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Webinar: “Hemp and CBD; the Dynamic of Safety, Health and Regulations”

March 17, 2020 @ 1:00 am - 10:00 am

March 17, 2020

6:00-9:00 PM, PDT

SoCal Webinar event



“Hemp and CBD: the Dynamic of Safety, Health and Regulations”



  • Introduction
  • Regulatory and Human Health Considerations Associated with Hemp and CBD, Roger Clemens, Co-founder and Executive Vice President of Scientific Operations for PolyScience Consulting
  • Thuy Vu, Founder and CEO of Thuy Vu Consulting
  • Hemp and CBD in the US Market, Michael McGuffin, President, American Herbal Products Association
  • Questions for the speakers
  • Closing/Last Minute announcements


Webinar Event fees:


Webinar registration: $15

Student registration: $10





Roger Clemens, Co-founder and Executive Vice President of Scientific Operations for PolyScience Consulting

Dr. Clemens is part-time faculty within USC’s School of Pharmacy where he enjoys adjunct appointments as Professor of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Assistant Professor of Regulatory and Quality Sciences. For nearly 20 years, he has been responsible for courses in food and drug toxicology, food science, regulations of foods and dietary supplements within the School of Pharmacy and global nutrition within the School of Medicine. Dr. Clemens is a past president of the Institute of Food technologies (IFT) and is the current presiding officer (aka President) of the International Academy of food Science and Technology. He is an elected Fellow in four scientific organizations. He has published >50 original manuscripts and commentaries. In addition, he has presented more than 250 invited lectures at domestic and international scientific conferences. Dr. Clemens’ experience in the global nutrition arena spans more than 40 years. He served on the 2010 US Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee.


Thuy Vu, Founder and CEO of Thuy Vu Consulting

Thuy’s consulting firm is committed to training and educating industry and government agencies on food safety, life safety and occupational health hazards of marijuana and industrial hemp consumer product manufacturing, in efforts to promote public health and public safety. Thuy also serves as Chief Compliance, Safety Officer, and Director of Regulatory Affairs for Hammer Enterprises Integrated Systems. One of the largest vertically-integrated industrial hemp companies in Colorado and the only cannabis company to be awarded the Colorado Department of Environment’s Environmental Leadership Program Achievement Award. Following Colorado’s legislation of medical marijuana in 2010, Thuy spearheaded into public health inspections, investigations and enforcement of the marijuana industry. Thuy issued the first five food safety recalls of marijuana-infused products and leading the first foodborne illness outbreak investigation of a licensed marijuana operation in the nation. Thuy went on to work in the private marijuana and industrial hemp industries, overseeing the product research and development of marijuana concentrates and infused edibles for Leafs By Snoop, the first commercial celebrity cannabis product line.

Michael McGuffin, President, American Herbal Products Association

Michael has been active in the herbal industry since 1974. He has owned and managed both retail and manufacturing businesses in this field. Michael also serves on the Board of Directors of the American Herbal Phamacopoeia and United Plant Savers, and on the Advisory Boards of the USC School of Pharmacy Regulatory Sciences Master’s Degree Program and of the Appalachian Beginning Forest Farmer Coalition. In addition, he is the managing editor of AHPA’s Botanical Safety Handbook, first (1997) and second (2013) editions, and of Herbs of Commerce, 2nd edition (2000).


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