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Commercial Cannabis Labels Often Don’t Match Chemical Reality, Study Finds

The traditional classifications of sativa, indica, and hybrid-type cannabis might not actually tell consumers very much about what is in their product, new research suggests.

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This is How Scientists Identified Marijuana’s Distinctive “Skunk” Smell

Cannabis scientists made an odorous breakthrough last year. A group of researchers finally identified 3-methyl-2-butene-1-thiol as the root cause of the signature skunky smell of hemp and cannabis. Now a new paper details the method.

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Colorado Regulators Recall Moldy Cannabis Flower

State regulators in Colorado have issued a health and safety notice after “potentially unsafe levels” of total yeast and mold were found in a batch of cannabis flower.

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Understanding Sources of Heavy Metals in Cannabis and Hemp: Benefits of a Risk Assessment Strategy – Part 3

In the third part of their new series, Rob Thomas and Tony Destefano examine the critically important step of extracting cannabinoids from the biomass, the flower, and other parts of the cannabis plant.

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Steep Hill Labs to Open a New Lab in Vermont

The state legalized medical cannabis back in 2004 and approved adult-use sales in 2020.

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How Strategic Cannabis Testing and Analysis Data Management Can Help Transform Product Quality and Compliance

Proper data management can help cannabis labs increase their innovation, compliance, and product quality. How, exactly? PerkinElmer's Toby Astill explains all.

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Understanding Sources of Heavy Metals in Cannabis and Hemp: Benefits of a Risk Assessment Strategy – Part 2

In the second part of a new series, Rob Thomas and Tony Destefano discuss whether a risk assessment strategy could help industry members to better understand all the potential sources of elemental contaminants along the cannabis supply chain.

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AOAC International Partners with Signature Science for Cannabis Proficiency Testing Program

AOAC recently announced it has partnered with Signature Science as its test material provider for AOAC’s new Cannabis/Hemp Proficiency Testing Program.

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Heavy Metals Analysis in Hemp Extract Products

Speaking at Analytical Cannabis’ recent extraction symposium, Diane Pickett and Serena Giovinazzi of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' Division of Food Safety detailed new results from their laboratory’s research into heavy metal contamination in hemp extracts.

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