Better, accurate and more reliable analytical testing is needed in the industry. The author discusses one such method that goes well beyond the current contaminant testing done today in most laboratories.
By Ben Nie, Jack Henion, and Joe Wakshlag. Some hemp-based products are mislabeled regarding their level of CBD. The authors explain why and how that happens.
LC–MS/MS with ESI and APCI Sources for Meeting California Cannabis Pesticide and Mycotoxin Residue Regulatory Requirements
How two different LC–MS/MS methods with ESI and APCI were used for low-level analysis of 72 pesticides
As more states legalize cannabis, increasingly stringent testing requirements are being developed on the state level for pesticide and mycotoxin levels in cannabis products.
For U.S. states that have legalized the recreational or medicinal use of cannabis and cannabis products, there are presale testing requirements meant to address quality and consumer safety (1–3).
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.
An interview with Jeff Dahl, an applications scientist at Shimadzu Scientific Instruments; Joe Konschnik, a business development manager for the food and beverage market at Restek Corporation; Andre Santos, the Americas market development manager at Agilent Technologies; Alicia D. Stell, the CEM product development lab manager; and Xiaoyan Wang, a research scientist at UCT