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Medical Cannabis – production and processing

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DKK  9.800
ekskl. moms
Nr. 91068 P

The course will give a comprehensive overview of the breeding, production, and processing of medical cannabis plants. The aim of the course is to understand how to increase and keep the plant quality and cannabinoids on a high level along the selection of plant material, production, and processing steps.

Aim

The course aims to increase the understanding of how to produce medical cannabis in greenhouses and indoor production in small- and large-scale size production. The input of the course will optimize the flow of production and increase work productivity.

Furthermore, increased knowledge of the biological and production processes of medical cannabis will be provided. The special focus will be on trouble shouting of different aspects of cannabis production and postharvest processing.

Participant profile and level

The course is made for staff working within the medical cannabis production, e.g. breeders, cultivators, greenhouse keepers, junior master growers, section growers, sales and marketing, or QA- employees. The course will choose the level depending on participants' qualifications (background). The level of the course will be depending on the participants.

Udbytte

  • Fundamental knowledge about production systems in different sizes
  • Overview about critical production steps and how to troubleshoot
  • Understand how production and post-harvest methodologies can affect bioactive compounds

Content

The course will contain the following topics:

  • Biology of medical cannabis
  • Breeding: What makes cannabis special? Select your strains: What do you need to consider and how to select?
  • Propagation:
    - Cutting clones vs. germination seeds
    - Tissue culture (advantages / disadvantage)
  • Production environment:
    - Small scale vs. large scale
    - Nutrients and growing substrate
    - Light quality and quantity
    - CO2 supplement
    - Emerging technologies for automatization in medical cannabis production
  • Harvest and Processing
    - Prepare plants for harvest and drying
    - Different harvest and processing techniques
    - Extraction of high-value compounds
    - Use of waste as additional products
  • Introduction to GMP

Detailed program

Form

The course will collect the Danish and Canadian knowledge and experiences of producing medical cannabis under Danish production conductions. The course will be held over three days and will be taught mainly in English, but also partly in Danish (due to teachers from both countries Canada and Denmark). The course will start with an introduction to plant physiology and will go through all production steps with the focus on providing special knowledge for troubleshooting. The Canadian master grower will give insight into the world of challenges of both cultivation medical cannabis in small- and large-scale production. In addition, an experienced Danish medical cannabis breeder will give advice about breeding cannabis – these plants have a lot of potential and unknown genetical backgrounds. Finally, the postharvest procedure as drying and extraction methodologies will be explained with a focus on effects on bioactive compounds. The course contains teaching lessons, practical exercises, and discussions of diverse cultivation factors.

Time and place

The course will be performed 3-5 November 2021 at Danish Technological Institute, Gregersensvej 1, 2630 Taastrup and includes food.

Stay in a hotel needs to be self-organized, but there will be reserved rooms at Zleep Hotel Taastrup close to the station.

Note! There is only room for 20 participants.

The course is developed together with Den grønne konsulenttjeneste. For information about discount for GLS-A and HK/3F members, please contact consultant Lotte Julin Bock, phone +45 8740 3412.

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Taylor Carr

Taylor Carr holds a Bachelor of Science in Plant Biology from the University of Mount Olive in NC, USA. He is a Master Grower with over 10 years of large-scale cannabis production experience and an expert in cannabis production at small-scale applications from small indoor to hybrid greenhouse growing. He was responsible for running medical cannabis facilities under health Canada medical system. He is a Head of Production at Valeos Pharma A/S, a Danish based producer of medical indoor cannabis.

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Anna-Catharina Röper

Anna-Catharina Röper, a horticulturalist with a Ph.D. from Copenhagen University. She is an expert in different plant breeding methodologies and is responsible for the Biotechnology Laboratory from Danish Technological Institute. She is the organizer and coordinator of the offered breeding courses by Danish Technological Institute.

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Jens Ulff Skriver

Jens Ulff Skriver, Niras, is an educated el-engineer and has been working in the pharma industry for more than 25 years. He has many years of experience in Pharma projects as well as being responsible for GMP production facilities. Comprehensive experience with the establishment of different types of GMP medical cannabis facilities e.g. extraction.

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Thomas Sølver

Thomas Sølver, Cand. Pharm., currently acting as Manager and Principal Consultant at AlfaNordic Niras, has a long experience in the medical and biotech industry. Thomas has worked several years with pharmaceutical development and technology transfer, both as a specialist and leader. Latest Thomas has been working as a quality specialist and with the management of compliance projects within medicines and medicinal cannabis production.

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Hans Henrik Kampmann

Hans Henrik Kampmann works as medical cannabis breeder and has his own vegetables breeding company. He has been working as a breeder since 1990 for vegetables and ornamentals in Denmark and abroad.

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Søren Peter Johansen

Søren Peter Johansen, raised on a farm with experience in sowing, nurturing, and harvesting crops. A broad background in math, chemistry, and biology with a masters degree in computer science and physics. Technology Manager at DTI with responsibility for the development and service of several 24/7 robotics applications for industrial customers. . Participated in research and innovation projects funded by EU and national funds. Furthermore manager of DIRA – Danish Industrial Robot Association.

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Andrew Maxwell Phineas Jones

Dr. Jones is an associate professor in the department of plant agriculture at the University of Guelph, and a member of the Gosling Research Institute for Plant Preservation. He is an expert in the propagation and cultivation of vegetatively propagated plants with over 50 articles in peer-reviewed academic journals in this area. Since then, he has worked extensively in cannabis production with projects ranging from plant tissue culture, breeding and genetics, and horticultural management.

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Frantz Le Devedec

Dr. Frantz Le Devedec, PhD, Formulation Expert, has over 15 years of broad experience in institutional and industrial research in biomaterials, drug delivery platforms, and purification processes of natural compounds applied to cancer therapies, pain management, and infectious disease. Frantz has been leading the R&D department of Avicanna Inc for the last 4 years.

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Rime Bahij

Rime holds a Ph.D. in Biotechnology, from the University of Southern Denmark. Rime is specializing in natural products chemistry, process, and analytical chemistry and has more than 10 years of dedicated research in both medical cannabis and industrial hemp. Rime earlier worked an Assistant Professor and Researcher at the University of Southern Denmark, where she was responsible for driving innovation within method development, equipment optimization, and advanced molecular data analysis.

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