Complimentary Virtual Event

October 29, 2018
12:00 Noon - 5:00 PM EDT

Complimentary Webinar

Infused Products Virtual Conference

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Infused Products Virtual Conference

This complimentary virtual conference consists of 5 back-to-back webinars, all on the same day.

In a number of states across the country, edibles, topicals, beverages and other infused products are taking up a larger percentage of the market share. They come in all shapes and sizes- from granola bars to lotions, lubricant and scented candles; manufacturers are infusing a wide variety of products with cannabis, creating a market that meets a larger consumer demographic.

Different states have different rules when it comes to product safety. Some states require ServSafe training and local health inspections, while others have more stringent lab testing rules, require documented GMPs and even a form of certification demonstrating proper food safety protocols.

State regulations shouldn’t be the reason why infused products manufacturers have robust safety and quality standards, consumer safety is. Getting ahead of regulations with proactive safety and quality planning can improve a business’s bottom line tremendously. There are a number of tools and tricks cannabis companies can learn from the food industry to streamline their businesses and gain a bigger chunk of the market share.

Who Should Attend:

  • Infused products and edibles manufacturers-owners, managers, directors of operations, compliance and quality.
  • Investors or stakeholders of infused products companies.
  • Dispensary owners, managers and staff.
  • Extractors, processors and distributors.


12:00 PM - Welcome & Introductions
Aaron Biros, Editor, - Host and Moderator

12:05 PM - Sustainability, Consumer Safety & Education Standards in Infused Products
Ben Gelt, Board Chairman at Cannabis Certification Council (CCC)

  • Consumer safety and education
  • Environmental sustainability

12:50 PM - Technology Spotlight

1:05 PM - Cannabis Compliance-Regulations, Food Safety, and GMPs
Kim Stuck, Founder, Allay Consulting

  • Discussion about different regulatory bodies that currently regulate and the one that haven't begun yet.
  • Discussion on food safety compliance and common food safety pitfalls in the industry
  • Discussion on ways to get and stay in compliance and proper SOG/GMP practices

1:50 PM - Technology Spotlight 

2:05 PM - How to Vet Suppliers in Cannabis Product Manufacturing
Amy Davison, Director, Operations & Compliance, Stratos

  • The quality of your edible cannabis product can only be as reliable as the components that comprise it.
  • When evaluating a potential supplier for these three areas, a risk-based method follows a vendor selection process that highlights critical ingredients and also adequately assesses excipients.
  • With this approach, the vetting process for a supplier is based on the impact the potential ingredient or component will have on the quality and purity of the finished product.

2:50 PM - Technology Spotlight

3:05 PM - Bringing Food Safety Planning to Cannabis Manufacturing
Charles Deibel, President & CEO
Deibel Labs, Inc.

  • Consumers and manufacturers want safe products. This is nothing new; but how do we guarantee product safety to Cannabis producers?  This webinar will help Cannabis Manufacturers by discussing prevention based strategies for product safety, including vendor relationships and recall plans.
  • Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) – This is the gold standard program used in the food manufacturing and food service industries for preventing food safety issues. We will discuss areas for adapting this program to the Cannabis Infused Products industry. We are at our best when consumers enjoy products and buy them again without getting sick or finding unwanted items in the products (such as hair, metal fragments, or stones).  The focus of HACCP is to prevent issues: not reacting to issues that have already occurred.  Since the cornerstone of HACCP relies heavily on foundational programs already in place, such as Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Pest Control, and Sanitation, companies that have well developed HACCP plans end up making a higher quality product with less product loss during manufacturing.  What a great unintended consequence!
  • Learn more about how programs such as selecting your vendors, like laboratory partners, can help you avoid product safety issues that can lead to recalls.
  • Lastly, we will touch on a brief design for a Recall Plan and how a good program can help you save money in the event of a recall. 

3:50 PM - Technology Spotlight

4:05 PM - Quality Controls in Edibles Manufacturing - On-site and in-the-field chemical Analysis

4:50 PM - Discussion

5:00 PM - Adjournment


Ben Gelt

Ben Gelt 

 Board Chairman - Cannabis Certification Council

Ben is an entrepreneur and consultant, focused on public affairs and business development. A respected political strategist and policy expert, Ben co-founded the Organic Cannabis Association in 2015. Ben has been at the forefront of cannabis policy in Colorado since 2011, when he worked with the University of Colorado Toxicology Lab to advocate for higher standards of testing in the cannabis industry. He currently serves on the City of Denver Industry Stakeholder Group, The State of Colorado Pesticide Stakeholder Committee and is a principal with Par, LLC. In addition to his efforts in cannabis, Ben works in real estate, public affairs and general business development. Ben lives in Denver, CO.

Kim Stuck

Kim Stuck 

Founder - Allay Consulting

Kimberly Stuck is founder of Allay Compliance Consulting and was the first Marijuana Specialist for a public health authority in the Nation in Denver CO. She is a leading cannabis food safety expert and a Certified Professional of Food Safety (CP-FS) through NEHA. She has disposed of millions of dollars of Cannabis/ Cannabis products due to non-compliance as a regulator before starting Allay. She has greatly helped Colorado and California develop cannabis food safety requirements and develop their regulations. She has knowledge of local, state and federal cannabis and health/safety regulations in several states. Allay Consulting’s goal is to help the cannabis industry produce safe products for consumers and thrive compliantly on a global scale.

Amy Davison
Aaron Biros

Amy Davison

Director, Operations & Compliance - Stratos

Amy Davison is responsible for continued compliance with industry-related rules and regulations set forth by the Marijuana Enforcement Division and the Department of Agriculture. At Stratos, Davison is also charged with developing internal procedures for sustaining and developing high-quality cannabis-infused products, and collaborating with other businesses and organizations for the development of meaningful industry standards. She brings more than 15 years of quality and compliance experience in the pharmaceutical and dietary supplement industries and has a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry from East Texas Baptist University.

Aaron Biros

Editor-in-Chief - Cannabis Industry Journal

Aaron Biros is the Editor-in-Chief of Cannabis Industry (CIJ), an online business-to-business trade journal focused on the legal cannabis industry. Biros started CIJ in 2015 when he officially joined Innovative Publishing full time. Through editorial coverage of the cannabis markets, Biros has developed a familiarity with regulatory compliance, quality and safety issues as they relate to the burgeoning cannabis industry. Biros covers science and technology updates, breaking news, regulations and emerging markets from his office based in Portland, Oregon.

Charles Deibel is the President and CEO of Deibel Labs, Inc. an internationally recognized corporation of 15 testing labs in North America for over 50 years, serving the Food, Beverage, Personal Care, and Cannabis Industries.  As an industry advocate, Charles has testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on important food safety concerns. He worked with the Department of Justice to help shape the legal case against Peanut Corporation of America and testified as an expert witness during the trial.  As a microbiologist, Charles uses his industry experience and scientific knowledge to aid clients in Food Safety Plan development and recovering from bacterial remediation events.  Charles is a Certified HACCP Alliance Lead Instructor, a recognized Process Authority, a PCQI Lead Instructor, and performs cGMP / HACCP system development for clients of Deibel Labs.


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