A monograph outlining the analytical methods and acceptance criteria for cannabis chemotypes has been released for comment by USP’s Herbal Medicines Compendium.


The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) has opened a 90-day review period for their proposed Cannabis Species Inflorescence monograph in the Herbal Medicines Compendium (HMC), a laboratory quality standards testing reference used internationally.

The proposed cannabis monograph provides scientifically validated methods, information on physical reference standards and acceptance criteria to establish the identity of cannabis chemotypes and content of cannabinoids and terpenes, as well as setting limits on contaminants.