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August 6, 2020

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Hemp Collective podcast episode 7: Quality supply chains, critical operations for a quality industry

Hemp Collective · Episode 6: Quality supply chains, critical operations for a quality industry

Building a quality hemp CBD industry means assurance that supply chains are meeting the highest standards. Cultivation, seeds, raw material handling, extractions processes and manufacturing must all meet specification and GMPs. In an environment where FDA regulatory compliance is not absolutely clear, quality producers need to be flexible and attentive, where production and documentation, specifications, purity, identity and potency requirements must adhere to understood standards of other industries while the regulations take form. We spoke with Beneficial Blends CEO Erin Meagher and Bluebird Botanicals' Dave Sommer about the challenges and opportunities with hemp CBD production and quality in an evolving landscape. 

During this episode, we explore: 

  • Breaking down hemp CBD production quality into a four-pronged approach—from farm to extract. 

  • That providing transparency, chain of custody testing and required documentation through the entire production process is not optional, it's necessary.

  • On staying ahead by staying on the right side of regulations, or where we believe they will land, and being ready to adapt.

  • Why social impact and fair trade practices are part of a quality industry.

"You need to be flexible. In this constantly changing space, if you set your sights on being on the right side of regulations, quality and transparency, you will be in for the long haul and come out ahead." – Erin Meagher, CEO, Beneficial Blends



Erin Meagher, CEO, Beneficial Blends
Dave Sommer, Senior Director of Operations, Bluebird Botanicals 

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