August 23, 2019

Analyzing cannabis and CBD samples can be challenging. From setting up a laboratory to developing methods, even experienced chemists can struggle to ensure standard operating procedures consistent with state and country regulations.


In early June, AOAC’s Executive Director Dave Schmidt joined Toby Astill of PerkinElmer at the Institute of Food Technologists IFT19 meeting in New Orleans to introduce AOAC’s Cannabis Analytical Science Program (CASP) and give an overview of the scientific topics, resources and processes behind ensuring safety and compliance of cannabis edibles. More than 120 attendees with many questions attended the session, and several sought advice and information to connect to our CASP initiative.