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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.

AHPA Members, if you would like to join this committee, please email the staff contact.

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Recommendations for Regulators

CA Prop 65 Guidance

Committee Meeting Minutes and News

Meeting Minutes

November 9, 2018 Meeting Minutes

Meeting of the Cannabis Committee

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August 29, 2018 Meeting Minutes

Meeting of the Cannabis Committee

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March 8, 2018 Meeting Minutes

Meeting of the Cannabis Committee

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March 9, 2017 Meeting Minutes

Meeting of the Cannabis Committee

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Committee-Related News

6th Canna WEST Summit

AHPA Chief Science Officer Dr. Johnson to present at L.A. event

AHPA Chief Science Officer Holly Johnson, Ph.D. will be speaking on a Cannabis Product Safety panel at the 6th Canna WEST Summit being held in Los Angeles from May 29 to 31.

AHPA urges specificity in OEHHA review of scientific data on cannabis

Scientific review should be specific to route of consumption and part of the plant

In a letter to California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), AHPA strongly recommends that the office ensures that the Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee (DARTIC) sufficiently differentiates between the parts of the cannabis plant and the route of exposure when it reviews scientific literature to determine if certain cannabis articles should be listed under Proposition 65 as causing reproductive toxicity.

AHPA Hemp-CBD Supplement Congress

Register by July 1 and save $50

Registration is now open for the AHPA Hemp-CBD Supplement Congress, a two-day event being held August 15-16, 2019 in downtown Denver at the Crowne Plaza, uniquely focused on the challenges and opportunities for marketing hemp and CBD in dietary supplement products.

Canna WEST Summit

Los Angeles, CA

Now in its 6th chapter, Infocast’s Canna WEST Summit returns with its unique cross-section of policy, health, and technical regulators from dozens of states. These regulators will engage with cannabis operators, testing and quality professionals, and solution providers.

AHPA adopts Guidance Policy on supplements and foods containing hemp and hemp-derived CBD

Supplements or foods that contain hemp or CBD should be manufactured in compliance with applicable federal regulations

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has adopted a new Guidance Policy for dietary supplement and food products that contain hemp and hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) to help ensure the industry complies with existing regulations.

AHPA Events at SupplySide West

Mandalay Bay Convention Center -- Las Vegas

Join AHPA for committee meetings, member reception and the Botanical Congress
USDA Hemp Production Program Listening Session

USDA Hemp Production Program Listening Session

A recording is now available

AHPA participated in the “2018 Farm Bill Listening Session on Domestic Hemp Production Program” conducted by the U.S.Department of Agriculture (USDA) on March 13, 2019. The event provided an opportunity for the agency to receive feedback directly from stakeholders regarding development of new regulations implementing the hemp provisions of the 2018 Farm Bill. The format allowed for registered participants to provide up to three minutes of public comment.
AHPA participates in AOAC Mid-Year Meeting

AHPA participates in AOAC Mid-Year Meeting

Chief Science Officer Holly Johnson, Ph.D., represents members at AOAC

AHPA Chief Science Officer Holly Johnson, Ph.D., represented member interests at the 9th Annual AOAC INTERNATIONAL Midyear Meeting and Analytical Solutions Forum held March 11-14 outside Washington, DC.
AHPA Member Reception at ExpoWest

AHPA Member Reception at ExpoWest

Our way of thanking members for all their invaluable contributions

AHPA Members and their friends attended the 2019 AHPA Member Reception at Natural Products Expo West. This event is AHPA's way of thanking members for all they do to promote the responsible commerce of herbal products.

Revised Hemp-CBD Status Report

How hemp and CBD companies are impacted by passage of the Farm Bill

Congress passed a Farm Bill in 2018 that included historic provisions to legalize hemp, the low THC cultivars of the Cannabis sativa L. species. This landmark legislation changes 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 expanded this Status Report and to answer industry questions about the new legal landscape.

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