EPISODE #123 Setting Standards in Cannabis with Darwin Millard, Cannabis Industry Consultant
This week, we’re joined by Darwin Millard (aka. ‘The Spock of Cannabis’) - Cannabis Industry Consultant, thought leader, Executive Committee Member of ASTM International’s Technical Commitee.
In this episode we explore why standards are needed to regulate the cannabis industry, including how they are set, defined and contribute to consumer safety.
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About Darwin Millard
Darwin Millard is an active member of ASTM International’s technical committee D37 on Cannabis which is an international group dedicated to the development of voluntary consensus standards for the global cannabis/hemp industry. Darwin is the Subcommittee Vicechair of D37.04 on Processing and Handling of Cannabis and Cannabis-derived Products, and the Co-chair of Subcommittee D37.07 on Industrial Hemp.
He has been active in cannabis policy change and an advocate of the cannabis plant for over a decade. Darwin Millard specializes in mechanical and solvent based extraction methodologies for isolating highly volatile terpenophenolic secondary metabolites from botanicals. For the past 15-years, Darwin has been focusing on the extraction and manufacture of nutraceutical products comprising of phytocannabinoids and other bioactive constituents from the cannabis plant. He works with clients to design and implement cost-effective built-for-purpose phytocannabinoid processing and herbal product manufacturing solutions.
Cannabis is an industry that is [going to be] sticking around, whether you’re talking about the marijuana or the hemp side of the coin. It's a vibrant industry that is only going to be growing. The more we can make that legitimate by providing a foundational framework with standards, the easier it’ll be for people to take it on as a legitimate career path. 03:45
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