With a steady increase of research into cannabinoids, and with changes to legalization and regulation, the future of the cannabis beverage industry will have to overcome considerable challenges to keep up with new consumer demands.
The cannabis and hemp testing company Kaycha Labs has become the first business in Florida to be awarded the state Department of Health’s certified marijuana testing laboratory status.
New sample collectors will be allowed to collect samples of cannabis and cannabis products for testing on behalf of the state’s cannabis testing facilities.
The US state legalized the use of medical cannabis back in April 2017, but its program has yet to become fully operational.
How can cannabis labs leverage powerful analytical technologies to ensure novel products like cannabis-based beverages meet consumer safety and quality demands?
In the fourth part of his series, Rob Thomas examines how processors can reduce the chances of elemental contamination and outlines recent case studies where CBD product recalls were issued due to heavy metal contamination.
Members of the industry group will be able to offer up their own CBD products for safety tests, which will range from contaminant analysis to experimental rodent studies.
Analysts and university professors tell Lab Manager why genetic testing is crucial to cannabis testing.
In the third part of his series, Rob Thomas details how the cannabis product manufacturing process can contribute to heavy metal contamination.