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Terpenes Testing and Challenges of Standardization in the Cannabis Industry

Terpenes testing presents difficulties across the industry, largely due to the nature of the compounds and the diversity of instrumentation and methods employed by testing laboratories. This issue highlights the need for better defined standardized methodologies and higher levels of collaboration throughout the testing community.

Selecting Microwave Digestion Technology for Measuring Heavy Metals in Cannabis Products

This article describes the basic principles of the major types of microwave digestion technology and offers suggestions as to which might be the best approach for cannabis heavy metals testing based on sample matrix, digestion efficiency, sample throughput, productivity, and overall cost of analysis.

Cannabis Pesticides Testing and Quantification Using Reference Standards: How Does it Work?

Access to high-quality analytical materials and resources can ensure testing laboratories operate at the highest levels of accuracy and precision -- supporting transparent, clean, and safe cannabis products.

Analytical Cannabis Testing and the Importance of High-Quality Water

High-performance water filtration systems, such as the arium® Series water purification system from Sartorius, provide long-term practical and economical advantages to cannabis testing laboratories and address the needs of this changing industry.

Cannabis Conferences Shed Light on Progress and New Products in the Industry: Part I

In the analytical area, several themes stood out during the 2019 Cannabis Science Conference in Portland, OR September 4-7 -- Microbial Detection, Genetic Analysis, and Terpenes Testing. In this article we focus on microbial contamination and new testing products in this area.

Cannabis Heavy Metals Contaminant Testing by ICP-MS: How Does it Work?

Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) and variations thereof have become the state-of-the-art in cannabis testing, producing the highest sensitivity and specificity for metal contaminants analysis – but how do these techniques work?

Therapeutic Potential and the Medicinal Cannabis Journey

A novel antibiotic, a treatment for intractable illness, a cure all for chronic pain -- a few of the myriad potential applications for this wondrous plant.

The Cannabis Workflow and the Importance of Temperature Control

Creating the right systems to maximize the quality of temperature control plays a vital role in creating the most productive cannabis extraction workflow.

CBD Potency Testing of Hemp-Derived Products

As part of a series looking at safety and quality testing of cannabis products, this article focuses on analysis of hemp and methods for CBD/THC potency determination.

Cannabis Terpene Profiling using the GCxGC-TOFMS Pegasus BT 4D System from LECO

Compound profiling by multi-dimensional gas chromatography combined with high performance mass spectrometry offers a powerful approach for cannabis strain type authentication, quality control, and study of the underpinning details of the “entourage effect”.

Vacuum Solutions for the Cannabis Industry from Vacuubrand: Product Review Infographic

Cannabis vacuum solutions for applications ranging from fractional and short path distillation, to filtration and processing of select isolates

How to Source Equipment and Outfit a Cannabis Extraction Lab

Whether the lab is designed to ensure consistency in potency and safety or to simply check cannabinoid levels in grow operations, processors should be aware of the best extraction methods and equipment sources appropriate for their needs. Take a look at our quick guide.

5 Cannabis Industry Highlights in the Dawn of a Promising New Year

Many new and emerging developments promise to make 2019 a truly epic year for the cannabis industry.

Canada Legalizes Cannabis: Industry Insight

Canada is a leading force in the medical cannabis industry and, with full legalization, the country is now poised to be a leader in cannabis research, education, economics, and other key areas.

Cannabis Research Enters a New Phase of Growth: Research Outlook

Cannabis research is approaching a differentiation and maturation phase – where public and private efforts are yielding substantial growth for the medicinal cannabis field.

LabX Highlights of the 2018 Cannabis Science Conference

The 3rd annual Cannabis Science Conference, held at the Portland Convention Center August 28-29, delivered an impressive crop of new products and services. Combined with exciting research and inspiring presentations, the meeting this year was a truly epic event.

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