How exactly does one test psilocybin? Decades of prohibition have prevented scientists from understanding the deeper chemical nature of psychedelic fungi, so where do the scientists of today start when tasked with analyzing their unique chemicals? Analytical Cannabis asked some of them to find out.
Cannabis use, even for medical purposes, could make some people sick due to harmful fungi that contaminate the plants, according to the researchers.
The new program is recognized by the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation, the international organization for accreditation bodies.
Regulators in Michigan have recalled a series of cannabis edibles due to their high THC levels and non-compliant packaging.
The owners of a cannabis testing lab in Montana have shut the business down out of concern that a software, required by the state’s regulators, may be inadvertently approving un-tested cannabis.
Several studies at the center are already underway, and their findings may just help inform the state’s eventual medical cannabis policies. To find out more, Analytical Cannabis spoke to the center’s director, Shanna Babalonis.
Almost half of Maine’s medical cannabis products would fail the contaminant tests that the state’s recreational cannabis products are subjected to. That’s the conclusion of a study conducted by Maine’s own Office of Cannabis Policy (OCP).