The impact of the Coronavirus has not changed Cornbread Hemp’s commitment and ability to serve our customers and retailers with the only USDA certified organic CBD products from Kentucky. Now more than ever, Americans need their CBD, and Cornbread Hemp is here to help. Here are a few questions we have received since social distancing became the new normal.
Are Cornbread Hemp products safe during the COVID-19 outbreak?
Yes. Our hemp is grown on certified organic farms in Kentucky, and our full spectrum hemp extract is processed in a certified organic facility with the highest standards of cleanliness. Having the USDA organic seal of approval on our CBD oils means that an independent third party has audited the entire supply chain for pesticides, fertilizers, and anything else that is not certified organic. This ensures we have a trustworthy end product that our customers can enjoy no matter what is going on in the world around them.
How is Cornbread Hemp responding to the Coronavirus pandemic?
We take the health and wellness of our family of customers and retailers very seriously. Many of our customers have serious health conditions and/or compromised immune systems. With these customers in mind, we had already taken great care to ensure our entire supply chain is free of any contamination through the organic certification process.
In response to the COVID-19 coronavirus, we have increased our already high level of care to follow the CDC’s new guidelines. We are doing everything we can to safeguard both our employees and our customers.
In response to direction from Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear, Cornbread Hemp has asked all non-essential staff to work from home. Our warehouse and fulfillment center in Louisville remains open to sustain customer access to products purchased online at CornbreadHemp.com.
What is the role of CBD in a time of national crisis?
During World War 2, hemp farmers were enlisted with the “Hemp for Victory” campaign to grow hemp for the war effort. Today, Cornbread Hemp takes our role as a provider of CBD just as seriously.
In a time of deep national anxiety, Cornbread Hemp is ready to do our part to help relieve that anxiety as best we can. By shipping our products directly to our customers’ doorsteps, that alone relieves the anxiety of going to a crowded supermarket or pharmacy to buy CBD products.
Some less reputable CBD brands have suggested that CBD could help prevent the COVID-19 coronavirus. These claims are false and should be reported to the FDA. We have published blog posts authored by our resident pharmacist, Dr. Leslie Mudd, DPharm, to shoot down these claims. Also, don’t buy CBD hand sanitizer.
We also published a blog post to point out that hemp is considered a vital crop, according to the Defense Production Act of 1950, which is a law that could be triggered to marshal national support for recovering from the coronavirus crisis. If the federal government acknowledges the reality that hemp is an element of essential critical infrastructure, then the entire CBD supply chain should be protected for the duration of this crisis.
Will shipping operations be affected at Cornbread Hemp?
No. Our warehouse is vital to our mission as many CBD retailers have been forced to temporarily close. Cornbread Hemp is still available for sale at groceries, health food stores, and pharmacies deemed to be essential services during this time of crisis. Check our store locator to find our retailer nearest you. For customers not near our retailers, CornbreadHemp.com is their most trusted source for USDA certified organic CBD products.
Our warehouse has always taken extra care to maintain cleanliness for the safety of our customers. Since the impact of the Coronavirus, we have instituted additional precautions to ensure packages reach you safely:
- Increased frequency of cleaning with CDC-approved disinfectants
- Disinfecting all packing stations where orders are handled
- All fulfillment staff wear gloves while packing boxes
What is Cornbread Hemp doing to support the community?
We are offering free shipping to online customers until we get a nationwide all-clear — no matter how long it takes. We are also working to implement a $0-down payment plan to help finance orders for customers having trouble affording CBD products at this time.
We will continue to update this post as new information arises.