AHPA Hosting Webinar on its Hemp Lexicon

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Virtual—The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) is hosting a webinar regarding its Hemp Lexicon, according to a press release.

The Lexicon, published in April, is intended to support the standardization of the terminology used in the cultivation, processing, manufacturing, and labeling of hemp and products derived from hemp. Its intended use is as a reference tool for the hemp industry as well as federal, state, tribal, and other jurisdictions that oversee the hemp industry, in order to encourage clear, consistent communication.

A press release regarding the Lexicon notes that many of the terms it defines have been long established in other AHPA documents. Many of the definitions were developed and implemented by AHPA in consultation with a group of global botanical experts, and are harmonized with or have been adopted by other national governments and regulatory bodies.

The Lexicon was developed by a working group of the AHPA Cannabis Committee and included hemp growers, manufacturers, processors, and product marketers.

Speaking on the topic, Asa Waldstein, Chair of the Cannabis Committee, stated: “As the hemp industry continues to expand, all hemp stakeholders will benefit from the standard terminology established in the Lexicon. Development of the AHPA Hemp Lexicon marks another important milestone in the accomplishments of the AHPA Cannabis Committee in its over 10-year history of work.”

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The webinar will take place on September 1. Presenters will:

  • Provide historical background on the long-established use of botanicals as it relates to the Hemp Lexicon;
  • Speak to the importance of establishing standardized terminology as new hemp regulations emerge; and
  • Provide FDA’s perspective on standardized terminology.

AHPA is requesting that attendees email questions to nweaver@ahpa.org before the webinar, so that presenters can address these issues during the presentation. A Q&A session will follow the speaker presentations.

The webinar costs $199 for non-members, and is free for members.