AHPA Industry Standards
As states across the country have granted patients’ rights to access medical cannabis, a new industry has formed to meet these needs. Many states and localities have created regulations to govern the location, size, taxation and even the ownership and management structures of these businesses and non-profits. While these regulations are important in integrating these businesses into the local landscape they do not, for the most part address the safety of the product being sold or the distribution model providing patient access.
ASA in coordination with American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has created industry standards in the form of recommendations for regulators in the areas of Distribution, Cultivation, Analytics, and Manufacturing, Packaging and Labeling. These regulations have been drafted through AHPA's Cannabis Committee; whose purpose is "To address issues related to the safe use and responsible commerce of legally-marketed products derived from Cannabis species" The AHPA Cannabis Committee meets regularly to update these protocols as needed. Please contact AHPA directly for more information about the Committee and becoming a member: www.AHPA.org