IPC overview – Press release


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Kyle Brooksher


July 5, 2018 —Cannabis Industry Institute, a resource for career development and training, announcesthat it will host The Infused Products Conference on Aug. 27 and 28 in Los Angeles, Calif. The two-day event is the onlyeducational conference dedicated exclusively to the art, science and business of infused product manufacturing.

The conference offers a comprehensive look into one of the most lucrative and complex corners of the rapidly growing cannabis industry.

“In addition to being responsible for nearly 50 percent of dispensary and adult use sales, the infused products sector is growing rapidly and often yields the highest margins among cannabis products,” said Tom Brooksher, president and CEO of Cannabis Industry Institute and producer of the Infused Products Conference.

The Infused Products Conference is custom-tailored for extraction operators, edible manufactures, vape companies, extraction scientists and other professionals in the infused products industry. Investors, business owners, cultivators, marketers, retailers and regulators will also benefit from the practical, authoritative insights offered at the event. Conference sessions will cover a broad spectrum of topics, including:

  • Trends in product development and branding
  • Regulatory trends for infused products manufacturing
  • Benefits and challenges of operating an infused products company
  • Best techniques for infused product manufacturing
  • Strategies for working more effectively for cultivators and retailers
  • Good manufacturing practices
  • Staffing, training, compensating and culture-building
  • Seed-to-sale tracking
  • Emerging trends for packaging and labeling
  • Safety and testing best practices
  • Strategies for acquiring, merging, divesting and financing an infused products operation

Attendees can also take an in-person Metrc training class designed specifically for infused products companies. The course will teach learners how to confidently navigate and use the seed-to-sale tracking system, which is mandated by law in some states. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion from Cannabis Industry Institute when they successfully finish the course, which will be offered at a discounted rate to those who register early.

“The Metrc class will be extremely valuable to anyone working in a MIP with responsibility for administering or updating Metrc, as well as those looking to start or acquire a MIP,” Brooksher said, adding that the class covers everything from ” the fundamentals to the most challenging Metrc operations.”

The conference features a robust lineup of cannabis industry experts. Featured speakers include Chris Barone, founder of the cannabis concentrate companyThe Clear; Richard Batenburg, fund manager and chairman of Cliintel Capital Management Group; Justin Pentelute, CEO of EvolutionZ Consulting; Christina Bellman, founder and CEO of LEVO Oil Infusion; and Celeste Miranda, CEO of The Cannabis Marketing Lab and publisher of Extraction Magazine, Terpenes and Testing, and Cannabis Packaging News. Event sponsors include The Clear,Cliintel Capital Management Group, Subtle Relief, Escape, Baroni,Vangst, Terpenes and Testing Magazine, Extraction Magazine and Cannabis Packaging News.

Brooksher is confident that cannabis professionals will gain valuable insights from the conference.

“Attendees can expect to learn a great deal from the sessions they choose to attend, make valuable new networking contacts as well as renew friendships with others who are building infused products businesses, and explore new ideas in this fast-changing area,” he said.

The Infused Products Conference will be hosted at the Sheraton Gateway LAX, 6101 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles, Calif. Discounted registration prices are available for attendees who register before Aug. 2. For more information or to register, visit

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