IAS supports cannabis laboratory activities on virtual panel
The International Accreditation Service (IAS) actively supported the Cannabis Labs Virtual Conferences held on Nov. 17, 2020, and Jan. 20, 2021, which focused on themes such as science, technology, regulatory compliance and quality management. The webinars were hosted and organized by Innovative Publishing Company, which carries the Cannabis Industry Journal. The webinars were held to improve the knowledge of industry practitioners on the technical aspects of starting, operating and managing laboratory activities within the industry.
Several topics were presented during the meetings, including panel discussions held on various subjects such as issues facing the cannabis industry, regulatory pitfalls, hemp testing programs, microbiology testing, accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025, traceability, and state and federal based requirements.
Practical and educational information from experts in the cannabis testing industry were brought together. In particular, IAS was invited to join other U.S.-based accreditation bodies that offer cannabis testing in a panel discussion to share ideas and provide input on a number of topics related to accreditation. The webinars were successfully attended by more than 200 participants from across the nation.
IAS will continue to support the cannabis industry and provide accreditation to cannabis labs. More information is available on the IAS Cannabis Testing Laboratory Accreditation webpage.