Preventive steps and remediative action are required to reduce the prevalence of contamination from microbes, heavy metals and, pesticides.
Analysis of state-wide cannabis testing data leads researchers to call for urgent action focusing on the introduction of standard cannabis testing methods.
Based on smell alone, consumers appear unable to determine the potency of cannabis but can accurately group strains together.
As the demand for cannabis analysis grows researchers search for safer, greener solvents that are less damaging to human health and the environment.
Genetic variations have been used to link cannabis samples to geographical areas of origin, providing insight into the plant's history and possible distribution.
Scientists, medical professionals, and consumers alike all stand to benefit from fully characterizing the chemical composition of cannabis.