Course Details

Recent Advancements in the Cannabis Industry

Course Area



Available for 90 days after enrollment

Approximate Course Run Time

1 hour

Continuing Education Units


Course Fee

No charge

E-learning content is available on demand


Course Details


Creating a successful business framework is essential for all cannabis industry organizations. You must have a system in place to guarantee the quality of the product, ensuring best practices are being used in the production to maximize repeatability and increase scalability.

Companies across the Americas need to understand what is coming from a testing and sampling perspective, the new trends that are emerging and that will have a big impact on the political, legislative and economical panorama for the Cannabis industry.

Key Takeaways and learning objectives

What you will learn in this webinar:

In this session, our great speakers, Ashton Abrahams and Jennifer Lott will cover the following topics:

  • Cannabis 2.0.
  • Testing and sampling
  • The Trends for the future by looking into the past
  • The impact of the cannabis industry on Sustainability
  • What is GMP and what are the benefits of implementing it

Presenter information

Ashton Abrahams has over 20 years of progressive experience and is the Co-founder and President at Sigma Analytical Services which is the first cannabis-focused, GMP-certified, analytical and microbiological testing laboratory in Canada. Through Sigma, Ashton has spearheaded tens of project regarding quality assurance, quality control standards, method and technology transfer, and IP creation for cannabis-derived topicals, edibles, and more.  Ashton has focused in the past six years on quality control and testing cannabis derived products and psychedelics, and on advanced methods of extraction and formulation, in Canada, Colombia, and the US, and is a member of C-45 Quality Association, Centennial College’s Program Advisory Committee (PAC) for Cannabis Cultivation and Processing program and GS1 Canada Cannabis Work Group. He has been advocating for the right quality and testing requirements and regulations for cannabis and psychedelics in the past few years in multiple interviews, articles, presentations, and panels.

Jennifer Lott is the Service Delivery Director at BSI Group - AMAS supporting Food, Cannabis, Retail, Internal and Supplier Assurance Solutions. Jennifer’s expertise includes GMP, FSSC 22000 Manufacturing and Packaging, RSPO, Codex Alimentarious, 21 CFR 117, 21 CFR 111, 21 CFR 210-211, ICH Q7, BRCGS Consumer Products, WHO GDP, Eudralex, BRCGS Storage & Distribution, BRCGS Packaging, BRCGS Agents & Brokers and ISO 22716. She is an accredited Lead Auditor and Trainer with over 25 years’ experience in quality and safety management system development, consulting, packaging and laboratory management.

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