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In this webinar, Rebecca Hobden, CEO of ECC Test Lab, explains the importance of using an eQMS to gain ISO 17025 accreditation as a startup cannabis testing lab. While her pre-recorded presentation specifically speaks to the value of Qualtrax, Rebecca’s experience starting her lab, gaining accreditation and maintaining compliance is applicable to anyone starting out in the cannabis testing space.


  • Rebecca gives a background on the cannabis industry,
  • An overview of the testing services that testing labs can offer,
  • And she explains why demonstrating quality management is so important for cannabis testing labs, especially in the beginning stages.


Rebecca Hobden | CEO@ ECC Test Lab

Rebecca is founder and CEO of ECC Test Lab, an ISO 17025 cannabis testing lab located in Ashland, Virginia. She received a BS in Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College and an MS in Renewable Energy Engineering from Appalachian State University. Her experience in project management, regulatory and research labs, and business development has facilitated the success and growth of ECC. ECC Test Lab is a SWaM (Small, Women-owned) certified business. An active member of the cannabis community, she is a founding board member of the Southeast Hemp Association. Her focus with SEHA includes advocating for standardization among cannabis testing labs. This includes development of a platform that offers scientifically validated best practices and open communication across cannabis testing laboratories that can be utilized by laboratories, processors, and regulators. Becky is excited to see the sustainable growth of the cannabis industry throughout the southeast and in the U.S.

Interested in more webinars?

If you liked this webinar, you might be interested in another webinar we recorded with Halima Alli, Technical Program Manager-Medical/Quality Compliance Manager at Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation, Inc., on assessing validation data in cannabis testing labs.

Find upcoming webinars on our Event Calendar and more recorded webinars on our Videos page.

Categories: Cannabis Labs, Quality Managers, Testing Labs