The ongoing changes in the legal status of cannabis compounds for medicinal use, as well as the decriminalization of marijuana in some locations, continues to spark interest in purification, formulation, and detection of CBD and other cannabinoids.
In this webinar, Dr. Swetha Kaul discusses the phenomenon of matrix effects in the MS/MS analysis of pesticides in cannabis samples.
The purification of plant DNA is a key step in gene-based strain identification which is crucial for providing consumers with information about products.
As we look forward to a new industry wave of craft and medicinal breeding, it is clear that a full understanding of the genetic basis of oil profile variation will be an essential starting point.
Speaking at The Science of Cannabis Online Symposium 2018, Seth Wong covered sampling at cultivation and processing facilities, subsampling at the lab for analysis, challenges with sample heterogeneity, the implications these challenges can have and, how these issues can be overcome with best practices.
Cannabis flower and cannabis extracts contain a significant amount of volatile compounds which are typically classed into two groups, residual solvents that are monitored for patient health, and terpenes which are thought to exhibit synergistic effects with cannabinoids via a mechanism called the ‘entourage effect’.