Medicinal Herbs & the Regulatory Road John Chen, PhD; Andrew Gaeddert; Joel Schreck, Lac

Chinese medicinal herbs and herbalists are facing increasing scrutiny and regulation at all levels. How does this help or hurt the trained herbalist? What should we be doing both as individual practitioners and as a profession to ensure ongoing access to our herbal pharmacopeia? Join three leading experts in a moderated discussion as they contemplate the past, present, and future for Chinese medicinal herbs in the United States, including: herbal quality and safety issues, FDA regulation of “problem” herbs, cGMP and the individual herbalist, California’s Prop 65, “organic” herbs, classification as “noxious weeds,” and taxation of herbal products.