Canna West: Compliance, Testing & Product Safety - Presented by Infocast

The Forum Where Leading Canna Operators Connect with Top Regulators & Testing Experts

The opportunity for operators in the canna space is startling. Estimates suggest that the combined medical and adult-use market may be worth $5 billion by 2019 in California alone, while the forecasts for national and global canna markets are revised, upward, on a daily basis. The demonstrated ability of cannabis use to lower America’s $12 billion-plus opioid drug tab suggests that those estimates may be conservative.

However, in order to take advantage of this remarkable opportunity to do good and do well, industry players must navigate a new and evolving regulatory framework. The introduction of regulation in the space has created novel challenges in order to ensure product safety, manage liability and deliver efficacy for every part of the canna supply chain. To take just one example: testing labs suggest that 80% of California-produced cannabis still tests positive for pesticides, which has resulted in the scheduled introduction of mandatory testing in the state starting in July 2018. State regulators and health officials—in unmatched numbers—will be sharing notes and driving operators towards uniform testing, labeling, operational standards, protocols and best practices.

Building on three previous editions of this meeting, Infocast is proud to present Canna West 2018: Compliance, Testing & Product Safety. The meeting will be held in Los Angeles, considered the single largest urban market for cannabis in the world. In 2018 there will be no better to place to hear from, and share viewpoints with regulators; learn from peers; and absorb best practices for cannabis compliance, cultivation, testing, manufacturing, extractions, product development, labeling, distributing and retailing cannabis products. Please review the agenda and list of speakers—we’re confident you will find this a must-attend event.

Pre-Summit Workshop | June 5, 2018 9AM – 5PM
Canna Business Operations & Compliance
Learn how to set-up or grow your business and stay compliant in the now heavily regulated cannabis industry. This deep-dive, pragmatic workshop wraps up with a “Local Regulators Speak” panel featuring directors of dedicated Cannabis Programs at major California cities and regions.

Interested in Speaking or Sponsoring?

Limited Presentations Available.
Contact Maggie Trigueros
maggiet@infocastevents.com
818-888-4445 ext 55


Are you an Operator or Regulator?

For Speaking Opportunities:
Contact Erin Dolleris
erind@infocastevents.com
818-888-4445 ext 48


Interested in a Media Partnership?

Contact Mick Trinidad
mickt@infocastevents.com


Featured Speakers

Leading Canna Operators

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Participating Organizations

  • 59TH DISTRICT (ASSEMBLYMEMBER REGINALD BYRON JONES-SAWYER, SR.)
  • A2LA
  • AMERICAN HERBAL PRODUCT ASSOCIATION (AHPA)
  • AMERICANN, INC.
  • ANANDA SCIENTIFIC, INC.
  • AOAC INTERNATIONAL
  • ASTM INTERNATIONAL
  • BERKELEY PATIENTS GROUP
  • BIG MOON SKY
  • BUD & BLOOM
  • CALIFORNIA CANNABIS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
  • CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
  • CANNABIS DISTRIBUTION ASSOCIATION
  • CHEMISTRY
  • CITY AND COUNTY OF DENVER
  • CITY OF LOS ANGELES
  • CITY OF SACRAMENTO
  • CONSTANCE THERAPEUTICS
  • COUNTY OF SAN MATEO
  • FMS, INC.
  • GW PHARMACEUTICALS
  • HEALTH CANADA
  • LOVE'S OVEN
  • MEADOW
  • MEDMEN NY
  • NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION (NEHA)
  • OREGON LIQUOR CONTROL COMMISSION
  • OUTCO
  • PAPA & BARKLEY
  • S.A. AUDINO & ASSOCIATES, LLC
  • STATE OF ALASKA
  • STATE OF COLORADO INVITED*
  • STEEP HILL LABS, INC.
  • TEQ ANALYTICAL LABORATORIES (A2LA-ACCREDITED TO ISO/IEC 17025)
  • URBAN-GRO

Sponsors

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To learn more about sponsorship benefits, please contact Maggie Trigueros at maggiet@infocastevents.com or call 818-888-4445 ext 55

Supporting Organizations

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Venue

Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach & Marina Hotel
300 N. Harbor Drive
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(310) 318-8888

Room rate: $199
Reservation Call-in #: (310) 318-8888
Cutoff Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Group Name: Infocast
Group Code: CW6
Group Online Booking Link: Canna West: Compliance, Testing & Product Safety

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Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer, Sr.

CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLY

Alice Mead

GW PHARMACEUTICALS

Lindsay Robinson

CALIFORNIA CANNABIS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION (CCIA)

Reggie Gaudino, Ph.D.

STEEP HILL LABS, INC.

Jmichaele Keller

STEEP HILL

Dr. Asif Mann

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Cat Packer

CITY OF LOS ANGELES

Amanda Borup

OREGON LIQUOR CONTROL COMMISSION

Heather Krug, M.S.

STATE OF COLORADO

Erika McConnell

STATE OF ALASKA

Kara Lavaux

CITY AND COUNTY OF DENVER, CO

Heather Forshey, MS, REHS

COUNTY OF SAN MATEO

David Pellman

HEALTH CANADA

Steep Hill

Website

Steep Hill is an independently owned and operated cannabis analysis, biotechnology, and research and development facility. We seek to empower cultivators, dispensaries, manufacturers, and consumers with a transparent understanding of cannabis science.

A2LA

Website

Users of cannabis products depend on testing to ensure that the products are safe for use/consumption and that the labeled potency can be trusted. Proper testing is imperative to this assurance, and confidence in the laboratories that perform this testing may be achieved through accreditation to the ISO/IEC 17025 Standard.

A2LA offers two accreditation tracks for cannabis testing laboratories. Both offer independent, third-party accreditation assessments crafted to meet both the Medical Marijuana and Recreational Adult Use markets. The first track consists of using ISO/IEC 17025:2005 as the primary framework, along with any additional, state-specific requirements. A2LA also offers an optional second tract, which adds to the first accreditation track the additional accreditation requirements derived from Americans for Safe Access (ASA) Patient Focused Certification (PFC) Program for testing laboratories. In this way, A2LA can provide assurance that all state regulatory as well as industry-specific requirements are being met by the laboratory.

 

Fluid Management Systems, Inc.

Website

Fluid Management Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, and supports analytical instruments used by scientists to perform extraction, cleanup, fractionation and concentration of samples prior to chemical analysis. Some of the industries that rely on our sample preparation systems are: Agricultural, Chemical, Clinical, Coatings, Cosmetics, Energy, Environmental, Flavors, Food, Life Science, Pharmaceutical, Petrochemical, Tobacco, Toxicology, Utilities. Automated Sample Preparation Systems from FMS are designed to replace outdated, labor-intensive techniques that hinder laboratory productivity. Our automated sample preparation systems allow laboratory personnel to reduce costs, shorten sample turnaround time and improve the quality and consistency of their results by eliminating the variability inherent with manual sample preparation methods. All FMS consumables are guaranteed and both our instruments and consumables are proudly made in the USA. After 25 years in business, FMS has established itself as the world leader in providing automated sample preparation systems in the field of Persistent Organic Pollutants analysis in all sample matrix types.

Cannabis Quality Group

Website

Cannabis Quality Group (CQG) provides the most complete choice of integrated quality and compliance solutions – all within a single, cloud-based software suite. Our solutions include: Audit Management, Complaint Management, Document Management, Lab Management, Supplier management, and Training Management. We are the Vault QualityOne for the cannabis industry. Additionally, Cannabis Quality Group is a graduate of the Canopy Boulder Fall 2017 class.

Battlefield Foundation

Website

Cannabis Certification Council

Website

CCIA (Member – CCIA)

Website

Marijuana Policy Project (MPP)

Website

Stratton Report

Website

As the power industry finds innovative ways of financing and delivering assets and services, the Stratton Report is there with coverage and analysis of deals, developments, and innovation in business models, policy and technologies. Our coverage includes everything you need to know about today’s world of electric power finance, clean generation and distributed grid innovation. We provide interactions with experts, innovators, and key industry players. We deliver insight via traditional journalism, social media, video content, and face-to-face meetings.

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