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Israeli Firm Commercializes Cannabis Testing “Lab-on-a-desk”

The analyzer is a hybrid testing machine which combines the use of near-infrared spectroscopy technology with visual image analysis and machine learning to accurately characterize the potency of a cannabis sample.

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Washington State Prepares for Cannabis Testing and Packaging Law Reform

A list of the proposed rule changes is expected to be published on or after October 31 2018 and will address issues like THC serving limits, packaging requirements, and contaminant testing.

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Cannabis Genome Mapping Beats Human Genome Project Benchmark

A team at Medicinal Genomics have successfully sequenced the cannabis genome at 640kb N50, representing a 28% improvement on the Human Genome Project standard.

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Canadian University to Examine Efficacy of CBD for Pain, Anxiety and Depression

The project will investigate the pain relief properties of CBD oil by exploring its mechanism of action in pain and associated depression and anxiety.

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Proposal Seeks to Improve Assessment of Drug Risks

A drug policy researcher is proposing a suite of changes to overhaul the Multi-Criteria Drug Harm Scale, which informs drug policies across Europe.

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California Cannabis Testing Highlights the Importance of Quality Control

According to statistics provided by California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control, 20% of all cannabis products analyzed by August 6, 2018, received a failed certificate of analysis.

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Association of Cannabis Specialists Publishes 8 Steps to U.S. Federal Cannabis Legalization

With only a patchwork of state cannabis laws currently in existence, these new recommendations offer a unified federal framework to help optimize the care of patients across the country.

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Aurora Cannabis Completes Acquisition of Anandia Laboratories

Anandia is the Canadian leader in independent third-party testing and was awarded "Top Testing Lab" at the 2017 Lift Canadian Cannabis Awards.

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How Cannabis Relieves Intestinal Inflammation Has Been Revealed

This is the first time scientists have reported a biological mechanism to explain why some marijuana users have reported beneficial effects from cannabis on intestine inflammation conditions such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.

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Misleading Press Coverage Could Impact Use of Medicinal Cannabis

The media is claiming that long-term cannabis use could result in damage to the human brain based on findings from a research study that used neither cannabis or humans.

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Sources and Risks of 4 Common Cannabis Contaminants

Sources and Risks of 4 Common Cannabis Contaminants

This infographic looks at the sources and risks of a selection of contaminants of concern to cannabis producers and consumers alike.

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9 Tips to Help Cannabis Testing Labs Prepare for ISO 17025 Accreditation

Gaining ISO accreditation is any lab is a huge undertaking. This guide breaks down and outlines 9 practical steps you can take to help you prepare for the accreditation process.

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Overcoming Cannabis Breeding Challenges with CRISPR Genome Editing

Yoav Giladi discusses how genome editing is set to change the cannabis industry.

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Cannabis and Hemp Analysis -- Test for the ENTIRE California Pesticide List at once using the PerkinElmer Qsight

Utilizing a single instrument and single prep method, our method is rapid and reliable— suitable for labs wanting to comply with stringent regulations.

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