The THC content you see on a label when you walk into a dispensary? There is a very good chance the number is false, writes Infinite Chemical Analysis Labs.
A would-be extractor faces many questions when starting their cannabis extraction lab. Where am I going to set up shop? What products am I going to sell? Luckily, in this How to Guide, Alisia Ratliff, extractor and CEO of Victus Consulting Ventures, has the answers.
Cannabis and its related edibles must be properly selected and prepared for accurate analytical testing., When done improperly, sample collection and preparation can lead to inaccurate and flawed results. Sample processing involves reducing particle size to ensure homogeneity and easy extraction into a suitable matrix for testing.
Penned by heavy metals experts Robert Thomas and Anthony DeStefano, this white paper offers guidance as to which elemental contaminants are worthy of consideration, based on likely sources derived from the cultivation, extraction, processing, packaging, and delivery of cannabis and hemp consumer products.
Armed with the analytical power of mass spectrometry, scientists have developed several new methods of examining cannabis. From the unique pharmacological compounds of potential benefit to patients, to the contaminants that must be identified to prevent harm.
This application note describes a method for the separation of the Δ10-THC and Δ6a,10a-THC isomers using a chiral HPLC stationary phase. The use of a chiral column under normal-phase liquid chromatography conditions provides an analytical method to fully separate these THC isomers for identification and accurate determination of potency.
Penned by heavy metal expert Robert Thomas, this How to Guide outlines the benefits of ICP-MS and the many ways analysts can use it well.