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Guy Rocourt
Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer at Papa and Barkley
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CannaFarm CON 2019
August 2, 2019, San Diego, USA
CannaFarm CON 2019
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I've Got Your Number: Lab Testing
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Guy Rocourt
Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer at Papa and Barkley
Kristofer Marsh
Lab Director at The Niva Labs
Gene Galyuk
CTO at Capna Systems
John MacKay
CTO at NewBridge Global Ventures
Steve Vallo
Formerly with Steep Hill Labs at Regulatory Sampling

Guy is the Co-founder, and Chief Product Officer for Papa & Barkley, a cannabis wellness line with products ranging from topicals to vape oils, to tinctures. Guy Rocourt is an experienced cannabis entrepreneur and an expert grower, extractor and product development practitioner. Guy has launched multiple companies in the cannabis space and has deep subject matter expertise. Guy is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology and a Navy veteran who served as a technician and helmsman on nuclear submarines. Guy has designed and built manufactured infused products facilities (MIPs) in California, Nevada and Colorado. In addition to his technical and scientific expertise, he is also an artist with the cannabis plant, continuously envisioning and creating new products. His creativity and understanding of the market and cannabis consumers provides deep insight into strategy, production, due diligence of potential investments and product development.Aside from his creative background and experience in product development, Guy was a long-time caregiver for Montel Williams and has also helped other patients with issues including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s Disease, cancer and epilepsy. His understanding of the lifecycle of the plant and its ability to produce rich ratios of cannabinoids and terpenes has led him to craft wellness products (such as CBD/THC tinctures) with the goal of helping those suffering from chronic pain.

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Kris Marsh earned a Ph.D. in Materials Chemistry from UCLA and a B.S. in Chemistry from Towson University. He is the Lab Director at The Niva Labs, a cannabis and hemp testing laboratory and contract research organization in Los Angeles, CA. Prior to joining Niva, Kris served as Lab Director for EVIO Labs and Lab Manager for Steep Hill.

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The son of a hockey player, Gene Galyuk was born in Kyiv Ukraine and immigrated to the United States in 1992 at the age of 7. He started playing hockey at an early age and in 2003 became a world champion for his native country.Primarily focused on indoor cultivation, Gene co-founded Herbotronics Inc in 2010,whichbuilt and operated several large cultivation facilities in Southern California under the SB 420 and prop 215. During the extract boom of 2011, Gene began researching extraction to understand the existing technologies and methodologies as well as determining the marketability and demand in the current market place.Gene co-founded Capna Labs, in 2014. Capna Labs was launched as a fully integrated extraction, refinement, and formulation service provider that primarily focused on CO2 extraction technologies that were the most current at that time. Within a year of operation, it was determined that the CO2 systems were simply incapable of the necessary throughput required to run a successful extraction facility.In 2015, Gene also co-founded The Bloom Brand. The Bloom Brand became oneof California’s top THC vapebrands by market share, and is now sold in NV, NM, and WA.The Bloom Brand quickly took over the manufacturing capacity at Capna Labs. It was during the ramp up of The Bloom Brand that Gene was tasked with improving the extraction capabilities internally at Capna Labs.

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John A. MacKay earned his B.A. in Chemistry at the St. Lawrence University. He also earned his Ph.D. At the University of Vermont, where he focused on Inorganic Chemistry and on the synthesis of cancer fighting compounds. After working in teaching positions at the University of Vermont, Lyndon State College, and Davidson College, John went on to join Waters Corporation in 1983.

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Steve has most recently worked in the medical cannabis industry as the Field Technician for Steep Hill Labs, conducting all R&D and State Regulatory samplings for Southern California. Prior to that he worked for three years as the Operations Coordinator for CK Properties, a cannabis company in the San Fernando Valley.Before to moving to LA in 2015, Steve was a cannabis grower in Florida for 13 years. Working with a tiny 400W indoor micro-grow, he managed to yield, on average 2oz per plant. When Steve started growing his own Cannabis in 2002 it was because of the massive amounts of mold found in the Cannabis being sold in South Florida. This is the main reason why Steve is very passionate about laboratory testing for all Cannabis products. He believes all cannabis patients deserve access to the purest full-spectrum medicines, free from microbial contaminants, heavy metals, pesticides, mycotoxins, residual solvents.It’s also a personal thing for Steve, in November of 2014 his wife was diagnosed with stage 4 Colon Cancer. Her first round of chemo almost killed her and they were told that there was nothing else that conventional medicine could do for her. In early 2015 Steve moved his family from Florida to California to access to cannabis oil for his sick wife. Steve’s wife passed away in September of 2016, but her access to cannabis oil enabled her to enjoy an exemplary quality of life before she died.

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About the talk

If you look at your harvest, and immediately see numbers, you likely already know the importance of getting your plants lab tested. And we're not talking just potency. No. The lab has the skinny on what you've grown. They can quantify those alluring terpenes you've been trying to showcase.

Even more importantly, the lab sells peace-of-mind via their validation that your benevolent eorts to reduce pests, microbes and potential mycotoxin contamination, have paid o, and that your product is safe for consumption or further downstream processing. Yes...the lab has your number. This panel divulges how analytical data can help your grow.

00:38 Introduction

05:06 What does the BCC require to test?

06:46 Importance of turnaround time and consistency

10:19 Standardization of machines and devices

17:00 Importance of testing your product early

24:02 How to select your lab?

28:42 Q&A

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