In 1986, California voters approved an initiative to address their growing concerns about exposure to toxic chemicals. That initiative became the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, better known by its original name of Proposition 65. Proposition 65 requires the State to publish a list of chemicals known to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm. This list, which must be updated at least once a year, has grown to include approximately 800 chemicals since it was first published in 1987.
Proposition 65 requires businesses to notify Californians about significant amounts of chemicals in the products they purchase, in their homes or workplaces, or that are released into the environment. By providing this information, Proposition 65 enables Californians to make informed decisions about protecting themselves from exposure to these chemicals. Proposition 65 also prohibits California businesses from knowingly discharging significant amounts of listed chemicals into sources of drinking water.
The list contains a wide range of naturally occurring and synthetic chemicals that are known to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm. These chemicals include additives or ingredients in pesticides, common household products, food, drugs, dyes, or solvents. Listed chemicals may also be used in manufacturing and construction, or they may be byproducts of chemical processes, such as motor vehicle exhaust.[/col] [/row] [row] [col span__sm=”12″] [accordion title=”Comfort Leaf proudly complies with all existing guidelines, including:”] [accordion-item title=”We display the Warning Label on all of our products”]
The California Proposition 65 Statement Warning should be visible on all of Comfort Leaf's product box and labels.
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Warning: Consuming this product can expose you to chemicals including beta-myrcene, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, and n-hexane, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Consuming our products can expose you to chemicals including beta-myrcene, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, and n-hexane, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.[row_inner h_align=”center”] [col_inner span=”10″ span__sm=”12″]
- Myrcene, or beta-myrcene, is an olefinic natural organic hydrocarbon. It is more precisely classified as a monoterpene. Monoterpenes are dimers of isoprenoid precursors, and myrcene is a significant component of the essential oil of several plants, including bay, cannabis, and hops.
- n-Hexane is a colorless liquid. Pure n-Hexane is used in laboratories. Most of the n-Hexane used in industry is mixed with similar chemicals called solvents. The major use for solvents containing n-Hexane is to extract oils from crops such as soybeans, hemp and crop alike.
Why is this: Our Farming partners GenCanna Global USA, Inc manufactures Comfort Leaf's food ingredients that include crystalline cannabidiol isolate as well as bulk liquid emulsions in THC-Free and full spectrum(0.3% THC or less) extract homogenized in carrier oils. All final products utilizing GenCanna Global USA, Inc ingredients sold in the state of California is recommended to display a clear label warning to their customers.[/accordion-item] [accordion-item title=”Explaining why this is used in our products”]
Our Farming partners GenCanna Global USA, Inc manufactures Comfort Leaf's food ingredients that include crystalline cannabidiol isolate as well as bulk liquid emulsions in THC-Free and full spectrum(0.3% THC or less) extract homogenized in carrier oils.
All final products utilizing GenCanna Global USA, Inc ingredients sold in the state of California is recommended to display a clear label warning to their customers.
You can learn from our illustrated infographic about the process of making CBD on this page.[/accordion-item] [accordion-item title=”Should you be worried?”]
We always recommend consulting with a Doctor before use if you have a serious medical condition or use prescription medications. A Doctor's advice should be sought before using this and any supplemental dietary products.
Our Farming Partners at GenCanna Global, Inc and Comfort Leaf believe if we are not producing CBD products at the international food safety standards that modern food and nutraceutical companies currently meet, then we are placing our customers at risk. All our hemp-derived products are subject to stringent internal and 3rd-party compliance and quality testing measures.[row_inner] [col_inner span__sm=”12″]
- FDA Registered Facility #1336492: An FDA registered facility allows the FDA the option to audit the manufacturing practices, document retention, and recall procedures of a facility. GenCanna is current with its inspections and audits.
- BRC Food Safety Certificated: GenCanna is audited and accredited against the BRC Issue 8 Standard for food safety. Brand Reputation Compliance (established 1998), formally referred to as British Retail Consortium is a globally benchmarked standard recognized under the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). The BRC is the most rigorous GFSI audit scheme.
- GMP System Certification: GenCanna is audited and accredited against Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP). These standards are required to meet the guidelines recommended by agencies that control the authorization and licensing of the manufacture and sale of food and beverages, cosmetics and supplements. These guidelines provide minimum requirements that a manufacturer must meet to assure that their products are consistently high in quality, from batch to batch, for their intended use.
- Comfort Leaf utilized GPP: The vertically-integrated GenCanna Production Platform™ (GPP) is a novel set of standards, processes, and best practices that delivers premium hemp-derived CBD products at scale. The GPP ensures compliance, sustainability and chain of custody from farm to finished product.
- We're approved by The U.S. Hemp Authority™: This is a Certification Program that has set the industry to high standards, best practices and self-regulation, thereby giving confidence to consumers and law enforcement that hemp products are safe, and legal. In an effort led by the U.S. Hemp Roundtable, industry leading firms, top-tier testing laboratories, and quality assessors developed comprehensive guidance for growers and processors of hemp.
Businesses are required to provide a “clear and reasonable“ warning before knowingly and intentionally exposing anyone to a listed chemical.
This warning can be given by a variety of means, such as by labeling a consumer product, posting signs at the workplace, distributing notices at a rental housing complex, or publishing notices in a newspaper.
Comfort Leaf provides our customers with peace of mind by placing a clear warning statement on all of our products, but also by using a unique QR code which directs our customers to our lab results, a complete prop 65 statement, list of ingredients and other relevant information to maintain complete transparency for all of our products. In doing so Comfort Leaf stays compliant, safe and we are positioning our company to be in business for many years to come.[/col] [/row] [/section] [section] [row] [col span__sm=”12″]
What does a Prop 65 warning mean?
For chemicals that are listed as causing cancer, the “no significant risk level” is defined as the level of exposure that would result in not more than one excess case of cancer in 100,000 individuals exposed to the chemical over a 70-year lifetime. In other words, a person exposed to the chemical at the “no significant risk level” for 70 years would not have more than a “one in 100,000” chance of developing cancer as a result of that exposure.
For chemicals that are listed as causing birth defects or reproductive harm, the “no observable effect level” is determined by identifying the level of exposure that has been shown to not pose any harm to humans or laboratory animals. Proposition 65 then requires this “no observable effect level” to be divided by 1,000 in order to provide an ample margin of safety. Businesses subject to Proposition 65 are required to provide a warning if they cause exposures to chemicals listed as causing birth defects or reproductive harm that exceed 1/1000th of the “no observable effect level.”[/col] [/row] [/section] [section] [row] [col span__sm=”12″ align=”left”]
Where can I get more information on Proposition 65?
For general information on the Proposition 65 list of chemicals, you may contact OEHHA's Proposition 65 program at (916) 445-6900, or visit the Proposition 65 page. For enforcement information, contact the California Attorney General's Office at (510) 622-2160, or visit https://oag.ca.gov/prop65[/col] [/row] [/section]