A look at the capabilities of microwave-assisted extraction and how the cannabis industry can utilize it
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.
Beyond Delta-9-THC and CBD: Current Evidence for Medical Benefit of Terpenes and Less Studied Cannabinoids
Lesser known cannabinoids and terpenes may be helpful for patients. Here the author shows why, and how patients can choose more effective medical cannabis products.
There are thousands of other potential analytical targets in cannabis that are relatively unexplored. Here, the author examines terpenes.
Factors Influencing Yields in Extraction, Part I: Understanding the Influence of Starting Material and Performing Extraction Calculations
At a glance, modern extraction machines can seem a little mysterious: plant material is added to an extraction chamber, processing parameters are chosen, the extraction process is carried out, and an output of material is collected. Part I of this series examines the two main biologically-inherent starting-material influences.
Leveraging Selectivity and Efficiency to Take the Strain Out of LC–UV Method Development for Cannabinoid Profiling
Here the LC–UV separation of 16 cannabinoids of interest was performed while the potential impact from minor cannabinoids and terpenes on reported potency values was monitored.
The cannabis industry has been taking a hard look at the science behind their products and the various contaminants that can inadvertently be added to consumer goods.
Headspace SPME combined with GC–MS for the qualitative and quantitative analysis of terpenes in cannabis offers several advantages compared to other methods. It does not require the use of organic solvents, does not coextract matrix, and provides additional means of peak identification and purity using spectral data. It is also a nondestructive method.
QuEChERS is introduced to the discipline of forensic testing as a viable method for the extraction of pesticides and cannabinoids in various complex sample matrices
An interview with Cindy Orser