Hemp Industry Advocates Launch "TestPledge" Program 9/28/01

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Vote Hemp, the Hemp Industries Association (HIA) and various leading manufacturers of shelled hempseed and oil products in North America have joined to initiate the TestPledge program. TestPledge lays out standards for quality control measures based on rigorous scientific studies, designed to limit the amount of trace residual THC in shelled hempseed and oil. TestPledge was created to address the concerns of consumers and others over the possibility that food or body care products made with hemp could cause false positives in drug tests for marijuana (THC).

TestPledge operates through an honor system, in which companies pledge to uphold the program's standards. Twenty such companies have already signed on.

Visit http://www.TestPledge.com for further information on the program and a list of participating companies and their products.

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