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Our Mission

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) is the national trade association and voice of the herbal products industry. Founded in 1982, AHPA's mission is to promote the responsible commerce of herbal products to ensure that consumers continue to enjoy informed access to a wide variety of herbal goods.

Our Expertise

AHPA has particular expertise on the history, science, and regulation of botanicals while its work also has significant influence on non-herbal dietary supplements. Similarly, AHPA expends its resources on issues in the U.S. marketplace and in the international arena, wherever member interests are served.

Our Members

AHPA is comprised of more than 350 domestic and international companies conducting business as growers, processors, manufacturers, and marketers of herbs and herbal products. AHPA members’ herbal products are in tea, beverage, dietary supplement, sports nutrition, personal care, pet and other product categories. AHPA membership also includes individuals, companies and organizations who serve the industry, including consultants, attorneys, media, researchers, educators, and medical professionals.

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AHPA Press Releases and Updates for the Media

Greenfield Grant for Cannabis & Hemp

Winner will be announced at the Marijuana Business Convention & Expo in Las Vegas

InstantGMP, Inc. in conjunction with the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), California Cannabis Industry Association (CCIA), and the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) are happy to announce the 2019 Greenfield Grant – the only contest in the cannabis, CBD, and hemp markets that helps companies become industry superstars. Crowning of the winner will be at the Marijuana Business Convention & Expo in Las Vegas.
More than 30 AHPA members and staff participate in the 2019 Day on the Hill

More than 30 AHPA members and staff participate in the 2019 Day on the Hill

AHPA partners with CRN, CHPA and UNPA to produce this unique advocacy opportunity

More than 30 AHPA member company executives—including company presidents, regulatory experts, and government relations executives—with a vested interest in legislative activity in Congress—flew in from across the nation, for a full day of networking and discussions with members of Congress and their staff. 

AHPA presents at 2019 NIH ODS Dietary Supplement Research Practicum

AHPA presents at 2019 NIH ODS Dietary Supplement Research Practicum

Dr. Zimmermann highlights industry actions to ensure safe and high-quality herbal supplements to medical professionals and researchers

AHPA Chief Information Analyst Merle Zimmermann, Ph.D. presented last week at the Mary Frances Picciano Dietary Supplement Research Practicum held by the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus in Bethesda, MD.
AHPA President Michael McGuffin urges FDA to use existing authority to create legal pathway for CBD products

AHPA President Michael McGuffin urges FDA to use existing authority to create legal pathway for CBD products

McGuffin recommends FDA issue interim final rule with an accelerated effective date

American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) President Michael McGuffin urged the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to use existing authority to quickly create a lawful pathway -- including considering issuing a interim final rule -- for marketing of cannabidiol (CBD)-containing supplements and foods at a public meeting held by FDA in Silver Spring, MD.

April-May 2019 AHPA Report: Sustainability for TCM, Annual Report, IADSA, CBD Guidance and more

AHPA Members, Log in to access the AHPA Report

The April-May AHPA Report includes strategies for TCM sustainability, legal and regulatory updates, recent AHPA news and advocacy and much more.

AHPA staff and members present at regulatory summit, USP, FDA-CFSAN and more

AHPA staff and members present at regulatory summit, USP, FDA-CFSAN and more

AHPA provides expertise in hemp-CBD, regulatory initiatives, pesticide residues, NDIs and food allergens

U.S. increases and proposes expansion of tariffs on Chinese imports

China announces additional tariffs on any plant mainly used as a spice

The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced on May 9 that it increased tariffs on approximately $200 billion worth of Chinese imports initially identified in September 2018 from 10 percent to 25 percent.

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.

Proposition 65 definition of 'nickel (soluble compounds)' posted

OEHHA action may require warnings by Oct. 26, 2019

California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) on May 2, 2019 posted a definition of “nickel (soluble compounds)” to clarify the scope of the agency’s listing last October of these compounds as chemicals known to the state to cause reproductive toxicity for purposes of Proposition 65.

AHPA Hemp-CBD Supplement Congress

First event to focus on challenges and opportunities for marketing hemp and CBD in dietary supplement products

This unique, two-day Hemp-CBD Supplement Congress will provide critical information for companies navigating the rapidly evolving legal, regulatory and financial landscapes to manufacture and market dietary supplement products with hemp or hemp-derived ingredients including cannabidiol (CBD).
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2019 Annual Fund Sponsors

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