Aspergillus is a type of fungal spore that is typically harmless, but can be potentially dangerous to those with compromised immune systems such as medical cannabis patients.
The selected lab will test for contaminants such as pesticides and ensure that levels of THC and other cannabinoids are accurately labeled.
Around one third of patients treated for epilepsy continue to have seizures, this study finds that CBD could help.
Nearly 63% of patients also reported reduced or eliminated opioid usage after six months of using medical cannabis.
For the first time, a major scientific study has confirmed what cannabis advocates have known for decades: that cannabis can be a safe and effective palliative treatment in patients suffering from the debilitating effects of cancer.
The process, which was developed and tested in the Netherlands under strict regulatory guidelines, involves the growing of selected cannabis plants at a cGMP facility followed by extraction of the cannabinoid molecules from cannabis flowers.
The dominance of high THC, low CBD cannabis strains indicates how criminalisation and a lack of regulation steer the black market.
Cannabinoids have demonstrated potential as treatments for liver diseases such as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), and fibrosis.