Join us online August 10-12
The online workshop will be held 2:00 - 4:00 pm CST each of the three days.
Registration is closed.
For the recently licensed cannabis producer interested in developing infused foods, the world of beverages and edibles can seem confusing and poorly supported. Regulations, from track and trace to laboratory analyses, consume large amounts of the entrepreneur’s time. Food quality, food science, and critical controls are often only touched upon. With limited capital, production is frequently a scaled up culinary operation that promises unique products, yet soon strains under production, laboratory, and quality pressures.
The course comes from listening to over two years of common questions in the legal infused foods industry. The food-oriented business owner will receive valuable guidance in producing consistent and safe products, be they active cannabinoid CBD or THC. The Primer is the first course of its kind to address solutions from the small producer’s point of view versus presentations describing specific products or services.
Presented as four, two-hour sessions, Cannabis Infused Foods—An Entrepreneur’s Primer, alleviates the Zoom™ fatigue of talking heads with a mix of self-directed field exercises, pre-readings, and team debriefs.
For maximum benefit and class interactions, attendees should expect to:
- Visit a licensed cannabis dispensary in their state to purchase one or more infused edibles or beverages.
(Attendees may substitute any CBD infused product available
Understanding of the Eating Experience)
- Purchase or have available a milligram scale. (0-20 gm span, 1 mg resolution, usually about US$20 Science of Culinary Techniques)
- Have access to spreadsheet tools capable of simple statistical calculations as well as shared presentation tools. Google Sheets or Slides with a Gmail account work well. Excel and PowerPoint via email are also suitable.
- Understanding of food quality standards and how these may apply to locally ‘illegal’ ingredients such as CBD and THC.
- Understand basic cannabinoid pharmacology and how consumer’s reactions may vary to dose.
- The ability to engage with testing laboratories to:
- Understand methods, performance requirements, laboratory variation, and custom method development if needed.
- Negotiate specific testing plans for cannabinoid ingredients and finished products.
- Understand how cannabinoid ingredients, whether made in-house or obtained under license, impact consistency and safety of product formulations.
- The ability to request adequate (COA) certificates of analysis from cannabinoid suppliers to assure final product quality. (It is more than just potency).
- Understanding social issues that influence safe or unsafe use and how to overcome these.