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British Government Set to Loosen Rules on Medicinal Cannabis

The changes concern the reclassification of cannabis to make it a schedule 2 drug, allowing it to be prescribed by medical professionals and possessed lawfully by anybody with a valid medical prescription.

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Techniques and Technologies for Microbiological Contamination Testing

The accurate detection of microbial contamination is key to protecting consumer safety and, helping to reduce the environmental burden of pesticide use in the cannabis industry.

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Removing Purple Pigments from Cannabis Prior to Analysis

Novel sample prep blend enables an average recovery of 75.6% for 48 pesticides and 4 mycotoxins whilst also removing purple pigmentation from cannabis samples.

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Cannabis-derived Compounds Exhibit Synergistic Cytotoxic Effects Against Colon Cancer Cells

A combination of THCA and CBGA can interact synergistically to cause distinct gene expression, induction of cell cycle arrest, and apoptotic cell death in colon cancer cells.

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TD-IMS Holds Promise for Portable Preliminary Cannabis Screening

Ion mobility spectroscopy has the potential to be a suitable portable analysis technique that could be used in the field as itis small, portable, and simple to use.

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Supercritical CO2 Extraction May Cause Loss of Some Terpenes

The reduction in monoterpene content has implications for those who seek the reported beneficial synergistic effects of cannabinoids and terpenes.

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Chemotyping Study Highlights Benefits of Cannabinoid and Terpene Fingerprinting

Examining a broad array of cannabinoids and terpenes reveals the inherent failings of commonly used cannabis classification systems.

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Torts and Courts: How the Cannabis Industry Can Protect Itself from Legal Action

The cannabis industry has largely escaped negligence cases to date, mainly due to legal uncertainties - experts claim this ‘tort cease-fire’ is coming to an end.

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Thousands of Types of Fungi, Bacteria Found in Californian Cannabis

The researchers behind the work were keen to point out that there is still little evidence to prove that the pathogens present in cannabis samples have directly led to infections in immunocompromised patients.

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GC-MS Method Overcomes Matrix Interference Challenges in Cannabis Analysis

This is the first time that some cannabinoids have been identified in certain consumables - particularly products containing glycerin, sugar, and lactose, that can mask the presence of some cannabinoids.

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