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SC Labs interviews Roy Upton of the American Herbal Pharmacopeia. Roy co-authored the AHP’s Cannabis Monograph. What is a monograph? The American Herbal Pharmacopoeia® develops qualitative and therapeutic monographs on botanicals, including many of the Ayurvedic, Chinese, and Western herbs most frequently used in the United States. These monographs represent the most comprehensive and critically reviewed body of information on herbal medicines in the English language and serve as a primary reference for academicians, health care providers, manufacturers, and regulators. In this interview, Roy discusses how many states and counties in the US have adopted parts of the cannabis monograph for setting standards for safety and testing and how parts of his research may have been misunderstood, particularly in regards to microbiological concerns on consumable cannabis.