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Association of Commercial Cannabis Laboratories (ACCL)
The ACCL was founded by CW Analytical and several other California Cannabis testing laboratories in 2011 to foster community and professionalism among labs. The ACCL seeks to encourage scientific acumen and responsibility among Cannabis testing labs, and to establish inter-laboratory standards and proficiencies. the ACCL's tenets of integrity, reliability, and credibility are pillars of CW Analytical's foundation.
Due to a high level of interest, membership has been available to Cannabis testing laboratories nation-wide. Any lab seeking membership should inquire through the ACCL's website.
American Chemical Society (ACS)
A nonprofit organization chartered by Congress, ACS is at the forefront of the evolving worldwide chemistry enterprise and the premier professional home for chemists, chemical engineers and related professions around the globe. The American Chemical Society is the world’s largest scientific society and one of the world’s leading sources of authoritative scientific information. The mission of the ACS is “to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people”.
American Org of Analytical Chemists (AOAC)
AOAC International is a globally recognized, 501(c)(3), independent, third party, not-for-profit association that develops globally accepted standards to promote trade and to facilitate public health and safety. AOAC develops analytical methods for a broad spectrum of safety interests including foods and beverages, fertilizers, soil and water, pharmaceuticals and more. Founded in 1884, the AOAC’s vast experience and volunteer leadership all contribute to the credibility, defensibility, and acceptability of standards and methods developed through their processes. To attain the vision of “worldwide confidence in analytical results,” AOAC relies on stakeholder panels to develop consensus-based method performance requirements and volunteer expert review panels to evaluate potential methods – all based on the community’s specific method needs.
American Oil Chemist Society (AOCS)
The American Oil Chemists’ Society is an international professional organization founded in 1909 that is dedicated to supporting those involved with the science and technology of oils, fats, surfactants and related materials. AOCS methods for testing edible fats and oils and similar compounds are used in hundreds of laboratories on all six continents. Additionally, the AOCS Laboratory Proficiency Program (LPP) is the world's most extensive and respected collaborative proficiency testing program for oil- and fat-related commodities, oilseeds, oilseed meals, and edible fats. Through their products and services, the AOCS hopes to enrich the lives of people everywhere.
American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
The American Society for Microbiology is the largest single life science society, composed of over 47,000 scientists and health professionals. ASM's mission is to promote and advance the microbial sciences.
ASM advances the microbial sciences through conferences, publications, certifications and educational opportunities. It enhances laboratory capacity around the globe through training and resources. It provides a network for scientists in academia, industry and clinical settings. Additionally, ASM promotes a deeper understanding of the microbial sciences to diverse audiences.
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
American Society of Testing and Materials International is a globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of voluntary consensus standards. Today, over 12,000 ASTM standards are used around the world to improve product quality, enhance health and safety, strengthen market access and trade, and build consumer confidence.” ASTM started in 1898 and has grown to 30,000 members from over 140 countries, representing over 90% of the world’s population. In an open and transparent process and using an advanced IT infrastructure, members create the test methods, specifications, classifications, guides and practices that support industries and governments worldwide.
California Cannabis Industry Association (CCIA)
With the goal of fostering legitimate and responsible growth in the cannabis industry, CCIA was formed to unite stakeholders in the industry. The CCIA allows the California cannabis community to speak with one voice at state and local levels. The fundamental work of the CCIA is to educate and act as a resource to lawmakers regarding all areas of the cannabis industry. For example, CCIA worked together with coalition partners such as medical organizations, law enforcement, labor unions and environmental protection groups to guide MMRSA through the legislature.
California Growers Association (CGA)
The California Growers Association has quickly become the state’s most prominent grower/cultivator oriented cannabis voice in the state. Over the last six years the organization has grown from a county to a regional group and now a statewide trade association.” By working to shape public policy at state and local levels, the CGA protects and promotes growers and independent businesses within California’s cannabis industry. “Building on decades of leadership in the cannabis industry, CGA members are working to ensure California becomes a global leader at the crossroads of compliance and independence.
Humboldt Cannabis Chamber of Commerce
The Humboldt Cannabis Chamber held its first mixer in May of 2016, helping to bring together a diverse group of stakeholders in the increasingly regulated cannabis industry. “The chamber is designed to build connections and educational resources for the business owners, entrepreneurs and community members who work within the cannabis sector, along with the companies interested in providing services to this emerging industry.
International Standards Organization (ISO)
ISO is an independent, non-governmental international organization that brings together experts to share knowledge and develop voluntary, consensus-based, market relevant International Standards. Since 1947, ISO has published over 21,000 International Standards covering almost all aspects of technology and manufacturing. These standards help to ensure that products and services are safe, reliable and of good quality, thus impacting everyone, everywhere.
National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA)
The mission of the National Cannabis Industry Association is to “promote the growth of a responsible and legitimate cannabis industry and work for a favorable social, economic, and legal environment for that industry in the United States. NCIA publicly advocates for the unique needs of the industry and defends against threats to the legal market for cannabis and cannabis-related products.
"Women Grow was created to connect, educate, inspire and empower the next generation of cannabis industry leaders by creating programs, community and events for aspiring and current business executives. Founded in 2014 in Denver, Women Grow is a for-profit entity that serves as a catalyst for women to influence and succeed in the cannabis industry as the end of marijuana prohibition occurs on a national scale."
CW Analytical is committed to serving the diverse community of patients in California, and for them we have launched the CW Analytical Patient Guide. The Patient Guide is designed to give individuals who use medical Cannabis a tool to record their experience with, and the efficacy of different Cannabis products. The Patient Guide includes general information about different modes of consumption, as well as evaluation forms that give patients a means to record how a specific medical cannabis product (edibles, flowers, concentrates, etc.) is affecting them and providing relief to their symptoms. By recording and evaluating experiences with different products and strains, patients can make more informed decisions when they visit a dispensary.
Patient Guides are free of charge. Inquire with us for CW Analytical Patient Guide availability or head to one of our associated dispensaries to pick one up.