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April 17, 2018: Cannabis Safety Testing in Michigan


ANACHEM – The Association of Analytical Chemists and American Chemical Society – Detroit Local Section – Younger Chemists Committee Presents:

Cannabis Safety Testing in Michigan

Traffic Jam & Snug, 511 West Canfield Street, Detroit, MI 48201
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 7 PM
Join us before the talk at 6:00 PM for a dutch-treat dinner

Presented by: Avi Zallen, Founder & President, Steadfast Analytical Laboratory, Hazel Park, MI

In 2008, Michigan legalized medical cannabis and its citizens have embraced it.  Michigan now has more licensed cannabis patients than any state except California. However, a lack of clear regulations has created a “wild west” type of industry that has inhibited patient access to safe cannabis medicine.  New laws that are now going into effect are intended to transform Michigan’s burgeoning cannabis industry into a regulated one where patients are assured that their medicine has been safety tested.  Avi Zallen, the leader of Steadfast Lab, will conduct a discussion on what has been going on with cannabis testing in Michigan, where it is headed, and on the many scientific and business opportunities in this exciting new field.

Avi is driven to make an important difference by leveraging over twenty years of success as a high-technology entrepreneur and business developer.  He successfully developed, co-managed, and monetized a portfolio of high-tech alternative-energy ventures including cathode materials manufacturing, battery technology licensing, and ventures in fuel cells, hydrogen storage devices, and hydrogen production.  He developed and managed a pioneering cathode materials manufacturing business and contributed to the development of a new battery-materials business for a world-class chemical company.  Avram developed and operated world-class research and analytical laboratories, production sites, and served as the Financial Controller for divisions of global public companies. His important and enabling inventions are licensed throughout the world.

Brewing Chemistry is a monthly lectures series. These informal talks are designed to make science fun and accessible for all. The lectures take place at Traffic Jam & Snug at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month.

There is no admission charge, and free parking is available.
For more information, contact Meghann at 313.993.1259 or