A recent study from Purdue University highlights the problems and obstacles preventing the regulation of pesticide use in cannabis cultivation.
The US government recently legalized the farming and use of hemp products with very low THC levels. Here we look at the implications and regulations surrounding this decision.
Time is money. So we spoke to Shimadzu Scientific Instruments's Bob Clifford to find out how to make a saving analyzing hemp.
As cannabis becomes more prominent in North America, government oversight on heavy metal contamination is becoming more prevalent, too. So what can be done on the analytical front?
As the cannabis industry expands, so must its analytical capabilities. And gas chromatography technology has never been more accessible to smaller labs and companies.
Shortened sample run-time and minimal sample prep, coupled with the cost-effectiveness of UV microplate analysis, make this technique very appealing as a new chemotyping method for hemp and cannabis analysis.
Recommendations come after the Joint Commission On Low THC Medical Oil Access issued a report recommending that Georgia legalizes the regulated cultivation and sale of cannabis.
With the recent exciting advances in cannabis research, and its improved reputation in both the medicinal world and for recreational use, what should we expect the next 12 months to bring? Will this be the year of the edibles, should we focus on genetics, or will terpenes steal the show?
Pesticide use can be a big problem for the cannabis industry and rigorous testing is helping to ensure clean and safe products reach patients and the recreational market. We discuss the current challenges faced and the future of pesticide testing.