The trial will involve 90-day-long tests on rodents to assess how CBD affects the liver, if it promotes drowsiness, and how it may interact with other drugs.
Speaking to Analytical Cannabis, the scientists behind the new method explain how it is able to determine whether the THC present in tested material is above or below one percent by weight, and thus whether it is either legal hemp or illicit cannabis.
Many producers believe that these changes could be setting the stage for a future crackdown on the market.
Carried out by the Californian branch of SC Labs, the investigation also found detectable amounts of pesticides in 16 percent of the samples, and five percent registered over the allowable action limits.
A new study of 21 American CBD products, currently in preprint, has found evidence that many products are mislabeled, contaminated, and deliberately adulterated.
Stored cannabis vape cartridges and lead leaching may pose a risk to consumer health, an early study shared with Analytical Cannabis has found.
The new study found that states without a legal recreational marijuana market were more likely to have more EVALI cases per capita.