COLORADO: Elixinol announced Joy Beckerman’s appointment to Elixinol’s team starting January 1, 2019.
In Beckerman’s role as Regulatory Officer and Industry Liaison, she will advise Elixinol’s executive team on the industry’s changes and ensure Elixinol’s practices continue to meet or exceed the requirements of hemp’s dynamic regulatory framework following the 2018 Farm Bill which federally legalized hemp. In addition, Beckerman will represent Elixinol in national and regional cannabis and hemp industry alliances and memberships, including the Hemp Industries Association, the National Hemp Association, Vote Hemp, and sharing Elixinol’s representation with Gabriel Ettenson at the U.S. Hemp Roundtable.
“We’re proud to announce Joy is joining Elixinol. Joy’s contributions to the U.S. hemp industry, and her decades of advocacy, policy, and regulatory insight, are significant for their longevity, knowledge, and passion,” said Gabriel Ettenson, President, Elixinol.
“We know Joy will be a valuable team member as Elixinol continues to lead the industry with the highest of standards,” he continued.
Beckerman’s extensive industry influence and experience has redefined hemp industry standards and advocacy and will ensure that Elixinol remains an industry leader and leads the hemp industry’s development in best practices and regulatory adherence.
In addition to serving as President of the Hemp Industries Association, a non-profit trade association founded in 1994 that represents over 1,200 hemp farmers and business members in the U.S., Beckerman is also Vice President of the U.S. Hemp Authority, which created the first certification seal program for hemp industry Current Good Manufacturing Practices and Good Agricultural Practices. She also serves as National Board Member for NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws). Most recently, Beckerman has served multiple clients as Principal of Hemp Ace International, a New York-based consulting, legal support, and expert witness firm serving the global hemp community. Beckerman’s extensive background in compliance and complex civil litigation support includes high profile corporate cases and multiple multi-million-dollar civil lawsuits.
As a hemp industry leader and internationally renowned educator and public speaker, Beckerman has received accolades from industry organizations for her contributions, including earning her the 2014 “National Hemp Activist of the Year” award from the Hemp Industries Association.
“I appreciate Elixinol’s ‘Do Good, Be Good,’ philosophy which is actively demonstrated through their seed-to-sale quality standards and widely acknowledged support for the important work undertaken by non-profits,” said Beckerman.
“Elixinol has already been a leading voice on regulatory, legal, and manufacturing standards and I look forward to the continued advancement of U.S. hemp and Elixinol’s advocacy and industry leadership,” she continued.
Beckerman will report to Elixinol President Gabriel Ettenson. She will remain on the Boards of leading industry institutions and continue to speak around the globe on hemp’s future and the U.S. regulatory environment.