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.
Lab analysis reveals how even well-known cannabis edibles brands are claiming vastly higher potencies than they are delivering in practice.
Inconsistent naming and labeling of cannabis strains continue to pose challenges for consumers and researchers alike.
Dosing and labeling are currently big issues for cannabis consumers and these results could help improve the quality and consistency of cannabis extracts.
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.
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.