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.
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.
As the cannabis testing sector matures, attention continues to focus on enhancing analytical quality and meeting challenging new regulatory requirements.
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.