Analysis of Cannabis Contaminants: Regulatory and Technical Challenges
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Analysis of Cannabis Contaminants: Regulatory and Technical Challenges



  April 23, 2018

  USA 11:00 a.m. EDT, 8:00 a.m. PDT, 16:00 BST




The medical cannabis industry has been expanding rapidly with dozens of states now having legalized its medical use. Taking quality and safety seriously, these states are increasing their oversight and stressing the importance of analytical testing standards and guidelines. For example, under an act passed in 2017, mandatory product testing will begin in California this year.

But cannabis is chemically complex, can vary widely in terms of production and contaminants, and may be used in a variety of product types. All of these factors complicate the analytical processes needed to assure product quality and safety. This webinar will focus on the evolving environment for regulations and testing. It will explore in detail the contaminants that appear in cannabis products and how testing laboratories deploy various analytical techniques to detect and measure them.

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Key Learning Objectives

  • Overview of the regulatory environment and practices
  • How different cannabis products move through the supply chain
  • Technical details of cannabis contaminant analyses
  • Approaches to testing for pesticides, residual solvents, & microorganisms

Who Should Attend

  • Cannabis business owners/operators
  • Analytical chemists and researchers interested in medicinal cannabis
  • Method Development Scientist
  • Managers/Directors/Supervisors of product testing and analytical labs
  • Laboratory Technicians/Operators conducting product testing
  • Regulators/lawmakers/and others involved with product, safety, standards, and guidelines


Jeffrey C. Raber, Ph.D.,
CEO and CVO,
The Werc Shop
Julie Kowalski, Ph.D.,
Director of Science and Research,
Trace Analytics


Ann Thayer,
Contributing Editor,
C&EN Media Group