AHPA publishes updated hemp lexicon

This lexicon further supports the standardization of terminology used in the cultivation, processing, manufacturing, and labeling of hemp.

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA; Washington, D.C.) published an updated hemp lexicon that was developed by a working group that includes theAHPA Cannabis Committee, hemp growers, manufacturers, processors, and product marketers. This lexicon further supports the standardization of terminology used in the cultivation, processing, manufacturing, and labeling of hemp.

Terms that were added to the lexicon came from established AHPA guidance documents and acknowledge additional hemp-derived cannabinoids emerging in the hemp market. The working group also considered comments from the U.S Hemp Authority Technical Committee while, updating several terms for industry consistency. The 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 can also help consumers better understand the diverse terms.