Canna West: Compliance, Testing & Product Safety - Presented by Infocast
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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
818-888-4445 ext 55

Are you an Operator or Regulator?

For Speaking Opportunities:
Contact Erin Dolleris
818-888-4445 ext 48

Featured Speakers

Leading Canna Operators

Interested in being a speaker?

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
  • California State Association of Counties
  • Chemistry
  • City And County Of Denver
  • City Of Los Angeles
  • City of Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement
  • City Of Sacramento
  • Cool Clean Technologies
  • Constance Therapeutics
  • County Of San Mateo
  • EVIO Labs
  • FMS, Inc.
  • GW Pharmaceuticals
  • Health Canada
  • LA County DPH
  • Love's Oven
  • Lost Horse Supply Co.
  • Meadow
  • Medmen NY
  • National Environmental Health Association (NEHA)
  • Oregon Liquor Control Commission
  • Papa & Barkley
  • State Of Alaska
  • State Of Colorado*
  • Steep Hill Labs, Inc.
  • TEQ Analytical Laboratories (A2LA-Accredited To ISO/IEC 17025)
  • Urban-Gro
  • *Invited


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Should you be unable to attend, a refund, less a $195 administrative charge, will be made for cancellations received more than 10 business days before the event. We will be pleased to transfer your registration to another member of your company, or credit the registration to another Infocast event if you register within 6 months from the date of this event. If the event is canceled, Infocast’s liability is limited to the refund of the event registration fee only.

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Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer, Sr.


Alice Mead


Dr. Asif Maan


Cat Packer


Amanda Borup


Heather Krug, M.S.


Erika McConnell


Kara Lavaux


Heather Forshey, MS, REHS


David Pellman


Lindsay Robinson


Reggie Gaudino, Ph.D.


Jmichaele Keller


Steep Hill


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.



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.




EVIO Labs is the premier provider of analytical testing, advisory services and research serving California, Colorado, Florida, Massachusetts and Oregon. We offer independent and quality assured state compliant analytical testing services,
as well as a full range of informational testing. In addition, EVIO Labs offers consultative services related to product development, licensing and research and development.

TGunther Group


TGunther Group (TGG) is a veteran-owned consulting organization that works with cannabis regulators, accrediting bodies, and businesses to create compliance programs through policy, training and regulatory development. TGG has helped clients with ISO 17025, FOCUS, NELAC, and OSHA compliance and is working with state and national entities in the creation of cannabis standards.

Through a partnership with software provider PowerDMS, TGG supports the legal cannabis market with the use of online compliance tools. PowerDMS condenses cabinets full of paper into a single, searchable online source that automatically disseminates, collects signatures on, and tracks an organization’s important policies, procedures, accreditation/certification, and training. Having this single repository for critical content is essential for every business. Over 2,800 organizations in highly-liable industries including cannabis, healthcare, law enforcement, fire services, banking, manufacturing, retail, education, and aviation use PowerDMS to manage their compliance operations. TGG golden rule, “if it isn’t documented, it didn’t happen!”

International Accreditation Service


Headquartered in Southern California, IAS is a nonprofit, public-benefit corporation that has been providing accreditation services since 1975. IAS accredits testing laboratories to ISO/IEC Standard 17025 and industry specific standards.

This accreditation demonstrates to the marketplace and to regulators that the laboratories havemet the accreditation requirements and are periodically monitored for compliance. IAS accredits a wide range of companies and organizations including governmental entities, commercial businesses, and professional associations. IAS accreditation programs are based on recognized national and international standards that ensure domestic and/or global acceptance of its accreditations.

IAS is in compliance with ISO/IEC Standard 17011, General Requirements for accreditation bodies accrediting conformity assessment bodies (CABs). IAS is also a signatory to the Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (APLAC) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), both international organizations that form a unified system for evaluating and recognizing competent accreditation bodies worldwide.



Founded in 2014, PathogenDx Inc developed, validated and sold the only microbial testing product that detects human pathogens to the one colony forming unit (CFU) standard AND counts CFUs for Total Yeast and Mold, Total Aerobic Bacteria and 44 other microbials simultaneously, in under six hours. The patented PDx technology is simple, executed at ambient temperature and requires limited special equipment! One lab assistant can process up to 96 SAMPLES from preparation to results in one shift!   Indoor grows can utilize our collection kits and test their rooms for pathogens even before they introduce one plant into the area, removing risk of contamination. With PathogenDx, the consumers receive validation that their medicine is clean and safe.  Labs that run the PathogenDx technology will provide the specificity, sensitivity and consistency demanded by the public and all within six (6) hours!

Cool Clean Technologies, LLC


Cool Clean Technologies (CCT) is a global leader of carbon dioxide (CO2) technology solutions and has been developing equipment for over 20 years. CCT has built industrial systems, including designing and manufacturing FDA compliant CO2 extraction equipment for medical devices. Our systems are addressing the emerging challenges in large scale processing for the cannabis/hemp industry. Large capacity machines can process up to 200 pounds per batch and are scalable for larger volumes. Cool Clean has adapted decades of expertise in CO2 based technology to provide the cannabis/hemp industry the proven advantages and features we have developed for other industries. CCT has partnered with recognized innovators in this field to offer an automated, simple to operate CO2 extraction system with high capacity, low price/extraction volume, and low operating costs. Operating parameters of our machines are tuned to optimize extract quality and adjunct technologies can be incorporated to match production requirements.

Grimaldi Law Offices


Grimaldi Law provides high value, cost-effective counseling and litigation services for businesses of all sizes facing diverse chemical and product regulatory challenges. The firm’s primary practice area is Proposition 65, a California product labeling law that in 2017 alone threatened over 600 cannabis businesses with enforcement lawsuits. As the cannabis industry becomes mainstream, these businesses will increasingly become Proposition 65 targets if they don’t manage their Proposition 65 risk now.

With 20 years of international law firm experience, Grimaldi Law founder Ann Grimaldi is a knowledgeable and pragmatic Proposition 65 attorney who has advised hundreds of companies, including cannabis businesses.

The firm’s popular training webinars guide businesses on new Proposition 65 regulations becoming effective in August 2018 that will significantly change the Proposition 65 compliance landscape. Grimaldi Law is the right choice for businesses seeking a large firm’s depth of knowledge and experience – and a small firm’s cost-effectiveness and flexibility.

Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation, Inc. (PJLA)


Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation, Inc. (PJLA) is an ISO/IEC 17025 third-party accreditation body supporting federal and state regulations in the medical marijuana, food science, pharmaceutical and environmental industry. PJLA has over 1000 accredited laboratories, reference material producers, inspection body and field sampling organizations and is the leading accreditation body for the most accredited marijuana testing facilities.

Cannabis Quality Group


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.

Anresco Labs


Battlefield Foundation


Cannabis Certification Council


CCIA (Member – CCIA)


Marijuana Policy Project (MPP)


Monterey County Cannabis Industry Association (MCCIA)


The Monterey County Cannabis Industry Association’s (MCCIA) mission is to advocate and promote all aspects of the cannabis industry in Monterey County, with an emphasis on professionalism, collaboration, and safe access. MCCIA brings together members and stakeholders providing needed industry representation, education, and leadership. MCCIA strives to create a sense of community in the industry, providing a responsible outlet for sharing resources and talents and lobbying for the industry as a whole.

Skunk Feather


Journal of Cannabis & Cannabinoid Research / Mary Ann LIebert Publishers


Sativa Science Club


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