LCB Now Accepting Applications for the Cannabinoid Science Work Group

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October 3, 2022

Accepting Applications for the WSLCB Cannabinoid Science Work Group

WSLCB is looking for members to create its first Cannabinoid Science Work Group!

Are you an expert in pharmacology or toxicology? Do you have extensive experience in regulatory affairs related to nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals, or dietary supplements? Are you an expert in organic chemistry or cannabis science research? Would you like to be a part of helping Washington State better understand cannabinoids through scientific and data-driven discussions?

If you answered “yes,” let us know!

WSLCB has been working on developing policy related to the regulation of cannabinoids. Since November 2020, the agency has worked with the industry, the Washington State Legislature, partner agencies and other states to better understand the science of the cannabis plant. We have hosted a series of discussions related to products beyond delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), engaged in rule discussions, and proposed legislation to address some of the issues arising since that time. We now believe it would be beneficial to assemble a group of experts to have regular dialogue on the rapidly changing issues related to cannabinoids.

About the Cannabinoid Science Work Group

The objective of the WSLCB Cannabinoid Science Work Group (CSWG) is to collaboratively and transparently explore and build foundational understanding of the “. . .plant of the genera Cannabis, as well as synthetic equivalents of the substances contained in the plant” (see RCW 69.50.204(c)(30)). A draft of the CSWG Charter can be viewed here. We anticipate the CSWG will meet at least once, every other month.

LCB’s Policy and Rules Manager Kathy Hoffman, Ph.D., will chair the CSWG, along with one member of the group. Members of the CSWG may include:

  • An expert in pharmacology;
  • An expert in toxicology;
  • An expert with regulatory affairs experience in nutraceutical, pharmaceuticals, or dietary supplements;
  • An expert in organic chemistry;
  • An expert in cannabis research; and
  • An expert in cannabis product testing.

 Want to join us? Here’s how:

Please send the following information to, attention Kathy Hoffman by close of business (5PM) on Monday, October 24:

  1. Your name
  2. Your area of expertise. Please provide your CV, resume, licensure information if applicable, and other information confirming your professional or academic status
  3. Your contact information (email and phone number)
  4. A description of your affiliations with cannabis licensees or industry groups and associations
  5. A brief description of your interest in the topic

Applicants chosen for the workgroup will be notified by email in mid-November 2022.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to offer your perspectives on an important topic. Send your information to, to the attention of Kathy Hoffman today!