This article covers the importance of quality control, how to implement it, and what cannabis cultivators, processors, retailers, and consumers should look for on laboratory reports and certificates of analysis.
Quality Control and Quality Assurance (QA and QC)
Optimized Cannabis Microbial Testing: Combined Use of Extraction Methods and Pathogen Detection Tests Using Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
This review introduces a quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) assay and compares its performance to culture-based methods.
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.
Too often, cannabis laboratories get different results on the same sample. There are a number of causes and solutions. In this installment, the problem is presented along with its causes.
Find out if you know the difference between accuracy and precision
Holding Data to a Higher Standard, Part II: When Every Peak Counts—A Practical Guide to Reducing Contamination and Eliminating Error in the Analytical Laboratory
In this guide, we look at the most common sources of contamination and error in an analytical process.
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The complex question of whether or not data or results are valid involves both the testing process and the actual calculated results.
The lack of standardized regulations means that producers of cannabis and cannabis-derived products can supply goods unhindered, potentially carrying unsafe levels of pesticides, mold, fungi, and bacteria that can be hazardous to human he
I Can’t Afford Good Science: The Battle Between Economics and Method Development in the Emerging Cannabis Market
One winter afternoon, a group of professionals and scientists came together to discuss the development of test methods for cannabis.