its first petition in 2019 which will open the door for hemp seed oil to be used in food for dogs and cats. Next, the Hemp Feed Coalition will prepare a petition for hemp protein powders for use in dog and cat food and start the process for hemp seed in cattle and horse feed. It expects to start the research phase for those petitions next year.

To learn more about the Hemp Feed Coalition, please visit:

Bish Enterprises: 

Farm bill language allows hemp cultivation, what this means for future growers

Hemp farmers wary but hopeful that Nebraska will finally let them plant

Mack & Wyatt: 


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