The chair of the cannabis science task force explained the work of the group, including its remaining report, and fielded a question about in-matrix proficiency tests.
Director of Policy and External Affairs Justin Nordhorn discussed the background, intent, and changes requested in draft legislation on “psychotropic” and “impairing” cannabis compounds.
A public hearing on the implementation of imported CBD rules drew suggested revisions on cannabis product testing standards from the public and a WSDA pesticide official.
Potential agency request legislation would create an Interagency Coordination Team (ICT) to define testing lab standards and remove the deadline for transfer of lab accreditation authority.
Members debated the future of the task force while discussing planned agency request legislation to create an Interagency Coordination Team (ICT) to regulate lab accreditation.
A panel of experts discussed the chemistry of the cannabis plant and its pharmacology with a focus on the conversion of CBD into other cannabinoids for commercial products.
This week would include interesting events covering a broad spectrum of cannabis-related topics including social equity, behavioral health, delta-8-THC, and substance use prevention.
Members voted on two motions, confirmed implementation would be delayed by State budget priorities, and clarified their work extended beyond lab accreditation to include lab standards.
In addition to work group updates, Chair Annette Hoffmann described her presentation to legislators and the Committee passed a previously tabled motion from the Proficiency Testing Work Group.
Drawing over 100 attendees, nine participants commented on new definitions for ‘characterizing flavor’ and ‘terpenes’ instrumental to new WSLCB public safety and prevention authorities.