Following the successful development of three Standard Method Performance Requirements (SMPRs) addressing analytical needs around cannabinoids in plant materials, residual solvents in dried cannabis materials, and Aspergillus in cannabis and cannabis products, the Cannabis Analytical Science Program (CASP) is poised to take its next steps.
The CASP Advisory Panel met on October 10, 2019 to review progress and to map out work for 2020. The new priorities for the three working groups are:
The Advisory Panel also agreed with a proposal to add a working group for education and training. Scott Coates, CASP Program Manager, announced a proposal to develop training course modules specific for CASP SMPRs, to be added to the 2020 AOAC INTERNATIONAL Midyear Meeting training course on method validation.