Cannabis, Training and Education

Upcoming Webinar: Update on the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program

June 17, 2021

Free live webinarJuly 14, 2021 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm ETSpeakers: Bill Richmond, USDA and Dr. Kerry Smith, USDARegistration link coming soon! On March 8, 2021, the U.S. Department of Agriculture […]

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AOAC Announces Six Test Kits Approved for Enumeration of Yeast and Molds in Cannabis

June 4, 2021

Rockville, Maryland, June 4, 2021 – AOAC INTERNATIONAL announced today that six test kits for enumeration of yeasts and molds in dried cannabis flower [9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) >0.3%] were granted Performance […]

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Analytical Methods Week Approvals

May 8, 2021

During the latest Analytical Methods Week, April 26-May 4, 2021, there were a number of different approvals from Expert Review Panels (ERPs) and Working Groups (WG). APROVALS DURING ANALYTICAL METHODS […]

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AOAC Training Course: ISO/IEC 17025 Overview with Distinct Notations for Cannabis Laboratories

April 21, 2021

On demand coming soon. 4-hour online classAOAC INTERNATIONAL Members: USD $316.00Non-Members: USD $395.00 Overview Laboratory accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025 represents an international gold standard for laboratory quality assurance. The standard applies […]

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Call for Comments for two draft SMPRs for yeast & mold and mycotoxins in cannabis

March 18, 2021

DEADLINE: April 30, 2021. AOAC INTERNATIONAL (AOAC) announces the availability of the following draft Standard Method Performance Requirements®(SMPRs®) for public comment: Viable Total Yeast and Mold Count Enumeration Quantitative Analysis […]

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Call for Methods: Detection of Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli in Cannabis and Cannabis Products

March 8, 2021

NO DEADLINE Objective AOAC INTERNATIONAL invites method authors and developers to submit relevant methods that may meet the Standard Method Performance Requirements (SMPR®) for Detection of Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli […]

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Call for Methods: Mycotoxin Screening Technique in Cannabis Plant Materials and Cannabis Derivatives

March 8, 2021

NO DEADLINE Objective AOAC INTERNATIONAL invites method authors and developers to submit relevant methods that may meet the Standard Method Performance Requirements (SMPR®) for Mycotoxin Screening Technique in Cannabis Plant […]

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February 2021 update: Cannabis Analytical Science Program

February 17, 2021

CASP’s working groups have been making significant progress. View the February update below, or view the full CASP newsletter > Cannabinoids in Consumables The Cannabinoids in Consumables Working Group, chaired […]

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AOAC Training & Education: Chemical Contaminants in Cannabis

February 9, 2021

In this 90-minute free webinar, subject matter experts share insights into pesticide residue and mycotoxin method development, a US perspective on pesticide and mycotoxin testing, good manufacturing practices, and navigating […]

Cannabis, Training and Education

AOAC Training & Education: Microbial Contaminants in Cannabis

February 9, 2021

In this free 90-minute webinar, subject matter experts share insights into which technologies are suitable for what a lab is trying to accomplish, challenges faced in the cannabis micro lab, […]

Cannabis, Training and Education

AOAC Training & Education: Heavy Metals in Cannabis

February 9, 2021

In this free 90-minute webinar, subject matter experts share insights into regulating heavy metals in cannabis, heavy metal analysis, validation of various metals by microwave digestion and ICP-MS Analysis, and […]

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AOAC Training & Education: Setting up a Cannabis Lab

February 9, 2021

Starting a cannabis testing laboratory is a complex endeavor with many aspects to consider. In this 90-minute webinar, subject matter experts share their insights on setting realistic timelines, building a […]

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Call for Comments: Draft Laboratory guidance for drying field-fresh hemp plant samples in preparation for determination of total THC on a dry-weight basis.

November 3, 2020

DEADLINE: December 4, 2020 AOAC INTERNATIONAL (AOAC) announces the availability of the following draft document for public comment: Laboratory guidance for drying field-fresh hemp plant samples in preparation for determination […]

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AOAC INTERNATIONAL activates accelerated program to evaluate test kits that measure yeast and mold in cannabis

September 28, 2020

ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND, USA, September 28, 2020 —AOAC INTERNATIONAL has launched a new project to develop technical requirements, evaluate, and certify the performance of test kits that enumerate total yeast and […]

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