Batches of marijuana being sold by state dispensaries and provisioning centers are failing to meet state standards.
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.
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?
We recently spoke to Kim Rael, CEO of Azuca, a producer of innovative, fast-acting cannabis edibles, to discuss the role of the processor-testing lab relationship and the challenges faced with inconsistent testing results.
Demand for cannabis is outweighing supply in Canada, meaning consumer disappointment and a possible resurgence in black market product.
After a few cases of edibles considered as 'appealing to children' slipped through the net, the state has forced a review of what is appropriate, causing frustration and alarm amongst local companies.
ICCI is the first Europe-based partner for ASTM International’s cannabis committee, which has grown to more than 500 members worldwide in its first two years.