Dr. Raber received his B.S. in biochemistry from Lebanon Valley College, PA and subsequently a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Southern California with an emphasis on developing new synthetic methodologies useful in pharmaceutical drug discovery and manufacturing efforts. Dr. Raber studied botanical phylogenetic relationships based on the RuBisCO enzyme’s evolution while in college and was named to the USA Today 1997 All-USA College Academic Team for his research accomplishments in this area. Dr. Raber entered cannabis in 2010 and has published 5 peer-reviewed articles on cannabis topics. Dr. Raber has been invited to lecture about cannabis around the world, holds multiple patents on cannabis-based technologies, particularly pertaining to terpenes, and is often sought out by the press to comment on topics as he is recognized as one of the industry's scientific thought leaders.View the profile
About the talk
Detailed chemical product knowledge is the keystone of any leading cannabis brand. In addition to being required for regulatory mastery, compositional claims of specific Ensemble Effects purported to be provided by a particular cannabis formulation can only be made when a consistent product is produced. Consistency is cannabis is defined by the chemistry of the end product formulation. Production of consistent cannabis products is driven by deep analytical understanding of the compositional specifics responsible for driving end product physiological effects. With a myriad of diverse product forms and formulations available, sophisticated analytical methodology must be deployed and rigorously adhered to throughout the production process to ensure the same product is prepared each and every single batch. This presentation will describe analytical and production method considerations for the formation of scalable standardized cannabis compositions.
Good afternoon. Hi, my name is dr. Jeffrey Berg. I am CEO of the workshop. We've 00:00 been in the Cannabis spaces 2010 my backgrounds Bachelor's in Biochemistry and a PhD in organic chemistry from the train synthetic organic chemist. 00:09 I got my degree at USC and there's not many people here like we can do that's relatively informally, so if you got a question on a slide 00:19 go ahead and ask me if I will be peeking over to see what he slides as they certainly didn't memorize my entire presentation. But what I want to talk 00:29
today about is standardizing your compositions and how that you're going to say. This product is helpful to somebody or delivering some sort of 00:38 therapeutic effect, and it's in a recreational effective just needs to be consistent. So how am I sure in this compact complex cannabis in a world 00:46 that every time I produce the product is exactly the same and The definition of exactly or how much can I convert my PSN so I can become a lot more 00:56 complex food. There are as you can see, you know, almost thirteen different molecules known to be present in and on cannabis. That's a lot of them. We 01:06
usually talk about if you believe cannabinoid there around a hundred and forty four of those and some of those are produced by the plant 01:15 some of those are decadence of the natural processes, like heating time summer oxidative product product terpenes and terpenoids are from the next 01:25 class that everyone has talked about we first started talking to this in 2011. I can tell you back then no one knew what that word meant or were 01:33 interested in those we were asked if we were just trying to charge for another test for the sake of charging for more tests. We said, nope, we believe 01:40
these things are going to be really important and lo and behold I think today we all understand they had great relevance and importance to driving the 01:47 physiological effects. I like the analogy that If it's the cannabinoids with a gas in the car, the turkeys are probably the ones during the wheel. So 01:55
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