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Complimentary Virtual Conference

June 21, 2022
12:00 Noon - 4:30 PM ET

Complimentary Webinar

Infused Products Virtual Conference

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Infused Products Virtual Conference

This complimentary virtual conference consists of 4 back-to-back webinars, all on the same day.

In a number of states across the country, edibles, topicals, beverages and other infused products are taking up a larger percentage of the market share. They come in all shapes and sizes- from granola bars to lotions, lubricant and scented candles; manufacturers are infusing a wide variety of products with cannabis, creating a market that meets a larger consumer demographic.

Different states have different rules when it comes to product safety. Some states require ServSafe training and local health inspections, while others have more stringent lab testing rules, require documented GMPs and even a form of certification demonstrating proper food safety protocols.

State regulations shouldn’t be the reason why infused products manufacturers have robust safety and quality standards, consumer safety is. Getting ahead of regulations with proactive safety and quality planning can improve a business’s bottom line tremendously. There are a number of tools and tricks cannabis companies can learn from the food industry to streamline their businesses and gain a bigger chunk of the market share.

Who Should Attend:

  • Infused products and edibles manufacturers-owners
  • Managers, Directors of Operations, Compliance and Quality
  • Investors or stakeholders of infused products companies
  • Dispensary owners, managers and staff
  • Extractors, processors and distributors


12:00 PM - Welcome & Introductions
Aaron Biros, Editor, CannabisIndustryJournal.com - Host and Moderator

12:05 PM - Elevating Edibles: Defining the Next Cannabis Experience
Sam Rose, Director of Operations, Herve

  • Luxury edibles and form factor: Moving away from get high first and think about what you’re consuming second, a pivot from sugar filled, bad tasting edibles to delicious and refined ingredients. Non-juvenile form factors, healthier options, efficacy
  • Concentrates and infusion: Providing the consumer with the right high using the right ratios and concentrates. Bioavailability, highlighting the plant, absorption method (sublingual) 
  • Giving the consumer what they NEED not what they WANT: We’re at a fragile point in time where people are either trying cannabis for the first time or experimenting with it again for the first time in a long time. We need to make sure these people have a good experience and not scare them away. High MG edibles and high % Flower is not the way to do this - the how high for cheap model is really toxic for the industry. We need to educate, we need to provide clean low dose edibles and more curated flower.

12:55 PM -  Cannabinoids Analysis of Hemp Derived Products - Developing Methods that are Robust & Dependable - TechTalk Sponsored by MilliporeSigma
Dr. Sunil P. Badal, Senior Scientist, Innovations/Advanced Analytical R&D, MilliporeSigma

  • Understand the challenges of sample of preparation for hemp and hemp infused products and find out the methods to overcome them. 
  • Learn about the robust and dependable HPLC methods for hemp and hemp derived sample analysis. 

1:10 PM - Cannabis Beverages: The Rise of a New Market & a New Consumer
Christiane Campbell, Partner, Duane Morris, LLP

  • The current landscape and regulatory red tape surrounding cannabis beverage brands
  • Selecting and adopting a cannabis beverage brand
  • Protecting a cannabis beverage brand

2:00 PM - Infused Products and Packaging Formats - Tech Talk Sponsored by Berlin Packaging
Julie Saltzman, Director of Cannabis Business Development, Berlin Packaging

Beyond the specific state packaging and labeling requirements and regulations, infused product manufacturers need to be cognizant of how specific formats interact with their container. From THC leaching in beverage cans and PET to melting to food safety requirements, you will learn some of the challenges and solutions for successful retail ready packaging of your infused products. Berlin Packaging helps cannabis customers of all sizes navigate the complex infused product landscape.

2:15 PM - One Symbol to Rule Them All! Harmonization is Finally Here!
Darwin Millard, Owner & Founder, TSOC LLC, ASTM Subcommittee Co-Chair

A picture is worth 1000 words, but with a hogbog of "universal" symbols, is something getting lost in translation? ASTM International’s new standard, ASTM D8441/8441M, Specification for an International Symbol for Identifying Consumer Products Containing Intoxicating Cannabinoids, serves to establish a truly harmonized international warning symbol. Learn about the significance and use of this all-important standard from one of the members of ASTM Committee D37 on Cannabis who helped developed it.

3:05 PM - Fool-proofing the Edible Supply Chain: How to Create an Effective Supplier Approval Program - Tech Talk sponsored by CSQ
Tyler Williams, Founder & CTO, Cannabis Safety & Quality (CSQ)

  • Supplier approval programs do more than just provide transparency within your supply chain. They can prevent your brand from undergoing a detrimental recall and ensure that you offer your consumers the safest and highest quality product.
  • Four steps for implementing an effective supplier approval program include: Developing proper procedures, Assigning individual employees to perform said procedures, Training each of those employees accordingly, and last but not least, Monitor suppliers continuously
  • Discerning edible manufacturers who perform a risk assessment while raising a series of questions to each supplier ahead of time will see the most success in the end.

3:20 PM - Evaluating the Safety of CBD - Data Needs
Dr. Steven Gendel, Principal & Advisor, Gendel Food Safety, LLC

  • Understanding how regulatory agencies think about safety for the ingredients in edibles
  • What we can learn from the EFSA data call
  • What is a realistic time frame for the process

4:10 pm - Wrap up


Sam Rose

Sam Rose
Director of Operations

Sam Rose began working with cannabis during the medical Era in Canada, exploring the plant and all its benefits before joining Hervé to elevate the future of cannabis consumption. His vision for delicious, healthier, and effective luxury products is founded on his medical background and a desire to curate the perfect high and enhance the consumer experience.


Christiane Campbell

Christiane Campbell
Duane Morris, LLP

Christiane Campbell, partner at Duane Morris LLP, counsels clients on development, management, and protection of their most valuable assets: Their brands. She serves as a team lead for the Duane Morris Fashion/Retail/Consumer Branded Products industry group and works with clients in a wide array of industries, including in the cannabis space.

Darwin Millard

Darwin Millard
Owner & Founder
ASTM Subcommittee Co-Chair

Darwin Millard is an active member of ASTM International’s technical committee D37 on Cannabis which is an international group dedicated to the development of voluntary consensus standards for the global cannabis/hemp industry. Darwin is the Subcommittee Vicechair of D37.04 on Processing and Handling of Cannabis and Cannabis-derived Products, and the Co-chair of Subcommittee D37.07 on Industrial Hemp. He has been active in cannabis policy change and an advocate of the cannabis plant for over a decade.

Dr. Steve Gendel

Steven Gendel, Ph.D.
Principal & Advisor
Gendel Food Safety, LLC

Steven Gendel is an independent expert with over 30 years of experience helping industry and regulators protect food safety, respond to the evolution of the international food system, and adapt to changes in technology.  He works with innovators to succesfully navigate the regulatory and scientific process of developing and using new food ingredients such as those derived from hemp and cannabis.  His experience includes over two decades as a scientist, risk assessor, and policy coordinator in the FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition; in academic positions at Harvard University, the University of Toronto, and Iowa State University; and as the Senior Director for Food Science at the Food Chemicals Codex

Dr. Sunil Badel

Sunil P. Badal, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist
Innovations/Advanced Analytical R&D

Sunil P Badal, Ph.D., leads the cannabis potency workflow development for MilliporeSigma, located in Round Rock, TX as senior scientist. He is an analytical chemist by training and holds a Ph.D. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY. In last one and half years with the company, he has worked on sample preparation and HPLC method development to quantitate cannabinoids content in several matrices such as hemp flower, oil, food, cosmetics, distillates, etc.

Julie Saltzman

Julie Saltzman
Director of Cannabis Business Development

Berlin Packaging

Julie Saltzman is the Director of Cannabis Business Development at Berlin Packaging, the world’s largest Hybrid Packaging Supplier. Combining her 25+  years of marketing and business development experience and her leadership in the cannabis industry, Julie helps companies of all sizes, from MSOs to small operators, grow their businesses through Berlin’s robust packaging offering and full suite of value added services including custom structural and brand design, a dedicated quality service division, supply chain and warehousing, regulatory guidance and more. Her favorite method of consumption is beverages, but will also go old school and roll her own joints.

Aaron Biros

Aaron Biros
Cannabis Industry Journal

Aaron Biros is the Editor-in-Chief of Cannabis Industry Journal.com (CIJ), an online business-to-business trade journal focused on the legal cannabis industry. Biros started CIJ in 2015 when he officially joined Innovative Publishing full time. Through editorial coverage of the cannabis markets, Biros has developed a familiarity with regulatory compliance, quality and safety issues as they relate to the burgeoning cannabis industry. Biros covers science and technology updates, breaking news, regulations and emerging markets from his office based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Tyler Williams

Tyler Williams
Founder & CTO
Cannabis Safety & Quality (CSQ)

Tyler Williams is a consumer product safety & quality expert who’s trained and consulted major food and beverage companies across the globe to help improve their food safety practices. As the Founder and Chief Technical Officer of CSQ, Wiliams worked with industry stakeholders and conducted sample audits on several cannabis cultivators and manufacturers to create the first global cannabis safety & quality Certification Scheme. Previously, Tyler was the Vice President of Operations for ASI, one of the leading food safety auditing companies in the U.S., where he was responsible for the certification process of 3000+ audits annually. 


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