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Thousands of Types of Fungi, Bacteria Found in Californian Cannabis

The researchers behind the work were keen to point out that there is still little evidence to prove that the pathogens present in cannabis samples have directly led to infections in immunocompromised patients.

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FDA Warns Against Health Risks of Contaminated Synthetic Cannabis

Reports of severe illnesses and deaths resulting from the use of synthetic cannabinoid products that have been contaminated with brodifacoum, a very long-acting anticoagulant commonly used in rat poison sparked the warning.

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Heavy Metal Test Kits Ready for Cannabis Industry

Testing for cadmium, lead, and mercury is mandated by Health Canada with limits often in parts per million.

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GC-MS Method Overcomes Matrix Interference Challenges in Cannabis Analysis

This is the first time that some cannabinoids have been identified in certain consumables - particularly products containing glycerin, sugar, and lactose, that can mask the presence of some cannabinoids.

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Overcoming Technical Challenges in Cannabis Analysis

As the cannabis testing sector matures, attention continues to focus on enhancing analytical quality and meeting challenging new regulatory requirements.

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Multiple Case Studies Show Potential Danger of Cannabis Contaminants

Preventive steps and remediative action are required to reduce the prevalence of contamination from microbes, heavy metals and, pesticides.

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PhytaTech CO, Receives Certification for Pesticide Contamination Testing

Pesticide testing is not currently required in Colorado but, scientists at the lab predict that it will in mandated in the coming months.

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Discrepancies in Washington Cannabis Lab Test Results Reveal Systemic Failings

Analysis of state-wide cannabis testing data leads researchers to call for urgent action focusing on the introduction of standard cannabis testing methods.

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Sources and Risks of Common Cannabis Contaminants

Whilst the safety profile of cannabis is well understood, much more research is required to understand and address the challenge of cannabis contamination.

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