AHPA Webinar: Hemp Lexicon Clarifies Key Botanical Terms

AHPA Webinar: Hemp Lexicon Clarifies Key Botanical Terms

September 1, 2021 - 1-3pm ET

Published: Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Event date: 9/1/2021 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Export event

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has published a Hemp Lexicon intended to support the standardization of the terminology used in the cultivation, processing, manufacturing, and labeling of hemp and products derived from hemp as defined in U.S. federal law. The Lexicon is a reference tool for the hemp industry as well as federal, state, tribal, and other jurisdictions that oversee the hemp industry to provide guidance and encourage clear, consistent communication. The definitions in the Lexicon also provide consumers with a common understanding of the diverse terms used in the description, marketing, and labeling of hemp products as well.

The Lexicon was developed by a working group of the AHPA Cannabis Committee and included hemp growers, manufacturers, processors, and product marketers who use this terminology in their operations and communications. Many of the terms in this Lexicon have been long established in other AHPA documents, and 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. Where current hemp industry usage of specific terms for marketing purposes differs from the long-established botanical industry definitions, the Lexicon acknowledges those differences and recommends alternate terminology that may be integrated by the hemp industry as it matures. These alternate terms are provided with the long-term goals of achieving consistency within the industry and of establishing a common consumer understanding of hemp product labeling. AHPA strongly encourages the hemp industry to utilize terminology consistent with established botanical industry usage whenever possible.

Please join us for a webinar on September 1 where 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
  • Provide FDA’s perspective on standardized terminology

Click here to submit questions BEFORE the webinar so presenters can address YOUR ISSUES during their presentation. A Q&A session will follow the speaker presentations to provide the speakers an opportunity to answer specific questions submitted in advance.


  • Michael McGuffin, President, American Herbal Products Association (AHPA)
  • Patricia Kim, Esq., Legal Counsel, Papa & Barkley Essentials, LLC
  • Debby Miran, Consultant, Miran Consulting, Inc.; Former Commissioner on Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission


  • Presenter slides
  • Presenter biographies


  • Members: $0
  • Non-Members: $199

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