The Cannabis Science Conference held in Providence, Rhode Island, was a testament to the incredible strides being made in the cannabis industry. This gathering of experts, enthusiasts, and pioneers showcased the latest advancements in cannabis science, fostering a sense of community and sparking discussions that will undoubtedly shape the future of this dynamic field. Here are some of the key takeaways and highlights from this transformative event.
Expert-Led Workshops and Panels:
One of the most valuable aspects of the conference was the opportunity to engage directly with experts in intimate workshop settings. These hands-on sessions covered a wide range of topics, from extraction techniques to regulatory compliance, offering attendees a chance to deepen their understanding and practical skills in specific areas of interest.
Tracy Szerszen PJLA’s President had the opportunity to speak on the Panel “Standards and Accreditation – The Way We Move Forward?” and here are her comments “This panel educated the audience on new standard developments being brought forward to the cannabis testing labs. It also addressed how regulatory, accreditors and standard development groups can collectively work together to strengthen the cannabis industry. Panel members were asked how we felt about cannabis being legalized federally. Tracy commented that this would help us as accreditors tremendously. It would make assessing easier if all labs used common standardized test methods and give us more confidence in proficiency testing studies. Input from the audience was entertained and the initiative to organize future meetings with states or through CANNRA would be a start towards this effort”.
Attendees had the chance to connect with like-minded individuals who share a passion for advancing the cannabis industry. From impromptu discussions in the hallways to structured networking events, the conference provided ample opportunities for meaningful connections and partnerships.
The Cannabis Science Conference made clear the potential of the growing cannabis industry. The groundbreaking research and collaborative spirit on display serve as a powerful reminder of the positive impact that cannabis can have on society. As we reflect on the knowledge gained and connections made, we look forward to a future where cannabis continues to transform lives and shape the world of science and medicine.
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