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USP Expert Panel on Medical Cannabis

Posting Date: 30–Aug–2016

USP invites qualified candidates to apply to serve as scientific experts on the Medical Cannabis Expert Panel. The purpose of this Expert Panel is to develop quality standards for cannabis used for medical purposes. The Expert Panel will make recommendations to and work at the direction of the Botanical Dietary Supplements and Herbal Medicines Expert Committee. Candidates interested in sharing their time and expertise should have in-depth knowledge of:

  • Cannabis testing
  • Procedure development and validation
  • Compendial procedures

USP anticipates establishing the Expert Panel by September 30, 2016. Most of the work of the Expert Panel will be conducted via teleconference at a frequency to be determined. It is likely that there will be at least one face-to-face meeting at USP during the lifetime of the Expert Panel.

For additional information, contact Nandakumara Sarma, Director, Herbal Medicines ( or 301-816-8354).