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When we buy a product for the first time, our natural instinct is to make sure we paid for what’s inside. A certificate of analysis is the cannabis industry’s way of showing that when a customer buys one of our products, they are getting what they paid for. They are the notarized form of our industry and making sure we have them available for each of our products is how we grow our business and thrive. In this time when the cannabis market is ripe for expansion into new target audiences, we must collectively ensure that nothing jeopardizes our reputation or integrity.
02:06 Considering a 3rd party lab
08:50 Reference standards of COAs
15:36 Legal ramification to consider while lab shopping
19:57 Establishing your company as compliant
23:15 Format regulations of COA
24:55 What should you test for?
31:39 How to ensure the quality of the product?
38:09 What happens if the consumer tests for THC?
Thuy serves as the Director of Operations and Regulatory Affairs for Hammer Enterprises LLC, one of the largest vertically integrated, ISO 9001:2015 accredited, USDA Organic Certified industrial hemp companies in Colorado and is the first and only cannabis company to be awarded the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s (CDPHE) Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) Achievement Award since 2018. Hammer Enterprises is a custom white label manufacturer offering full-spectrum hemp oil, CBD isolate, concentrates, vapes, tinctures, soft gels, topicals, and edibles. Hammer Enterprises is committed to strict quality control guidelines, ethical standards, and high integrity to deliver pesticide-free, chemical-free, and preservative-free products. Hammer Enterprises is devoted to setting the standard in the industry, promoting public health, public safety, and environmental stewardship.View the profile
Wesley Maguire is the Chromatography Manager for Pixis Labs and Columbia Food Labs in Portland, Oregon. He has a decade of experience in residue analysis and specializes in method development for complex matrices. At Pixis/CFL, Wesley has led research into expanded residue testing for cannabis, including comprehensive pesticide and mycotoxin analysis beyond the scope of state compliance requirements.View the profile
Alex Seleznov founded and designed the vertical integration of Advanced Extraction, LLC in 2015. An innovative company specializing in organically produced Hemp Products that strive toward everything being done by working and living consciously. As President and CFO, Alex’s responsibilities include complex reconciliations, solutions for increased profitability and systematically creating processes to improve efficiency. Also, he manages the most publicly known division of AE, Pure Hemp Botanicals, which has been recognized as a global leader in Hemp- based CBD products. Prior to the organization of the Company Alex was a financial analyst for Tagawa Greenhouse Enterprises, operating more than 2 million square feet of greenhouse space across three different states, and a controller for Seleznov Capital Advisors withover twenty years business experience in accounting and finance with the last seven years in the horticultural and cannabis industry. He is a board member and Treasurer for the National Hemp Association and has appeared at numerous speaking events such as NOCO, Colorado AG Forum & CWCBE. He has provided content and appeared in Greenhouse Grower Magazine, Hemp Industry Daily and Hemp Connoisseur Magazine as one of the "100 People you should know."View the profile
Jake is a co-founder at Treehouse and serves as the Chief Scientific Officer. As CSO he leads a team of chemists working to lead the industry in cannabinoid isolation and formulation. Jake obtained his PhD in Organic Chemistry from Yale University as an NSF Graduate Research Fellow, and his B.S. in Chemistry with Honors from Villanova University. Jake’s research focused on medicinal chemistry and the development of new spectroscopic methods, fields in which he has authored multiple papers.View the profile
Beyond advising individual businesses, Heidi is committed to fortifying, defending, and building credibility for the cannabis industry as a whole. Heidi relevant experience is more than legal strategy—she is a thought leader: a forward-thinking blogger, educator, writer, and featured speaker. She regularly writes cutting-edge articles for legal journals, industry publications, and frequently post to her acclaimed and widely followed Heidi Urness Law News. She speaks to business groups, academic institutions, and government bodies on a variety of cannabis legal issues, and is frequently quoted by global and local media outlets. Heidi consistently collaborates with other lawyers, experts, and industry professionals to leverage her wide range of legal strengths and network to offer clients effective and timely support.View the profile
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Everyone thanks you so much for the warm introduction, Adam. So today we will be discussing don't believe don't just believe know the significance of the certificate of analysis. I'm going to go ahead and start off this panel with everyone's introductions and I'll let everyone introduces themselves. Hi, I'm Jake Black Chief Scientific Officer at Treehouse Biotech. We do hemp manufacturing and wholesale ingredient manufacturer and then we also have an R&D team focused on the isolation and conversion of
a lot of the minor cannabinoids. And so I bring a Ph.D. in chemistry. So I'm bringing the kind of chemical background to this conversation, hopefully Alex Seleznov President and CFO of Advanced Extraction LLC in Brighton, Colorado. We are a vertically integrated hemp company with a growing division lab division extraction processing division contract Manufacturing in our retail blind brand pure hemp Botanicals. My name is Wesley Maguire. I'm the Technical Manager for Pixis Labs and Columbia Good Labs located in Portland, Oregon. We're a full-service analytical laboratory that
serves the environmental and agricultural Industries over a variety of different Commodities. I have over a decade of experience doing analytical testing for the agricultural sector and my background is primarily in residue analysis and phytochemicals. Hi there. I'm Heidi Urness. I am an attorney in private practice and I'm based here in Seattle. I represent only cannabis clients. So come and see me
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