"There is no need for the world’s largest cannabis market to make these same mistakes," Antonio Frazier, a board member of the American Council of Independent Laboratories, tells Analytical Cannabis.
With over 70 known cannabinoids present in the cannabis plant, it's important that researchers and testing staff look at more than just the THC content when examining cannabis material. But how exactly do analysts profile and study these dozens of cannabinoids?
The Nevada Cannabis Compliance Board has begun investigating three state dispensaries for selling a product that twice failed microbial testing.
The scientists behind the new initiative at the National Institute of Standards and Technology also plan to help standardize the testing methods used for cannabis products, such as edibles, tinctures, and balms.
Discover how analytical testing procedures can often lead to contamination and sources of errors if not adequately addressed.
If given approval, the new regulations could come into effect in a matter of weeks.
A US company is voluntarily recalling a swathe of hemp tincture products, intended for dog, cat, and human consumption, after the Florida Department of Health tested some samples and found dangerous levels of lead.
Which factors are tipping these THC concentrations over the legal limit? The soil? The sun? The strain? Right now, it’s not entirely clear. But one research group at West Virginia University want to change that.