Joy Beckerman

1st January, 1970

Joy Beckerman

I am the Principal at Hemp Ace International (, a Seattle-based consulting, legal support, and expert witness firm serving the global community; as well as the Regulatory Officer & Industry Liaison for Elixinol™ (, an international leader in superior quality hemp extract and CBD products; Co-Founder and Senior Advisor to Colorado Hemp Works (, America’s first post-prohibition hemp grain processing facility; and host of the popular podcast Hemp Barons.

Among many non-profit leadership roles, I am Executive Vice President of the U.S. Hemp Roundtable ( on behalf of Elixinol, wherein I also serve as Chair of the Federal Lobbying Committee; as well as Vice President of the U.S. Hemp Authority™ (, which created the first independent, third-party verified Certification Program for the hemp dietary supplement, food, and cosmetic industries. In addition to serving as an expert witness in both criminal and administrative matters, I am also The Seminar Group’s National Hemp Continuing Legal Education Co-Chair.

After opening the first hemp store in the State of New York in the early 1990’s, I served as Secretary to the Vermont Hemp Council upon passage of the inaugural Vermont hemp bill in 1996. In mid-1998, I commenced an extensive dual career as a compliance and complex civil litigation paralegal, supporting some of the West Coast’s most distinguished attorneys. I speak internationally on a spectrum of hemp and Cannabis subjects and have presented at continuing legal education seminars and at numerous colleges, universities, and conferences over the last nearly quarter of a century.


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