As an analytical chemist, Jeffrey Williams wondered how he might build better tools for the scientific world. His thinking led him to develop the all-in-one analysis machine, the Massbox. Analytical Cannabis caught up with Williams to discuss how these new steps in analytical chemistry might come to shape the cannabis industry.
The analytical services of CannaSafe, one of California’s larger cannabis testing lab companies, will soon be available in three more US states.
Although no such breathalyzer has yet been made, the researchers claim their test is inexpensive and effective enough to hold promise for future practical devices.
The cost of destroying cannabis that fails such tests makes up the biggest share of this testing expense.
Despite being more experienced in testing cannabis than Covid-19, the labs are still kitted with the right equipment and expertise to help make a difference during this pandemic.
The submission is the first from a member of the Association for the Cannabinoid Industry, a leading CBD industry body in the UK.
The new tests are in response to the recent vaping crisis.
They have the equipment and the staff, so could cannabis labs become a new resource for the fight against Covid-19?
In this study, researchers from Israel’s Agricultural Research Organization measured how three different sterilization methods reduced fungal colonies in naturally infected commercial medical cannabis plants.