With cannabis cultivation taking off in a big way, safety considerations have never been so important.
Data reveals that 43 percent of cannabis samples tested contained either banned pesticides or illegal levels of state-approved pesticides.
Using 2D liquid chromatography researchers have demonstrated the ability to successfully separate the small molecules and compounds of structurally related synthetic cannabinoids.
The health benefits of cannabis are often weighed against the risks associated with smoking other substances such as tobacco, but is this a fair comparison?
After a few cases of edibles considered as 'appealing to children' slipped through the net, the state has forced a review of what is appropriate, causing frustration and alarm amongst local companies.
A team of Austrian and Italian researchers recently published evidence highlighting the need for rigorous toxicological studies on key cannabinoids like CBD and CBDV. The team were keen to point out that the existing literature supports the fact that CBD and CBDV are well tolerated in humans.
A novel DNA-based microarray assay can identify potentially life-threatening microorganisms in less than 6 hours – a faster turnaround time than traditional plate-based enumeration methods.
Microbiological testing of cannabis is essential. With a lack of standardization in processes, the competition between qPCR and traditional cell culture techniques has heightened. Here we look at qPCR and why this method is so popular.
Cease-and-desist letter issued to Good Chemistry brand. The company contests the validity of this order due to their intended pesticide use being signed off on in their initial application.