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.
For Speaking Opportunities:
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STEEP HILL LABS, INC
Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer, Sr.
Assemblymember, 59th District
CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLY
Vice President, U.S. Public Policy and Public Affairs
Dr. Asif Maan
Chief of Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Executive Director, Department of Cannabis Regulation
CITY OF LOS ANGELES
Policy Analyst, Recreational Marijuana Program
OREGON LIQUOR CONTROL COMMISSION
Marijuana Laboratory Sciences Program Manager
STATE OF COLORADO
Director, Alcohol & Marijuana Control Office
STATE OF ALASKA
Food and Cannabis Supervisor
DENVER DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT
Heather Forshey, MS, REHS
Director, Environmental Health Services
COUNTY OF SAN MATEO
Executive Director of the Office of Medical Cannabis
CALIFORNIA CANNABIS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
CALIFORNIA BUSINESS, CONSUMER SERVICES AND HOUSING AGENCY
Reggie Gaudino, Ph.D.
Chief Science Officer
STEEP HILL LABS, INC.
STEEP HILL LABS, INC
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