GenCanna Partners With ValidCare

Innovating Through Data

 
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Federal regulators have called for better data on each aspect of the new hemp industry as they establish formal standards and systems. This market is evolving rapidly, and in order to continue driving innovation in our operations, it is imperative we analyze every data set available to us — from plants to products. Whether it is agricultural practices, product compliance, or product efficacy, data-driven standards are required to instill consumer confidence.

It is for these reasons, as well as a shared ethos and value system, that we partnered with ValidCare to measure the benefits of CBD products globally. This model gives us the ability to derive real-time insights from patients and consumers, enabling a better understanding of the benefits of CBD. Building this foundational data set for consumer behavior with hemp-derived CBD products allows for more nuanced insight into products and markets, but also creates a hub for education and the advancement of scientific and commercial efforts.

 
 
The industry as a whole needs additional standards and accreditations to create a quality management system. As stewards of the industry, we’re here to make product available in a sustainable fashion, so people can have good experiences at the consumer level. That’s just not possible when you have adulterated product, dirty product or product that doesn’t meet specifications, no matter the price. It’s extremely important to us at GenCanna and we hope to be able to continue to inform industry legislation and regulation through partnerships like this one and others.
— Chris Stubbs, Chief Science Officer, GenCanna Global
 
 

The call for legitimate market data is not just from CBD brands and users, it is a necessity for the federal regulatory decision making process regarding the legality of hemp-derived products. As a consumer protection agency tasked with protecting and promoting public health, it is imperative the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) glean insight and direction from real user data, not theory and sales figures. FDA Principal Associate Commissioner for Policy, Lowell Schiller, recently addressed this need at the 2019 Hemp Business Summit:

 
 
That’s why early on at FDA, we recognized that if we were going to make wise and informed scientific decisions about cannabidiol, we would have to start focusing on a different CBD: Collect Better Data. We want to learn as much as we can, as quickly as we can, to support informed and efficient decision making. If there are data or studies that are relevant to the safety of particular uses of CBD, we want to see them. And if there are gaps in our knowledge, we want to understand how big those gaps are and what can be done – by us and by others – to start filling them.
— Lowell Schiller, FDA Principal Associate Commissioner for Policy
 
 

The FDA clearly recognizes the public interest in hemp-derived products, particularly CBD. As this industry is new, there are unanswered questions about the safety and quality of CBD products on shelves. The lack of clarity in the CBD marketplace on product efficacy has created a scenario allowing bad actors to take advantage of consumers. The FDA is working to answer these concerns and establish formal regulations with input from the public and anecdotal data. 

Strategic alliance is a core principle of ours, which is why we collaborate with the world's best and brightest across industries and business sectors to deepen our industry acumen and expand our thought leadership. While our farming, science and compliance efforts are well known, it is our commitment to innovation in the arterial aspects of the hemp industry like data analysis and technology integration that defines our leadership position in the space.

 
 
We see ValidCare as a critical platform in enabling a quantifiable, deep understanding of the impact of CBD products produced and consumed both legally and safely. This partnership is essential in paving the path forward to providing CBD to the millions of people who need it. At GenCanna, we are committed to further understanding and expanding cannabinoid use across consumer platforms. Unfortunately, today there is still a limited understanding within the cannabis industry about the full capabilities of the plant. We believe this partnership will be critical in expanding that understanding while driving the market toward proper usage.
— Matty Mangone-Miranda, CEO of GenCanna
 
 

Together with ValidCare, we’re paving the path forward by providing insights on the efficacy of CBD to the millions of people who need it. 

Learn more about ValidCare and their app CBD+Me, visit www.ValidCare.com.

 
 
 
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