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California Cannabis Regulator Sends Warning Letter to Labs, Announcing Reference Lab Tests

In an email letter sent last week – seen by Analytical Cannabis – the Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) reminded licensed labs that they are “required to accurately report testing results for cannabis batches.”

Cannabis Consumers Have More Heavy Metals in Their Blood, Study Finds

Cannabis consumers have higher levels of cadmium and lead in their blood than people who don’t consume the drug, according to a new study.

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US Health Officials Recommend De-scheduling Cannabis

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has recommended that cannabis be reclassified from Schedule I to the less restrictive Schedule III within the Controlled Substance Act.

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Medical Cannabis Patients at Lower Risk of Developing Cannabis Use Disorder, Study Finds

A significant minority of medical cannabis patients go on to develop cannabis use disorder (CUD), according to a new study. This proportion, however, is still lower than the proportion of recreational consumers with CUD.

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Speaking to Both Sides of Oregon’s Cannabis-Aspergillus Testing Debate

One issue has come to divide the state’s legal cannabis industry in recent months: Aspergillus testing. Analytical Cannabis reached out to key figures on both side of the debate to find out why fungi testing has become so fraught.

Lessons Learned From Connecticut's Cannabis Labs

Analytical Cannabis investigates the cannabis testing sector of Connecticut to understand the challenges analysts face in the state.

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A Preview of the 4th Edition of Practical Guide to ICP-MS and Other Atomic Spectroscopy Techniques

Heavy metals expert Robert Thomas previews his new book, the 4th Edition of Practical Guide to ICP-MS and Other Atomic Spectroscopy Techniques: A Tutorial for Beginners.

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Psilocybin Helps Treat Depression in Phase 2 Trial

The researchers say their findings add to the growing body of evidence that psilocybin can be used in a clinical setting to treat depression.

Cannabis Use at All-Time-High in US, Finds NIH Survey

Cannabis and hallucinogens are more popular than ever in the US, according to an ongoing National Institutes of Health (NIH) survey.

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Psilocybin Is Safe to Give to Anorexic Patients, Trial Finds

Researchers gave the ‘magic mushroom’ drug to ten participants with anorexia, who then received follow-up psychological support.

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