Edward F. Askew Ph.D.

Technical Instructor 

Dr. Askews’ broad range of experience in business and governmental regulations. He specializes in analytical analysis procedures for Cannabis Laboratories.
An expert in Cannabis product production testing with 25+ Years experience in the environmental chemistry and regulatory fields that include:

  • FIFRA regulations and analytical analyses. *
  • RCRA and CERCLA regulations and analyses.
  • CWA regulations and analyses
  • SDWA regulations and analyses
  • ISO 9001 Auditor

Currently a member of the American Oil Chemist Society (AOCS) Cannabis Expert Committee. Recognized as a technical expert on laboratory and production Quality Control and the development of baseline analytical test methods for Cannabis products performance testing.

He is currently the chairman of the Iowa Water Environment Association Research Committee, chairman of the AWWA-Iowa Section Laboratory Practices Committee, a member of the Iowa Water Environment Association Laboratory Practices Committee, a member of the Rocky Mountain Water Environment and AWWA Joint Laboratory Practices Committee and a member of the AWWA Water Quality Laboratory Committee.

He has served as the chairman of the Laboratory Practices Committee for the Iowa Water Environment Association (formally the Iowa Water Pollution Control Association). He was a committee member of Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater for 15 years and the past Part Coordinator for Part 4000. He is currently the chair of the AOAC Water and Wastewater Community.

Dr. Askew is featured on a site where he blogs “From The Lab”.
It is hosted on the Cannabis Industry Journal website

* These areas include FIFRA pesticide analyses and enforcement for the industrial sectors and the state/federal regulators; water and wastewater analyses and enforcement for the municipal and private sectors and radiochemistry for federal/state regulators.