Joy Beckerman, who has been involved in the hemp industries for over a quarter of a century, is a powerhouse leader in the hemp industry, and she represents Elixinol in our hemp industry memberships and alliances. In addition to being a valuable part of the Elixinol family, she’s also President of the Hemp Industries Association®, Vice President of the U.S. Hemp Authority™, Executive Vice President of the U.S. Hemp Roundtable, and Principal of Hemp Ace International.
After opening the first hemp store in the State of New York in the early 1990s, Joy served as Secretary to the Vermont Hemp Council upon passage of the inaugural Vermont hemp bill in 1996. In mid-1998, she commenced an extensive dual career as a compliance and complex civil litigation paralegal, supporting some of the West Coast’s most distinguished attorneys. She is an internationally respected voice, writer and renowned public speaker on a spectrum of hemp industry and movement subjects, and Joy was named “National Hemp Activist of the Year” in 2014 by the Hemp Industries Association, in addition to other industry accolades for her contributions.