Shimadzu are hosting a cannabis symposium

Shimadzu and select industry partners are planning a symposium for cannabis laboratory personnel at the end of March.

Experts from six organizations will be discussing topics such as medical cannabis, women in the cannabis industry, sample preparation, cannabis processing, quality data, investments and instruments for testing potency, terpenes, pesticides, residual solvents, heavy metals, moisture content, and mycotoxins.

The symposium will be held on March 30, 2017 in Columbia Maryland. There are no costs and lunch will be provided.

Click here to RSVP, then email the PDF to

Shimadzu are planning future symposiums in Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, Illinois, Texas, Kansas, and California. The dates have not yet been chosen, as Shimadzu is determining highest interest levels first. You can sign up for future symposiums using the RSVP link above.

Symposium Schedule

9:00 – 9:15
Bob Clifford, Ph.D.   General Manager, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments

9:15 – 10:00
Building Partnerships & Awareness in Cannabis Medicine, Research & QC Testing
Josh Crossney   President & Founder, jCanna/Cannabis Science Conference

10:10 – 10:15
Why Women Are Important to the Cannabis Industry
Megan Rogers   Co-Chair, Women Grow Baltimore

10:15 – 10:30

10:30 – 12:00
Good Practice:  Sample Preparation, The Investment in What Comes Next
Barry Schubmehl   Fritsch Milling & Sizing, Inc.

12:00 – 1:30

1:30 – 2:30
Why is sample preparation so important?
Tim Osborn-Jones   Vice President of Marketing, SPEX Sample Prep

2:30 – 3:30
Ensuring Chromatographic Data Quality to Make a Safer Cannabis Product
Rick Lake   Director, Business Development, RESTEK Corporation

3:30 – 4:45
Analytical Instruments in Cannabis Testing, It’s Not Smoke and Mirrors
Bob Clifford, Ph.D.   General Manager, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments

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