Hemp and cannabis company NuSachi, Inc. has joined the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA).
The company says engagement with EIHA and its Novel Food Consortium supports NuSachi's mission of providing organic, defined-spectrum hemp products from a vertically integrated and traceable, medical-grade cannabis supply chain.
"The European Industrial Hemp Association is demonstrating bold leadership not only for its region, but also for members like NuSachi worldwide working to realize full benefits of cannabis and its derivatives," said Matt Storey, senior VP of global business development, NuSachi. "EIHA's work is good for the industry and the forthcoming insights are sorely needed to help shape public policy and inform regulatory bodies everywhere to make more responsible decisions around THC thresholds for products derived from the plant."
The EIHA is investing nearly $2 million dollars in its THC study on human beings with trials already underway and preliminary results expected this summer. The outcome of the clinical study, which is being carried out in Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) laboratories, will enable the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) of the United Kingdom to review the current values and determine and establish guidelines for new safe consumption levels of naturally occurring traces of THC in hemp foods and supplements.
While application has been made to the EFSA, the study has already been pre-validated by the FSA and official validation awaits results of the undergoing toxicological studies on both CBD and THC.
"Collaboration with EIHA is a critical step for our company's growth as we've built a medical-grade supply chain for hemp and cannabis and are continuing to develop relationships across the globe with organizations who share similar values for quality products and precision formulations," Storey said.
In addition to EIHA and its Novel Food Consortium, NuSachi is an active member in the American Herbal Products Association and its Diversity & Inclusion, Cannabis and Government Relations Committees; the U.S. Hemp Roundtable Board of Directors and its Law & Science, Diversity and Marketing Committees; the Hemp Industries Association ; the Hemp Alliance of Tennessee Board of Directors; and the Tennessee Growers Coalition.