Pittcon 2022 | March 5 - 9, 2022
Georgia World Congress Center
Atlanta, Georgia, USA


How to set up an ISO 17025 Accredited Cannabis or Hemp Lab to test Flower, Edibles, Vapes, and Extract Samples Successfully

  • SC Office A302
  • Course Number:SC14432
Tuesday,March 08, 2022:8:30 AM -12:30 PM


Ben Armstrong
Lab Director
Juniper Analytics
Toby Astill
Market Manager - Cannabis & Hemp


This short course will introduce the audience to the cannabis and CBD industry and the analytical challenges of testing samples in an ISO17025 accredited laboratory setting. Driven by the widespread adoption of cannabis & CBD products, the opportunity for scientists to support this market is significant but must be approached with scientific care as the pitfalls due to the matrix interference, trace level detection requirements and limited standardized methodology make this task challenging. The focus will be placed on the US and International (GMP) regulatory requirements, proficiency testing, analytical methods and technology required to test edibles for pesticide residues, residual solvents, terpenes, and cannabinoids. Specific details on how to establish validated methodology will be presented. Data will be presented on the application challenges to increase the awareness of the unique methodologies required for testing cannabis and hemp samples

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Course Outline

No prior experience with testing cannabis or hemp is necessary but familiarity with analytical instrumentation is helpful. A course pack will be provided for the audience.

Learning Objectives

Increase the education and understanding around cannabis & CBD science to improve the data quality and consistency in the industry and allow sustainable testing, cultivation, manufacturing and regulation decisions to be made.

Additional Info

Categories (Up to 5):
Atomic Spectrometry-Spectroscopy,Data Analysis,Food,Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry,Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry

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Scientific Specialties:
Mass Spectrometry

Target Audience:
Laboratory staff, chemists, QC managers, Lab managers, Food industry management.

Type of Industry:
Contract Laboratory,Food/Beverage/Consumer Products,Laboratories/Research/Testing/Government Agency