Webinar: Cannabis Testing & How to Read Test Results
The Scientific Advisory Committee Presents: Cannabis Testing & How to Read Test Results
Why are we testing and what are we testing for? Why are some contaminants injurious to human health? What does LOQ mean? What are the acceptable limits of contaminants? Why do we sometimes see variability in test results? How do I begin to read a test report? In this webinar, we will examine the fundamental reasons for testing in cannabis and infused products and the major types of testing being performed. Without delving too much into the testing methodologies used, we will discuss reporting limits and some reasons for variability in test results. We will also discuss the basic terminology used in test reports, provide examples of test results, and show you how to read them. This webinar is great for general audiences that want to learn more about why we test in cannabis, how to interpret test results, and how you can use results as a consumer or cannabis business.
Alena Rodriguez, M.S., Managing Director at Rm3 Labs
Alena joined Rm3 Labs, the oldest State-certified analytical cannabis testing laboratory in Colorado, in January 2016 and spent her first two years testing microbial samples and developing contaminant testing methods as the Director of Microbiology. She has also served as the Quality Manager and was responsible for spearheading the lab’s ISO 17025 accreditation. In her current position, she oversees all lab operations and works with governmental agencies, trade organizations, and the public to advance regulations and the understanding of the cannabis industry.
Tiffany Coleman, Director of Quality at Copperstate Farms
Tiffany is the Director of Quality at Copperstate Farms, a medical marijuana agribusiness in Arizona. She brings 15 years of pharmaceutical experience to the cannabis industry. She has expertise in Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) compliance, Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC), R&D, and project management. She received her degree in Chemistry from the University of Missouri.
Garrett Cropsey, Project Manager at Canna Advisors
Garrett is a Project Manager for Canna Advisors, where he provides support for client business ventures in cannabis and hemp across the US and abroad. His background is in ecology, pharmaceutical manufacturing, and cultivation/dispensary operations. His areas of expertise include business planning, testing requirements, record keeping, QA/QC, standard operating procedures, operational efficiency, sanitation, security, and staffing/training.