Welcome to the first issue of Cannabis Science and Technology!
The origins of cannabis appear to be rooted in Central Asia, with evidence of fiber use dating to 10,000 BC (1) and medicinal use dating to 3000 BC (2-4).
As various states in the United States are starting up cannabis programs one by one with little cooperation or standardization, entire countries are doing so with efficiency at the same pace. Globally, about 2.25% of the population consumes cannabis.
As of 2017, 29 states in the United States plus the District of Columbia support the legal use of medicinal Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica, eight of which also allow recreational use (1).
Recent shifts in legislation efforts in the United States and other countries have led to the use of cannabis and related products (for example, cannabis-based extracts, tinctures, and “edibles”) for medicinal or recreational purposes.
Using Method Detection Limits to Set Mandatory Reporting Limits for Banned Pesticides: How a Public-Private Partnership Improved Cannabis Regulation in Colorado
The regulation of pesticide use on cannabis is a complex issue for states with legalized marijuana.
Consumption of cannabis or cannabis-based products is currently legal in some form in 29 states in the United States plus the District of Columbia.
One of the key challenges when designing a cannabis processing plant is the overwhelming number of options available. Within a cannabis processing plant, decisions about unit operations will need to be made around preprocessing, extraction, and purification.
Precise measurements are vital to any transaction of commerce. As the medical marijuana industry grows in the United States, in addition to standard weights and monetary measures, potency, impurities, and related measures become important.
I am honored to contribute to this inaugural edition of Cannabis Science and Technology!
Welcome to the inaugural issue of our new publication, Cannabis Science and Technology. We are thrilled that our group is a part of the cutting edge in cannabis science and will help unveil what the future holds for this industry.
March digital edition of Cannabis Science & Technology.