CBD: The Road to Quality - Chapter 3: Test Methods, Requirements, and Best Practices

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Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 2pm EDT |1pm CDT| 11am PDT How should you test your hemp products? In this webcast, learn about testing requirements for hemp (federal and state), including notable disparities. Then, take a deep dive into test methods and best practices.

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The quality gap is widening as more products enter the CBD market. Government regulators, industry critics, and responsible market players are well aware that many products in the market are failing to meet label claims. As competition grows in the CBD market, and as industry scrutiny increases, responsible companies must stand out by ensuring they employ industry best practices for putting credible, high-quality products on the shelf.

In this webcast series, we go back to basics: How to employ best practices in cultivation, extraction, processing, testing, and third-party certifications. Join us as we take a deep dive into the science of cannabis and what the future of excellence holds.

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Chapter 3: Test Methods, Requirements, and Best Practices

In this webcast, we review best practices for testing your hemp products. Learn about testing requirements (federal and state), including notable disparities. Then, we’ll take a deep dive into test methods and best practices.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about requirements for testing hemp, both federal and state level, including notable disparities
  • Take a deep dive into test methods and best practices
  • Get advice on setting specifications and selecting valid analytical methods

Who Should Attend:

  • Laboratory managers
  • Bench chemists
  • Processors
  • Manufacturers
  • General Management
  • Legal / Regulatory
  • Extractors
  • Science
  • Product Development
  • Marketing / Creative
  • R&D
  • Cultivators/Growers


Holly Johnson, PhD
Chief Science Officer
American Herbal Products Association

Holly E. Johnson, PhD, is the Chief Science Officer at the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) where she is the primary scientific resource for the organization, providing individualized technical guidance to member organizations and helping the herbal industry use the latest science, technology, and research to ensure consumers continue to have informed access to innovative, safe, and effective herbal products. Before joining AHPA, Holly served as the Laboratory Director for Alkemist Labs, an ISO 17025–accredited natural products testing lab specializing in botanicals. Holly earned her PhD in pharmacognosy at the College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois–Chicago (UIC), under renowned pharmacognosist and researcher Dr. Norman Farnsworth. Holly was awarded a National Institutes of Health (NIH) pre-doctoral fellowship and trained at the UIC/NIH Center for Botanical Dietary Supplements Research. She was a postdoctoral research fellow at The Institute for EthnoMedicine, studying the etiology of neurodegenerative disease, and worked for Waters Corporation conducting technical training and regulatory consulting for pharmaceutical and supplements companies. She is currently a research associate with the National Tropical Botanical Garden and serves on AOAC Stakeholders Panels and Expert Review Panels for foods and dietary supplements. She is a member of the United States Pharmacopeia’s (USP) Expert Panel on Medical Cannabis, the Editorial Board of the Journal of AOAC International, and also serves on the advisory boards of the American Botanical Council and the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia. Holly has over 20 years of experience in natural products chemistry with botanicals and spent many happy years conducting research on medicinal plants and teaching courses at the University of Hawaii.

Patricia Atkins
Senior Applications Scientist

Patricia Atkinsis a Senior Applications Scientist with Spex, an Antylia Scientific company. She is a frequent conference speaker and contributor to scientific journals and magazines on chemical and scientific topics including her column in Cannabis Science and Technology magazine. Patricia received her degrees from Rutgers University. She was a chemist supervisor at Ciba Specialty Chemicals in the Water Treatment Division and a laboratory manager and researcher at Rutgers University in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department where she was involved in air pollution research. In 2008, Patricia joined SPEX CertiPrep as an applications scientist. She is a speaker at numerous conferences and meetings around the world. Patricia is a columnist for Cannabis Science and Technology magazine and a frequent guest contributor and author for many other journals, magazines and industry publications. She is also involved as a committee member of several organizations such as ASTM, AOAC, NACRW, and Emerald Scientific.

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