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.
for further information on the program and a list of participating companies
and their products.
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Issue #204, 9/28/01
Battle Over Civil Liberties Heats Up as Congress Ponders Anti-Terrorism Act | Help Save Politically Incorrect! | 9th Circuit Under Scrutiny: Supreme Court to Review Public Housing Ruling, Prosecutors Force Circuit to Reconsider Sentencing Ruling | Terror Crackdown on Border Puts Kibosh on Smuggling -- For Now | Student Activism Spurs Appalachian State University Chancellor to Join HEA Drug Provision Repeal Cause | Nevada Medical Marijuana Law Goes Into Effect Next Week, But Program Lacks Funds, Simple Possession Reduced to Misdemeanor | While Reformers Brood, Politicos Make Drug-Terror Connection | Bolivia Forced Eradication Provoking Civil Instability, Indiscriminate Violence by Government Security Forces | Philly Anti-Poverty Group Does "Drug War Reality Tour," More Planned | Hemp Industry Advocates Launch TestPledge Program | Marijuana Prohibition Not Strong Deterrent, Study Says -- Personal Preference and Health Concerns Primary Reasons for Abstention | From the Archives: Better Uses for Law Enforcement Personnel | Action Alerts: John Walters, HEA, Ecstasy Bill, Mandatory Minimums, Medical Marijuana | Job Opportunity: Criminal Justice Policy Foundation, DC | The Reformer's Calendar
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