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Cannabis Use Rises Through the Calendar Year, But Dips for Dry January, Study Finds

Researchers from New York University found that relative usage rates of cannabis were up 13 percent at the end of each year compared to the first quarter.

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CBD Can Kill Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea Bacteria, Study Finds

Based on these promising results, the study’s authors say that CBD could form the basis of a new class of antibiotics, the first for resistant bacteria in 60 years.

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A Guide to Cannabis Testing Methods

Analytical Cannabis examines five of the most common cannabis tests that are performed in laboratories, and the best analytical techniques for each that maximize efficiency and accuracy.

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Thinking Inside the Box: Why Cannabis Cultivators Are Going Compact

Indoor cannabis cultivation supposedly allows growers more control over their crops. But when their greenhouses extend for acres, how much control can they really have? Not enough, says the CEO of Agrify, the company leading the market of all-in-one, compact cannabis cultivation units.

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NIST’s Cannabis Testing Program Enters Second Phase, Seeks New Labs

The federal study aims to improve the testing standards used throughout the cannabis lab sector. Any lab interested in participating in the next phase of the project has until February 5 to enroll.

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USDA Releases Final Rules on Hemp, Effective From March 22

In a win for hemp farmers, the final rule widens the margin of error for THC levels in hemp plants before a cultivator is declared criminally negligent. However, several high-profile sticking points remain, including some guidelines on sampling.

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How Does Liquid Chromatography Work?

Liquid chromatography (LC) is a technique used to separate and analyze mixtures of chemical components in solution, to determine if a specific component is present and, if so, how much of it is there. In this article we explore how LC works, how the technique has evolved, LC data interpretation and strengths and limitations.

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ProVerde’s Maine Cannbis Lab Shut Down For Unlicensed Testing

Responding to Analytical Cannabis, ProVerde president Chris Hudalla explained that the Maine lab was “in operation before there were any requirements or mechanisms for licensing of marijuana testing laboratories in Maine.”

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Cannabis Smoke Raises Blood Toxin Levels, But Not as Much as Tobacco Smoke, Study Finds

The researchers also found that tobacco smokers, and those who smoke a mixture of cannabis and tobacco, had elevated blood levels of acrolein, which is linked to an increased risk of developing heart disease.

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