Do You Know Where Your CBD...?

Do You Know Where Your CBD...?

Do You Know Where Your CBD Comes From?

Has it ever crossed your mind the need to know the origin of your CBD? Well, it is crucial to know where your CBD comes from because it eventually affects the quality of the product you are consuming.

For this reason, The Believe Club has built a strong culture of consistently providing a scalable, sustainable supply of premium CBD. Outstanding quality and unmatched safety standards have been our guiding principle since the inception of The Believe Club.

We have placed a very keen focus on manufacturing exceptionally high-quality cannabis at true global compliance and transparent scale.

Why all this Emphasis on Quality?

The basis of The Believe Club is anchored in the understanding that if you are not producing transparent, compliant CBD at the international food safety standards that mature food and nutraceutical companies currently meet, then you are placing the consumer at risk.

In the same breath, by sourcing CBD from unaccredited suppliers who do not meet these standards, you are placing the consumer at risk. A stance that has also been shared by former FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb in his Washington Post op-ed.

To ensure there is no compromise in quality, regulatory agencies in the U.K. and E.U. mandate food businesses to apply for authorisation of their CBD extracts and isolates to be placed on the GB market using our regulated products application services.

In the U.K. and E.U., if a food business has to apply for authorisation of their CBD extracts and isolates, it has to submit its ‘Novel application’ to The Food and Safety Agency (FSA) for consideration, a move towards compliance.

The FSA requires a toxicological study to be carried out on CBD to create a safety profile that shall then be included in the application.

The application undergoes rigorous scrutiny that takes about a month before being validated, after which it undergoes authorisation to check on the safety and quality of the product. Finally, a list of validated products is published on The Food and Safety Agency (FSA) website.

Despite these tremendous efforts to ensure compliance, our mounting concerns are driven by hemp producers that purchase isolates produced without their oversight, isolates acquired from international sources, and isolates not derived from federally compliant hemp producers like The Believe Club.

Products Produced Without Oversight

As The Believe Club, we are not only interested in the finished CBD product, but we are very keen from the onset, that is farming. We are not just farming but doing it the right way.

Our priority hemp genetics are organically grown on U.S. hemp Authority accredited farms, free from pesticides, herbicides and fungicides contamination.

Our Certified Farming Network operates legally within both the state and federal regulations for Industrial Hemp Production, processing, and product manufacturing per the 2014 farm bill.

Purchasing biomass without continuous oversight during its growing process exposes customers to decisions made on the farm that may not necessarily be detected during the receiving and testing of biomass.

For this reason, therefore, The Believe Club works towards ensuring consistency throughout the production process by visiting our farms twice every week and more frequently towards harvesting.

This ensures no inconsistency throughout the production process since hemp-derived products manufactured with inconsistencies, lacking quality assurance, and quality controls cannot guarantee consistent product quality.

Kentucky is recognised as the natural home of hemp, and we are proud to fill shelves across the world with highly potent hemp-derived products grown in fertile American soils.

Products from International Sources

Since 2014, The Believe Club Farm has understood that hemp is a crop like any other crop. This was reinforced by the 2018 Farm Bill that opened a path for hemp commercialisation that begins at the farm, allowing American farmers to grow the crop legally.

CBD can be sourced internationally, but it comes with a host of problems. First is the misalignment with the intent of the 2018 Farm Bill. The bill aims at allowing American hemp farmers to farm. Sourcing CBD internationally contravenes the basic spirit of the bill.

Secondly is the legal aspect. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) does not allow the importation of floral material and its derivatives. This can land you into problems.

Lastly, there is a greater concern on quality compromise of CBD sourced from China and other nations, often having byproducts and residual biological constituents that harm consumer health.

With this in mind, we have consistently attained leading international food and supplement production standards. We understand that food has production standardseven when input crops do not.

All this has been enabled by our stringent quality assurance standards tracing our hemp from the farm to the finished product.

CBD Not Sourced From A Federally Compliant Hemp Producer

Sourcing raw materials from unknown providers offer little or no certainty that the grower has followed the available federal guidelines. Therefore, producers are strongly advised to source from a federally and state-compliant farm.

Our farm, The Believe Club Farm, is sanctioned and permitted by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Industrial Hemp Pilot Program in accordance with section 7606 of the 2014 Federal Farm Bill- we are fully compliant.

Compliance in farming and production is not a marketing message- it is a federal requirement and the core value of The Believe Club.

It is important to note that CBD isolate must be derived from federally legal hemp in state-sanctioned programs, extracted from cannabis plants with less than 0.3% THC levels.

We believe it is necessary for federally compliant brands to source solely from compliant scaled American hemp producers. This approach has been emphasied by FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb, Principal Associate Commissioner for Policy Lowell Schiller, and Principal Deputy Commissioner for Food and Drugs Dr. Amy P . Abernethy.

The Believe Club CBD Is:

The Believe Club CBD is a certified brand that has emerged from Kentucky with poise and prowess. Kentucky can confess that our Our Certified Farming Network has grown at a healthy pace in the state, with fields stretching from Central to West Kentucky across nearly 60 family farms.

The farm has triggered massive economic impact by employing hundreds of Kentuckians while distributing millions to families and businesses across the state.

That notwithstanding, the farm has injected nearly $ 300 million of economic impact to the state. By design, we have attracted small and middle-sized farmers to be part of this iconic journey.

This was a plan from the beginning- to make cannabidiol widely available while delivering social, economic, and environmental good to communities that make it possible.

The good news is that, we are not stopping at it because we are bringing our model to the world with farming partners in New York, Alabama, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Uruguay.

To achieve this is not easy. This business requires the best of us to give our best, especially in the most challenging circumstances. Our business, like all other businesses, do experience challenges and hiccups. We are committed to overcoming the same way champions do- with class, grace, and dedication to a cause greater than ourselves. To the many that support our mission- We thank you.

In conclusion, our Believe Club CBD is:
  • From hemp legally produced in a state-sanctioned program with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s and Industrial Hemp Pilot Program, and federally compliant with section 7606 of the 2014 Farm Bill.
  • Grown in the U.S. on accredited family farms under the oversight of The Believe Club Farm Certified Farming Network.
  • Grown with proprietary low- THC, high - CBD hemp genetics.
  • Processed and manufactured in FDA registered and inspected facilities, systems, and processes.
  • Verified origin and chain of custody throughout the vertically integrated supply chain.
  • Audited and accredited against;
  • Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP)
  • BRC Global Standard for Food Safety (BRC)
  • Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HAACP)
  • Hazard Analysis & Risk Based Preventative Controls (HARPC)
  • Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

We are committed to being stewards of the hemp industry and leading by example as a triple-bottom-line organization. As the industry continues to grow, we will remain focused on identifying trends and pain points in the marketplace to ensure customers and people new to CBD products are communicated to with honesty and respect.

We remain excited about the market opportunity that cannabis provides companies like ours. That said, we always have and always will place purpose over profit.