ACS C&EN | Webinar

Cannabis Analysis: Protecting Consumer Safety in an Emerging Industry


  • Date
    September 21, 2016
  • Time
    8:00 a.m. PDT / 11:00 a.m. EDT / 16:00 BST / 17:00 CEST - Duration: 60 Minutes

Date : September 21, 2016
Time : 8:00 a.m. PDT / 11:00 a.m. EDT / 16:00 BST / 17:00 CEST - Duration: 60 Minutes
  • Overview

    The US cannabis industry is projected to be a $32 Billion industry by 2020, with rapid growth expected in all areas of cannabis operations (production, quality control, informatics, packaging, labeling, security, etc.). Quality control is an essential component to ensure consumer health and safety in this emerging market. This webinar will provide an overview of the rapidly growing industry, the types of products being produced, the tests required, methodologies used, and some of the challenges in testing this very complex plant/product under complex circumstances.

    Pesticides pose one of the biggest challenges facing producers and testing labs. The number of pesticides to screen, the concentration of contaminants during the extraction process, and access to the proper equipment and standards required for analysis will be discussed.

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    • Speakers

      Dr Jeffrey Raber, Ph.D.,
      CEO & CVO,
      The Werc Shop
      Melissa Wilcox,
      Communications Specialist,
      Americans for Safe Access
      Britt Erikson,
      Senior Editor,
      C&EN