Cannabis Analysis and Testing
The use of cannabis is expanding rapidly across the world especially as many states and countries are now making it legal for medicinal and personal purposes. Regardless of its legality, this is an area that is continuously developing and research must be carried out to keep up with it. This page is your main hub for all things cannabis analysis and testing, including the latest news, research papers and so much more.
In this hub, common topics include the health benefits and side effects of cannabis, the effects of CBD, how cannabis is used as a dietary supplement and other similar topics.
Recent Advancements in Cannabis Analysis
The socioeconomic interest in cannabis has surged due to the increased recognition of medical benefits, and analytical methods are being continuously refined.
Our featured articles regarding cannabis analysis and testing will highlight recent discoveries, interesting information about cannabis, regulations and more. We update these regularly, so don't forget to check back for interesting news. Hot topics include cannabis analysis, CBD products, cannabis testing requirements and other relevant research.
Cannabis analysis and testing is an ever-growing sector in the world of life sciences. Research is on-going to help researchers understand more about cannabis. This includes CBD, and how it is used to help treat chronic pain, seizure disorders and other conditions. It is also important to understand how it meets the United States’ food and drug administration (FDA) regulations and other regulatory laws around the world.
Inspiration strikes when you least expect it. For Wei Jiang, M.D., a professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), inspiration came in 2018 on a smoke-filled boat tour around Amsterdam during an international conference.
In this interview, Avinash Dalmia, the Senior Principal Application Scientist at PerkinElmer, talks to AZoLifeSciences about the analysis of 102 pesticides and 5 mycotoxin residues in hemp regulated by colorado state.
AZoLifeSciences sat down with Tom Kwoka, Senior Application Scientist - GC/MS at PerkinElmer, and Alex Maitain, GC/MS Cannabis Analysis at PerkinElmer, to discuss the benefits of analyzing residual solvents and terpenes from cannabis and hemp products by Headspace GC/MS analysis.
An Oregon State University study found that spent hemp biomass – the main byproduct of the cannabinoid (CBD) extraction process of hemp – can be included in lamb diets without any major detrimental effects to the health of the animals or their meat quality.
In this interview, PerkinElmer, talks to AZoLifeSciences about how you can go about improving your canna-business.
In this interview, PerkinElmer, talks to AZoLifeSciences about the types of elution methods for cannabis analysis.
In this interview, PerkinElmer, talks to AZoLifeSciences about overcoming challenges associated with analyzing pesticides.
Plant biologists have outlined the elevated “hacks” that cannabis cells use to produce cannabinoids (THC/CBD) for the first time. Although many biotechnology firms are currently attempting to engineer THC/CBD outside of the plant in yeast or cell cultures, it is still unclear how the plant does it innately.
Porvair Sciences has developed a 2 ml 96-well microplate whose design is optimised for labs processing cannabis samples for analysis of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD).
To create innovative tests for a variety of chemicals, such as banned pesticides and dangerous, synthetic cannabinoids, scientists have changed proteins that are involved in plants’ natural reactions to stress.
Many compounds known as cannabinoids are found in cannabis, a plant that is receiving more and more attention for its extensive medical potential.
In this interview, Dr. Toby Astill, the Global Marketing Manager for cannabis and hemp at PerkinElmer, talks to AZoLifeSciences about pesticide testing workflow for cannabis and hemp products.
In this interview, Shianna Hines, the Senior Field Application Scientist for cannabis and hemp-related items at PerkinElmer, talks to AZoLifeSciences about testing cannabis for impurities and contaminants.
A research team at the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology - Hans Knöll Institute in Jena, Germany has developed a new method to produce complex natural products in amoebae.
Although several people think of medicines as purely synthetic compounds, nature is an important element of most of the medications humans depend on.
Receptors are docking stations found on the surface of cells. Compounds such as caffeinE, dopamine, THC, and LSD, all bind to these receptors.
An intense but short-term exposure to cannabis vapor lowered sperm counts and slowed sperm movement, or motility, not only in the directly exposed male mice but also in their sons.
JEOL USA, Inc, a leader in the mass spectrometry space for over 60 years, will introduce their JMS-TQ4000GC triple quadrupole GC-MS/MS to the cannabis scientific community at MJBizCon, the preeminent Marijuana Business Conference for cannabis professionals, which takes place in Las Vegas from October 19th 2021 – October 22nd 2021.
Kaiser Permanente analyzed more than 100,000 pregnancies and identified that there was a 25% increase in the rate of cannabis use early in pregnancy.
Terpenes are aromatic compounds responsible for the characteristic aromas and flavors of most plants.