What changes need to be adopted in our industry to make the transition to the pharmaceutical industry testing paradigm?
Here we identify the main sources of disease that could impact grow operations and best practices for clean cannabis.
“Amazon” John Easterling and Olivia Newton-John offer a preview of their plenary address from the 2019 Cannabis Science Conference West.
An explanation on the theory and measurement of water activity, its mode of action for microbial control, existing water activity regulations for cannabis, and more.
This review article from an experienced pharmaceutical microbiologist discusses the risks of microbial contamination for the full range of cannabis-derived products and recommends the most appropriate microbiological quality requirements for each product.
A look at the capabilities of microwave-assisted extraction and how the cannabis industry can utilize it
This article reviews state-of-the-art approaches to produce cyclodextrinphytocannabinoid complexes, related processing and analytical techniques, and implications for cannabis product development.
Factors Influencing Yields in Extraction, Part III: Return Versus Effort and Associated Processing Parameters
By Krista Kulczycki and Aaron Godin. The final installment of this series reviews how processing parameters affect yields in extraction.
Optimized Cannabis Microbial Testing: Combined Use of Extraction Methods and Pathogen Detection Tests Using Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
By Scott D. Leppanen, Heather Ebling, and Anthony Macherone. This review introduces a quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) assay and compares its performance to culture-based methods.