In a talk at the Analytical Cannabis Expo West Online 2021, Dr Julie Martellini, science operations manager at Massachusetts’ MCR Labs, walked attendees through how the Framingham-based lab adapted to the new challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Robert Thomas, a leading heavy metals expert in the cannabis testing sector and principle of the consulting company Scientific Solutions, explains just how inductively coupled plasma-mass-spectrometry (ICP-MS) can lower the regulatory demands of cannabis testing to better understand the link between lead toxicity and human disease.
The new study suggests there is little evidence that cannabis legalization encourages adolescent cannabis use. On the contrary, the researchers identified a small decrease in the odds of teen cannabis use following medical cannabis law adoption.
Published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, the paper claims that, without new policies, the years of progress achieved on protections from second-hand tobacco smoke could be undone by cannabis legalization.