LCB to Host First Meeting of Cannabinoid Science Work Group

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November 21, 2022

First Meeting of the LCB Cannabinoid Science Work Group

The LCB will hold its first Cannabinoid Science Work Group (CSWG) meeting on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022 from 10 - 11:00 a.m. The agenda is located here.

To connect to MS Teams and observe the meeting on a smart phone or computer, click here, then:

  • If you have the MS Teams app on your device, select “Open Microsoft Teams” when prompted.
  • If you do not have the MS Teams app, select “Continue on this browser” when prompted.

To listen to the meeting by phone:

Please note that the phone in option is intended only for listening to the meeting. All attendees online and on the phone will be muted and cameras will not be available. Only the Cannabinoid Science Work Group members and agency staff will have audio and video capabilities during the meeting. Chat and emoji/reaction features will not be available.

About the LCB Cannabinoid Science Work Group

The LCB has been working on developing policy related to the regulation of cannabinoids. Since Nov. 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 believe it would be beneficial to assemble a group of experts to have regular dialogue on the rapidly changing issues related to cannabinoids.

The objective of the 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.