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The UK’s Food Standards Agency Updates its CBD Novel Foods Criteria

With just over two weeks left until its CBD deadline, the FSA has clarified that all novel foods applications just have to be “submitted” by March 31, 2021.

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An Overview of Next-Generation Sequencing

Over the last 56 years, researchers have been developing methods and technologies to assist in the determination of nucleic acid sequences in biological samples. Our ability to sequence DNA and RNA accurately has had a great impact in numerous research fields. This article discusses what next-generation sequencing (NGS) is, advances in the technology and its applications.

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Indoor Cannabis Cultivation Leaves a Large Carbon Footprint, Study Finds

What’s been the environmental cost of the boom in indoor, energy-demanding cannabis farming? A heavy one, according to one new study.

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THC Can Remain in Breast Milk for Six Weeks, Study Finds

After testing the participants' milk, blood, and urine samples, the study's authors found that all women still had detectable levels of THC in their breastmilk six weeks after quitting cannabis.

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Scientists Say They Can Spot High-CBD Strains Just From Their Leaves

It is possible to visually distinguish between high-CBD and high-THC cannabis strains just by looking at the physical properties of the plants as they grow, according to new research.

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How Cannabis Emulsion Science is Advancing

Harold Han, founder and chief science officer at Vertosa, takes a look at the recent developments in the emerging cannabis processing field of emulsions.

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Vaping Cannabis Associated With More Respiratory Issues Than Vaping Tobacco, Study Finds

Teens who vape cannabis are almost twice as likely to report problems with wheezing and coughing than teens who smoke cigarettes or vape nicotine products, a new study has found.

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Can Avid Hyperaccumulating Plants like Hemp be Realistically Used as a Source of Medicinal Cannabinoids? Part 2: The Importance of Testing

The second part of this series examines industrial and medical applications of hemp and emphasize the importance of regular testing for heavy metals to ensure maximum consumer safety.

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A Microdosing High is Mostly a Placebo Effect, Psychedelic Study Suggests

People may not have to microdose psychedelics to feel their wellbeing benefits – they just have to believe they’ve microdosed them, according to researchers from Imperial College London.

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