An NMS Labs Webcast: April 8, 2020 at 1-2PM (ET)
NMS Labs, a leading provider of laboratory testing services specializing in new drug detection and forensic analysis for attorneys and law enforcement agencies, is pleased to host this important webinar, “Is it Hemp or Marijuana?” Geared for attorneys and members of the law enforcement community, attendees will discover the following at this event:
- How the adoption of H.R. 5485 – Hemp Farming Act of 2018 legalized industrial hemp that has THC concentration of no more than 0.3% by removing it from Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act, but delegating the regulation of this to state legislatures as they enact their own legislation on marijuana.
- In response to recent legislative changes, state and local crime labs are being asked to provide a validated quantitative test against tight statute of limitation timeframes, and with already stretched resources.
- To address the growing need to differentiate a sample, NMS Labs now offers a newly validated Hemp/Marijuana THC Differentiation in Botanicals test for attorneys and law enforcement. Learn specifically about testing methodologies, acceptable sample types, and the chain of custody requirements which NMS Labs follows.
About the Presenter
Dr. Barry K. Logan, PhD, ABF-T
Chief Scientist and Senior Vice President of Forensic Science Initiatives, NMS Labs
Dr. Logan joined NMS Labs in 2008. His responsibilities include management of toxicology resources, new test design and development, quality management, and expert testimony in forensic toxicology and chemistry. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Forensic Toxicologists (ABFT), and has over 140 publications in toxicology and seized drug analysis, most recently specializing in the toxicology and chemistry of novel psychoactive substances, such as the designer opioids, synthetic cannabinoids and other emerging drugs.
Dr. Logan is a member of many professional organizations in forensic science including the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), the Society of Forensic Toxicologists, The American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors, The International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety, and the Canadian Society of Forensic Sciences, and has served on the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies.
In recognition of his work and contributions, Dr. Logan has received the International Association of Forensic Toxicologists mid-career achievement award in 2004, the AAFS Rolla N. Harger Award in 2010, the National Safety Council’s Robert F. Borkenstein Award in 2011, and the Widmark Award from the International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety (ICADTS) in 2013. He has served in various positions on the Board of the AAFS since 2005, and as President in 2013.