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Cannabis-Pesticide Testing Should Be Standardized Across the US, Say Researchers

Regulators should take a closer look at the health risks presented by a growing cannabis market with no national-level guidance on contamination or pesticide use, a new study argues.

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Medicinal Genomics Adds AI Tool to Speed Up Cannabis-Microbial Analysis

The software, known as FastFinder, uses artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze data from polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests, which are used in cannabis labs to determine the presence of microbes on cannabis samples.

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Researchers Offer to Test Home-Growers’ Cannabis in Australia’s Capital Territory

As long as it’s for personal use, cannabis has been legal to grow in Australia’s Capital Territory (ACT) since January 2020.

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‘This Industry Is Going to Fail Unless We Act’: Dave Cho on Cannabis Lab Shopping

Dave Cho, CEO of Shasta Laboratory in California’s Bay Area, shares his thoughts on the state's lab shopping conundrum.

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Heavy Metal Contaminants Are “Pervasive” in CBD Products, Study Finds

Low levels of lead, mercury, arsenic, and cadmium are frequently present in commercially-available CBD products, a new study has found.

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Florida Regulators Fine Two Cannabis Labs For Using a PCR Method to Test For Mold

Both labs are accused of using an “unapproved” polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method to test cannabis samples for yeast and mold.

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Florida Regulators Fine Two Cannabis Labs For Testing Violations

The labs allegedly reported false information on their certificates of analysis.

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The State of Cannabis-Microbe Testing: A Q&A With bioMérieux’s Maria McIntyre

To learn more about the present and the future of microbe testing in the cannabis sector, Analytical Cannabis caught up with Maria McIntyre, head of cannabis at bioMérieux.

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ACS Laboratory Launches its Own Hemp Testing Panel

The panel will help the lab test hemp samples for 18 cannabinoids, 105 pesticides, 24 heavy metals, 55 potential residual solvents, 17 different microorganisms, and every required mycotoxin to detect parts per billion.

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