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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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First Ever Cannabis Product Recalls Announced in California

The first voluntary product recall in California was initiated by the vape cartridge manufacturer, The Bloom Brand, on July 25 and the second by Lowell Herb Co. concerning a batch of their pre-rolled cannabis cigarettes.

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Experts Claim Proposed Californian Cannabis Regulations Could Put Medical Cannabis Users at Risk of Infection

Californian cannabis users could be put at serious risk from fungal and bacterial contaminants as new regulations lack effective safety screenings, despite the state’s Quality Control Committee specifically advocating for such tests.

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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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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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Neptune Files Two Patent Applications for Innovative Cannabis Extraction Processes

The extraction processes provide highly-efficient methods to obtain cannabinoids and other desired compounds from the cannabis plant at a greater purity than conventional methods.

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Californian Cannabis Industry Hit by Wildfires

In addition to losses from direct burning as wildfires spread, soot is holding back plant growth whilst fire-borne contaminants continue to pose a risk to consumers.

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Variable Accumulation of Bioactive Metabolites Revealed in Medicinal Cannabis

Across four distinct strains it was observed that the flower samples taken from the upper third of the plant had a higher THC content than those at the base of the plant, and in two of the strains tested the difference was equivalent to the upper flowers being around twice as potent as the lower flowers.

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

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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Cannabinoids: Therapeutic Potential and Medical Uses

Explore the chemistry and state of research into the medical benefits of the major cannabinoids.

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