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Cannabis Committee

Chairperson: (Currently open)

Staff Contact: Jane Wilson

Committee Purpose: To address issues related to the safe use and responsible commerce of legally-marketed products derived from Cannabis species.

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AHPA issues Status Report and schedules webinar on hemp and CBD after Farm Bill passage

Farm bill includes provisions to legalize hemp

Congress passed yesterday a Farm Bill that includes historic provisions that will legalize hemp, the low THC cultivars of the Cannabis sativa L. species. This landmark legislation will change how hemp and hemp-derived products like cannabidiol (CBD) are regulated in the U.S. To help the herbal products industry understand the new regulatory landscape, AHPA has produced a Status Report and has scheduled a webinars to answer industry questions.

AHPA President presents at SOHO Expo World of Hemp Forum

McGuffin provides overview of federal legal issues for hemp and hemp-derived products

AHPA President Michael McGuffin on Friday provided an overview of federal legal issues for hemp and hemp-derived products at the World of Hemp Forum held at the annual SOHO Expo in Orlando, FL.

November 9, 2018 Meeting Minutes

Meeting of the Cannabis Committee

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AHPA Chief Science Officer presents at Hemp Industries Association 25th Annual Conference

AHPA Chief Science Officer presents at Hemp Industries Association 25th Annual Conference

Dr. Johnson discusses quality standards for farmers, formulators, and finished product manufacturers

AHPA Chief Science Officer Dr. Holly Johnson discussed quality standards for hemp farmers, formulators, and finished product manufacturers at the Hemp Industries Association (HIA) 25th Annual Conference held Nov. 2-5 in Los Angeles.

Hemp industry leaders urge Farm Bill conferees to modify and support Farm Bill provision to legalize U.S. hemp farming

Provision to ban drug felons from participating in hemp production should be removed

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Leading hemp industry advocates collaborated to urge Farm Bill conferees to finalize and pass the Farm Bill to modify and support a provision that would legalize hemp farming in the U.S.

AHPA Chief Science Officer presents at Hemp and CBD Summit

Dr. Johnson urges industry to act as though it is already regulated

AHPA Chief Science Officer Holly Johnson, Ph.D., presented at the Natural Products Expo East Hemp and CBD Summit on Sept. 12 in Baltimore, Maryland. The summit was sponsored by AHPA member companies pioneering the hemp space, including CV Sciences and Charlotte’s Web by the Stanley Brothers.

August 29, 2018 Meeting Minutes

Meeting of the Cannabis Committee

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AHPA advocates for inclusion of the Hemp Production amendment in the 2018 Farm Bill

AHPA encourages Senate and House conferees to remove unnecessary restriction in conference

AHPA strongly supports inclusion of the provisions of the Hemp Farming Act of 2018 in the Farm Bill, as included in the version passed by the Senate on June 28, 2018, and notes that similar language is not included in the House version of this legislation (H.R. 2).
AHPA Presents at Canna West 2018

AHPA Presents at Canna West 2018

AHPA Chief Science Officer Dr. Johnson highlights AHPA resources for the cannabis industry

AHPA Chief Science Officer Holly Johnson, Ph.D., participated in a panel discussion yesterday on testing and labeling standards for cannabis products to increase product safety and decrease producers’ liability at Canna West 2018 held in Los Angeles.

AHPA endorses the Hemp Farming Act of 2018

AHPA Board adopts policy to support any state or federal efforts to decriminalize hemp

AHPA is endorsing federal legislation recently introduced to decriminalize hemp and the AHPA Board of Trustees has adopted a policy for the association to support any future state or federal legislation to decriminalize the plant and all its derivatives.
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