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Cannabis – QC, Specifications, Analytical Testing Requirements Workshop

March 26, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Quality Control for Cannabis: Specifications and Analytical Testing Requirements

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Dates Available

November 7, 2023


10:00 am - 3:00 pm


CAD $585 + HST




October 31, 2023

Live interactive and instructor led


The analytical testing requirement under Cannabis Regulations involves understanding various tests including wet chemistry, chromatography and microbiology, which will be introduced, discussed in-depth and interpreted.

This workshop will cover aspects in Quality Control, certificate of analysis, analytical testing procedure and laboratory techniques on Cannabis for Medical Purpose – topics include:

  • Equipment: Calibration and Qualification
  • Certificate of Analysis (CofA)
  • Reference Standards
  • Regulated under GMP, SOP and Safety guidelines

The Cannabis is bringing in a lot of career opportunities to the Canadian market and is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing industries in Canada. The rapid growth of the Cannabis industry means there is a need for QC analysts or technicians and management on Quality Control.

This workshop focuses on laboratory safety, techniques, background theories of all necessary chemical analysis for Cannabis, including: identification test, volatile test, physical test, assay test, pesticides test, aflatoxin test and biology test using various analytical techniques and instruments, which are regulated by Health Canada. Concepts such as Quality Assurance, Certificate of Analysis (C of A), and R&D on analytical methods are also discussed.


  • Brief Review of Cannabis Regulations and Analytical Testing Requirements
  • Practice laboratory safety and techniques (WHIMS)
  • Work in GMP regulated laboratory and follow SOPs
  • Theory and background for each type of testing
  • Detailed various QC experiments related to Cannabis
  • Assay for THCA, THC, CBDA, CBD, CBN, etc.
  • Testing for Aflatoxin, Residual Solvents, Pesticides, Terpene and Heavy Metals
  • Method development and validation following ICH guideline
  • Interpret laboratory data from Certificate of Analysis
  • Interpret data from HPLC, GC/GC-MS, ICP-MS etc.
  • Detection of pathogens in Cannabis

Who should attend:

This course is intended for those who are interested in analysis of cannabis; as an analyst, manager or organization looking to become a licenced producer (LP).

  • Analytical Chemists
  • QC Chemists/ Technologists
  • QC Managers
  • QA Associates/Managers
  • Licensed Producers
  • Method Development Analysts

Certificate of Attendance and Course Material

  • All participants will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the course.
  • The participants will be receiving specially prepared course manual.


March 26, 2020
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:


AAPS Training Center
200 Consumers Road, Suite 200
Toronto, Ontario M2J 4R4 Canada