AHPA publishes updated Hemp Lexicon
August 24, 2022
The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has published an updated Hemp Lexicon to further support the standardization of terminology used in the cultivation, processing, manufacturing, and labeling of hemp and products derived from hemp as defined in U.S. federal law. AHPA's Hemp Lexicon was developed by a working group that included the AHPA Cannabis Committee as well as hemp growers, manufacturers, processors, and product marketers who use this terminology in their operations and communications.
To improve this latest version of the lexicon, the working group considered numerous comments from the U.S Hemp Authority Technical Committee while updating several terms for industry consistency. Terms added to the lexicon came from established AHPA guidance documents and acknowledge additional hemp-derived cannabinoids emerging in the hemp market. In addition, numerous clarifications to existing terms were made based on practical use since the Hemp Lexicon was first published in early 2021.
AHPA's Hemp Lexicon serves as a reference tool for the hemp industry as well as the federal, state, tribal, and other jurisdictions that oversee the ingredient and product category. The definitions in the lexicon can also help consumers better understand the diverse terms used in the description, marketing, and labeling of hemp products.
Through resources such as the Hemp Lexicon and work spearheaded by AHPA's longstanding Cannabis Committee, AHPA leads industry efforts to further the quality, safety, and regulation of hemp products, as part of the organization's commitment to ensuring that consumers have informed access to a wide variety of safe herbal goods.
Download the updated Hemp Lexicon here.