Green Compass Founders Meredith and Sterling Cook joined the U.S. Hemp Roundtable (USHR), a bipartisan coalition of organizations that advocate for science-driven, equitable and inclusive laws and regulation for the hemp industry.
The company, which joined the USHR Board of Directors in early 2023, is committed to making clean-label, fully traceable and sustainable products and owns all of its R&D, extraction capabilities, formulations and manufacturing.
The Cooks spent time on the Hill meeting with members of Congress to advocate for the Regulate CBD Now campaign, which includes the bills Hemp and Hemp-Derived CBD Consumer Protection and Market Stabilization Act, Hemp Access and Consumer Safety Act, and CBD Product Safety and Standardization Act, which would establish a regulatory framework to make sure CBD products and other non-intoxicating hemp ingredients can be lawfully marketed. It would also require CBD products and hemp extract product manufacturers to comply with existing regulatory frameworks.
“We are excited to participate in the democratic process and advocate for better, stronger standards across the industry, which would ensure that all hemp-based products in the marketplace are clean and safe,” said Meredith Cook, Green Compass President. “These advocacy efforts here in D.C.—alongside our passionate peers—are important not only to Sterling and me, but also to the thousands of dedicated Green Compass Advocates who educate their communities on the power of hemp and sell our products.”