an open letter from the CEO...
March 24th, 2019
“Obstacles are put in your way to see if what you want is really worth fighting for.” - Unknown
Since March 20th, our website has experienced an online payment method “shutdown”, which forced us to put our website on pause. Specifically, due to recent & understated policy changes with Authorize.net, Moolah, Braintree, PayPal, Stripe, and other popular processing companies, we are unable to accept credit cards on our website. The companies listed above are currently terminating contracts with other legal industrial hemp & CBD businesses due to a stance made by their financial institutions - Cannibabe is not alone in this fight.
The obstacles we currently face are rooted from lack of helpful regulations within the hemp industry. While legal in the United States, the hemp industry was given very unclear guidelines and regulations for production when the federal law removed hemp from the controlled substance list (look up the 2018 Farm Bill for more details). We currently have lawyers in California and Washington State pushing the issue with the Federal Government and Department of Agriculture for immediate implementation of clear guidelines, licenses and restrictions for everyone in the hemp industry.
“The hemp industry wants faster rule-making and immediate hemp transportation laws, which were promised under the 2018 Farm Bill. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, said last month that the USDA would postpone review of state hemp plans until the agency had finished the rule-making process for the 2020 season. USDA-Agriculture Marketing Service Administrator Bruce Summers reiterated that the USDA will aim to complete its hemp production regulation by Fall 2019, in time for state to submit their plans for the 2020 Spring hemp planting season. Hemp states like Colorado, Kentucky, and Tennessee offered to help the USDA make national rules, saying that their states rules could be implemented on a national scale - and the agency doesn’t need to reinvent the wheel.” - Laura Drotleff from Hemp Industry Daily.
We have been diligently & tirelessly working on alternative solutions for our loyal Cannibabe customers. While it has been terribly frustrating and discouraging to deal with, we’re not giving up. Cannibabe’s mission is to offer users an effective vegan & organic plant-based alternative to prescription painkillers, other toxic prescription medications and over-the-counter drugs that contain nasty chemical compounds that are alien to nature’s perfect remedies. Our mission is worth fighting for. The healing hemp industry is worth fighting for. Our customers are worth fighting for.
To online payment processors currently shutting down legal CBD businesses, we hope to see you reconsider your decision soon. As a small business, we rely on companies like you to give our customers a seamless ordering experience. We look forward to working with you in the future.
To our loyal customers - we love you. So many of you found us after desperately searching for safe, alternative medication options. Your constant success stories of healing and relief are what drive our Team to continue fighting on. We know so many of you rely on our product to stay healthy and pain-free. While some temporary changes are coming to our site, the quality and purpose of our product remains untouched. We’re forever grateful for you.
In the meantime, we still want you all to enjoy the benefits of Cannibabe. Our online experience has not changed one bit. Simply add your desired products to your cart and after submitting your order, we will contact you with the available offline methods of payment. Orders are not processed or shipped until payment is received.
We sincerely thank you for your patience as we continue to grow with the ever-changing CBD industry. Please contact us with any questions or concerns you may have. Feel free to visit our resource pages too: FAQ & About.
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*please reference entire article written by Laura Drotleff at: https://bit.ly/2JC2x3F