Regulators are looking at instilling pesticide testing and tighter regulations following cannabis recall in California. Washington's lack of a cannabis testing program is now facing scrutiny and a call to get up-to-date on testing issues.
As cannabis becomes more prominent in North America, government oversight on heavy metal contamination is becoming more prevalent, too. So what can be done on the analytical front?
As the cannabis industry expands, so must its analytical capabilities. And gas chromatography technology has never been more accessible to smaller labs and companies.
The new analyzer is fully functional after just one day of installation and testing and saves users valuable time as they don't have to develop their own quantitative testing methods.
The medical cannabis testing laboratory will position Hocking College as an academic leader in analytical safety and potency testing to ensure safe medicinal cannabis for Ohio patients.
The lab will start its international expansion by opening up testing operations for local consumers and cannabis exporters in Colombia.
Shortened sample run-time and minimal sample prep, coupled with the cost-effectiveness of UV microplate analysis, make this technique very appealing as a new chemotyping method for hemp and cannabis analysis.
With the recent exciting advances in cannabis research, and its improved reputation in both the medicinal world and for recreational use, what should we expect the next 12 months to bring? Will this be the year of the edibles, should we focus on genetics, or will terpenes steal the show?