The pesticides are in addition to Health Canada’s mandatory testing of 96 pesticide residues.
PerkinElmer, Inc. has announced its participation in the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Cannabis Quality Assurance Program (CannaQAP).
JEOL USA, Inc will introduce its JMS-TQ4000GC triple quadrupole GC-MS/MS to the cannabis scientific community at MJBizCon, the marijuana business conference for cannabis professionals.
The cannabis genomics company announces the launch of Kannapedia 2.0, a technology platform that enables crop innovation for the cannabis and hemp industry.
These well-known compounds have moved past decades of stigma to become well-studied therapeutics either approved or in trial to treat mental health conditions such as major depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Quantitative analysis of mycotoxins commonly involves sampling, sample preparation, extraction and cleanup followed by chromatographic methods such as GC and HPLC. The matrix complexity of cannabis often makes sample cleanup methods used for common commodities ineffective.
Hemp and cannabis are strains of the Cannabis sativa plant. They are known to accumulate heavy metals in their roots, shoots, buds and seeds. Due to this ability, hemp has been used for the remediation of contaminated soil (phytoremediation and phytoextraction).
There is a demand for a better, more accurate and reproducible methodology to test cannabinoid potency in edibles in order to meet regulatory requirements, which vary greatly depending on country and/or state. Each food type (chocolate, brownies, cookies, candies, beverages, etc) has specific challenges, all directly impacting results, uptime and maintenance of analytical instrumentation.