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Where the Grass is Greener: Novel Solvents for the Environmentally Friendly Extraction of Phytocannabinoids

Where the Grass is Greener: Novel Solvents for the Environmentally Friendly Extraction of Phytocannabinoids

As the demand for cannabis analysis grows researchers search for safer, greener solvents that are less damaging to human health and the environment.

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Forensic Analysis Reveals Links Between Sources of Illicit Cannabis

Forensic Analysis Reveals Links Between Sources of Illicit Cannabis

Genetic variations have been used to link cannabis samples to geographical areas of origin, providing insight into the plant's history and possible distribution.

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Revealing the Potential Risks of Cannabis Dabbing

Revealing the Potential Risks of Cannabis Dabbing

A 2017 study on the chemistry of cannabis dabbing revealed potential side effects which may be a cause for concern given the popularity of this method of consumption.

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Enhancing Methods for the Chemical Characterization of Cannabis Products

Enhancing Methods for the Chemical Characterization of Cannabis Products

Scientists, medical professionals, and consumers alike all stand to benefit from fully characterizing the chemical composition of cannabis.

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Cannabis Oil for Epilepsy – What You Need to Know

Cannabis Oil for Epilepsy – What You Need to Know

A small number of studies have shown that adding cannabis oil to existing medication may be effective in devastating, hard-to-treat epilepsy in children and adolescents.

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Cannabis-Infused Edibles Analysis Reveals Inaccurate, Unreliable Labeling

Cannabis-Infused Edibles Analysis Reveals Inaccurate, Unreliable Labeling

Lab analysis reveals how even well-known cannabis edibles brands are claiming vastly higher potencies than they are delivering in practice.

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Genetic Analysis Adds Weight to Cannabis Strain Name Concerns

Genetic Analysis Adds Weight to Cannabis Strain Name Concerns

Inconsistent naming and labeling of cannabis strains continue to pose challenges for consumers and researchers alike.

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4 Considerations for Creating Standardized Cannabis Extracts

4 Considerations for Creating Standardized Cannabis Extracts

Dosing and labeling are currently big issues for cannabis consumers and these results could help improve the quality and consistency of cannabis extracts.

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Bringing Trusted Techniques and Technology to the Cannabis Testing Lab

Bringing Trusted Techniques and Technology to the Cannabis Testing Lab

Translating from fields like food and pharma to the cannabis testing sector is helping to provide medical patients and recreational consumers with safe thoroughly tested cannabis.

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Meet the Scientist: Dr Thomson and Her Path to the Cannabis Industry

Meet the Scientist: Dr Thomson and Her Path to the Cannabis Industry

Dr. Jaclyn Thomson, Director of R & D, Northern Vine Laboratories, explains how she first got interested in science and, what led her to working in the cannabis industry.

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