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American Botanical Council Submits Comments to FDA Suggesting Rescheduling of Cannabis

The nonprofit American Botanical Council (ABC) recently submitted comments to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) noting “that more clinical and other research into the medicinal properties of cannabis is warranted, and that the Schedule 1 status of cannabis is one of the most significant impediments to carry out such research.” Read more here.

Pomegranate Laboratory Guidance Document Issued by ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program

The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program (BAPP) has released a Laboratory Guidance Document (LGD) on pomegranate (Punica granatum) juice and extracts. The new pomegranate LGD was written by John H. Cardellina II, PhD, a noted expert in natural products chemistry and analysis and chief technical consultant for BAPP. The guidance document details the chemical composition of pomegranate fruit and includes summaries of published analytical methods for juice and extract identity testing.Read more here.

ABC is seeking a new Communication and Marketing Coordinator

The Communication and Marketing Coordinator, working with the Development Director, will be responsible for developing, implementing, monitoring and refining ABC’s communications and marketing efforts with the goal of enhanced public awareness of the nonprofit educational mission of ABC, including the various benefits of herbs and other beneficial plants, and increased revenue to ABC. Read more here.

Celebrate the 13th Annual HerbDay in Austin on May 5th

AUSTIN, Texas (March 30, 2018) — On Saturday, May 5, the nonprofit American Botanical Council (ABC) will celebrate the 13th annual HerbDay with a variety of herbal educational activities, including presentations from local and national herbal experts. The HerbDay event occurs at ABC’s headquarters at the historic Case Mill Homestead, 6200 Manor Road in East Austin, from 10 am until 4 pm. It is free and open to the public. Read more here.









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