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Corrections / Fact Checking Policy

Writers, editors, designers, and freelancers at Analytical Cannabis make every effort to get the facts behind every story, every time, right. The articles we publish are professionally edited, and most are reviewed by a copy editor. Nevertheless, mistakes, misspellings, or other miscues do happen. In the event that we publish a story containing objective factual errors, misattributions, or other substantive mistakes, we will correct it as soon as possible and post a dated correction, clarification, or editor’s note near the bottom of the article.

If you notice an error on the Analytical Cannabis website, it can be reported using the Contact Us form. Select “Editorial” from the “Departments” dropdown and use the subject line “Error in piece”. Within the enquiry box, please provide a link to the piece, what it currently says and the correction you believe is required. We aim to review all corrections within 48 hours. You will be contacted by one of the editorial team with the outcome of the submission. Corrections are made at the discretion of Analytical Cannabis’ editors.

Please note, no onsite addendums will be made to the piece for minor corrections.

Detailed fact checking processes

At Analytical Cannabis, we are committed to providing you with trustworthy, accessible, and accurate information regarding all aspects of cannabis, hemp and psychedelics science and research. We recognize that some topics are of particular ongoing interest to our audience and require detailed fact checking to ensure they meet our high editorial standards.

With that in mind, selected Analytical Cannabis content pieces are further scrutinized for accuracy and reliability through our dedicated detailed fact checking process. This process has been developed by the Analytical Cannabis editorial team with assistance from our Scientific Advisory Board and is detailed on this page to provide you with full transparency. Any Analytical Cannabis article or news piece that has been reviewed using our detailed fact checking process will be clearly labeled and include information on when the piece was fact checked and who completed the fact checking process for us.

We prioritize keeping high editorial standards while providing accurate, timely, inclusive content to help build trust with our audience and continuously monitor all of our content to ensure it is up to date and reflects the latest evidence available to the scientific and wider community.

Why we fact check our articles

Information about cannabis science and health is often easy to find but it can be confusing, overwhelming, inaccurate, irrelevant, or contradictory. Analytical Cannabis is on a mission to change this and provide a trusted resource for anyone interested in the truth about cannabis science and regulation. To do this, we provide content that is trustworthy, accurate, evidence-based, clear, understandable, accessible, empathetic, and actionable.

We also recognize that the cannabis industry and science are inherently changeable, which is why we strive to keep our content at the cutting edge and update anything that we recognize as outdated or incorrect. By allowing independent, third-party experts to review our content, and then actioning any changes they recommend in a transparent way, we believe we can help provide the clarity, accuracy, and reliability our audience seeks.

Analytical Cannabis’ fact checkers

The Analytical Cannabis fact checking team is made up of carefully selected, independent, third-party experts who specialize in a range of key topics. They join us in our mission to provide reliable, accurate content covering all areas of cannabis science, health, and policy.

You can find out more about the experts that are responsible for fact checking Analytical Cannabis content on our fact checker page.

The fact checking process

Articles that require detailed fact checking will be identified by our in-house team of editors with assistance from our Scientific Advisory Board and by the feedback we receive from our readership.

These articles created by our team of expert writers and contributors will then make their way through our comprehensive fact checking process and get assigned to a specialist fact checker based on their area of expertise.

When you see the “fact-checked” mark on an Analytical Cannabis article, you can trust it meets the high standards of our fact checking process.

Analytical Cannabis fact checkers confirm each piece of content they review is thorough, authoritative, and contains facts that reflect the latest scientific research and relevant industry information.

If the fact checker suggests improvements, those are shared directly with our editorial team so that our editors can make any changes needed. Once a piece of content is approved by a fact checker and any necessary amendments are made, it receives the fact-checked stamp within the byline and you’ll know exactly who reviewed it and when.

You may see a few dates on our content. Each of these refers to a different step in our editorial process:

  • Each piece of content is given a “published” date that reflects when it was originally written and published on our site.

  • Every time a piece of content is reviewed by an expert member of our fact checking team it receives a new “fact checked” date.

  • Whenever a piece of content is modified it receives a new “updated on” date. The modifications may include corrections of minor inaccuracies, new information, replacement of images and sources, or any other change made to improve the value of the content for you, the reader.

Contact Us

If you have any further questions about our fact checking processes, would like to report an error in a piece of our content or would just like to speak with our editorial team, please use our Contact Us form. Select “Editorial” from the “Departments” dropdown and submit your message. You can also use this form to contact us about joining our panel of fact checkers and assist us with our goal of providing the highest quality information possible for our global readership.