What is Quality Assurance in Cannabis, and What Does it Mean for Consumers?June 22nd, 2022 - 12pm CST
Cannabis is now legal for medical use in more than three dozen states, and 19 states (at last count) have legalized adult-use marijuana sales. But when choosing among hundreds of products produced in jurisdictions across the country, how can consumers be confident about reliability, consistency, and safety?
This is why quality assurance measures are crucial for cannabis.
Who Should Attend?From consumers to executives to manufacturing supervisors and customer-facing retail workers, everyone who interacts with legal cannabis today is affected by quality assurance measures. This webinar is tailor-made for the cannabis professionals who are in the cockpit for quality assurance, including extraction technicians, cultivation technicians, lab directors and lab technicians, quality managers, facility managers, VPs of manufacturing, and compliance supervisors, to name just a few.
Attendees will gain expert insight on:• What quality assurance measures entail
• How quality assurance can help ensure safer cannabis products
• The testing and quality assurance methods used for cannabis
• How quality assurance methods can affect the consistency and quality of products
• How quality assurance is keeping apace with all the new types of cannabis products
Nicole Leja is Vice President, Quality Assurance at Curaleaf Holdings, a leading international provider of consumer products in cannabis. Nicole leads the development and implementation of a quality management program across all US sites with adherence to current and future-state quality requirements. Prior to Curaleaf, she worked at Eurofins Spectrum Analytical as “Business Unit Manager, President.” Nicole has more than 20 years of experience overseeing operations and regulatory compliance.
Tyler Williams is the founder and Chief Technical Officer of Cannabis Safety & Quality (CSQ), a safety-driven firm that helps other companies minimize risk and protect their brands by helping reduce product recalls. Before founding CSQ, Tyler was the Vice President of Operations for ASI, one of the leading food safety auditing, training, and consulting companies in the U.S. In 2019, Tyler started a non-profit organization called Show Me Food Safety, which helps small food manufacturers and growers in Missouri improve their food safety practices. Named to the 2021 40 under 40 by the St. Louis Business Journal Williams is also the co-founder of Winter Haze Cannabis, a cannabis company in Peoria, Illinois.
Rafael Bombonato is the Chief Compliance Officer for Green Scientific Labs, and has more than 15 years of compliance, quality assurance, and product safety experience, including the past five years in the Medical Cannabis industry. Rafael is part of the cannabis technical committee at CSQ (Cannabis Safety and Quality) and SQF (Safe Quality Food). He is also a Quality Auditor, HACCP trained, SQF Practitioner, and is involved in policy, regulation, and guideline development throughout all aspects of the Cannabis industry. He previously served as Quality and Compliance Manager and Corporate Quality Manager at Curaleaf
Our Webinar PartnersThis event would not be possible without our partners’ insight and years of experience in safety, and compliance adherence in cannabis - and the rigorously-regulated food manufacturing industry.
Hosted by Rootwurks
Rootwurks is a cannabis e-learning and compliance management platform built through the know-how of some of the leading experts in food manufacturing compliance and cannabis law. The centerpiece of the company is the Rootwurks Learning Experience Platform (LXP), an online cannabis education and compliance tool that was designed to help companies meet their compliance needs and receive educational guidance to build a culture of safety in their daily operations.
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