Science Advisory Committee on Health Products Containing Cannabis (SAC-HPCC): Agenda for October 4, 2021 web conference

This web conference will focus on a discussion of the state of the evidence on efficacy and quality for health products containing cannabidiol (CBD). Members will receive a presentation on current labelling and quality requirements for natural and non-prescription health products to support further discussions on CBD efficacy and potential related dosing ranges. The meeting will conclude with an initial discussion on quality considerations for CBD.

Eastern Time (ET)
Agenda – October 4, 2021
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm ET


2:00 – 2:05 pm

Welcome and introductory remarks
Presenters: Committee Co-Chairs

  1. Tech verification
  2. Meeting recording


2:05 – 2:15 pm

Administrative items
Presenters: Committee Co-Chairs

  1. Updates to declarations of affiliations and interests
  2. Approval of agenda and September 2, 2021 record of proceedings
  3. Update on external presenters and contact with experts


2:15 – 3:00 pm

Presentation from the Natural and Non-Prescription Health Products Directorate (NNHPD) on current requirements for natural and non-prescription health products
Presenters: NNHPD
To support the subsequent Committee deliberations, NNHPD will provide an overview of:

  1. current labelling requirements;
  2. quality standards; and
  3. assessment criteria for drug-drug interactions.


3:00 – 4:00 pm

Committee discussion on CBD efficacy
Facilitators: Committee Co-Chairs

  1. Review of points of consensus reached previously on CBD efficacy and dosing
  2. Continued discussion on CBD dosing
  3. CBD post-market considerations


4:00 – 4:10 pm



4:10 – 4:50 pm

Committee discussion on quality considerations
Presenters: Committee Co-Chairs


4:50 – 5:00 pm

Wrap up and next steps

Presenters: Committee Co-Chairs

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