The United States Herbal Products Association, a statewide trade coalition within the herbal products sector, has launched a resource to promote standardized terminology in the budding hemp sector and the growing, manufacturing, labeling, and processing of hemp and hemp-based products.
The association asserts that its Hemp Lexicon is an indication tool for the hemp sector and the state, tribal, national, and other authorities in charge of hemp manufacturing and production to offer guidance and promote consistent, clear communication.
Asa Waldstein (AHPA’S Marijuana Committee chairman) said that as the hemp space continues increasing, all hemp participants will merit from Lexicon’s standard terminology. He added that Hemp Lexicon’s creation is another step forward in the AHPA’s Marijuana Committee accomplishments in its decade of work history.
Lexicon’s definitions can offer users a common knowledge of different terms used in the labeling, description, and marketing of products.
AHPA has created other documents apart from the Hemp Lexicon to foster understanding between the manufacturing of different botanical extracts. Most of the Lexicon definitions were established long ago in those provisions, such as the 2001 ‘Use of Marker Compounds Manufacturing and Labeling Botanically Derived Dietary Supplements’ and more.
The association stated that AHPA works with worldwide botanical professionals and synchronizes terms with statewide governments and regulatory departments.
When the existing utility of certain terms for marketing use differs from long-standing botanical sector definitions, the Lexicon considers those disparities. It suggests different terminology that could be included within the hemp landscape as it grows. These alternate definitions are offered long-haul goals of acquiring consistency in the sector. AHPA vehemently urges the hemp sector to use the terminology that’s coherent with established botanical sector usage.
The Lexicon was created by an AHPA Marijuana Committee working group, that comprised manufacturers, product marketers, and hemp growers. The group welcomes opinions for additional changes and terms.