MAR 29, 2018 1:30 PM PDT

Global Cannabis Regulation and Testing Standards

Speaker
  • Chief Scientific Consultant, Steep Hill Labs, Inc.
    Biography
      As Chief Scientific Consultant, Dr. Land guides the Science and Product Development
      groups at Steep Hill. His role includes optimizing scientific processes in the business,
      developing best practices, and evaluating new business opportunities from a scientific
      perspective. Dr. Land co-founded Halent Laboratory in 2010, which was then a major
      competitor to Steep Hill, later merging Halent into Steep Hill in 2013, to unite the two
      leading cannabis science firms. Dr. Land is a nationally recognized scientific expert on the
      chemistry of the cannabis plant and is in great demand as an educational speaker on its
      effects.
      Dr. Land is also a currently tenured professor at UC Davis where his research spans the
      fields of Forensic Science, Biotechnology and Sensor Development. Dr. Land is a member of
      the UC Davis Forensic Science Graduate Group and the Designated Emphasis in
      Biotechnology, in addition to his continuing position in Chemistry. At UC Davis, he
      developed a program in interfacial analytical chemistry and a wide-ranging program in
      forensic chemistry.
      Dr. Land received a PhD from the University of California, Irvine where he developed novel
      techniques using laser-induced thermal desorption with Fourier transform mass
      spectrometry, along with electron and ion spectroscopies. His work at UC Irvine earned
      him an IBM Corporation Graduate Research Fellowship, as well as a prestigious Alexander
      von Humboldt Fellowship to conduct postdoctoral research in surface vibrational
      spectroscopy at the KFA Researchzentrum in Jülich, Germany. Dr. Land was subsequently
      hired as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of
      California, Davis in 1991, at just 28 years of age.

    Abstract

    For a plant that has been medically legal in some states for over 20 years and recreationally legal in some states since 2014, there has been an attitude that “cannabis never killed anyone.” While we don’t have the necessary research to prove that the plant hasn’t killed anyone, we do have evidence that the contaminants on the cannabis plant have caused severe harm, especially in cases of immune-suppressed patients . With no FDA or USDA to oversee consumer product testing, US States, growers and manufacturers are on their own to ensure properly labeled and safe product for patients and consumers are released in the marketplace. The best science and technology is available today, so whether or not the government is watching over you, learn why safety testing for cannabis products will insure correct potency labelling, reliable brands and products, prevent product recalls and lead to an industry that can meet global standards for safety and health.

    Learning Objectives:

    • As States and Countries Legalize, learn why Cannabis Testing is Integral to a successful cannabis industry - the what and why
    • Like other consumer industries, consumers will demand safe, tested and properly labeled cannabis. Advanced science and technology is here and available today to insure accurately labeled and safe products. Learn how to be ahead of consumer demand as this industry grows out of infancy and into maturity

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