June 2022

Quantitative Spectroscopy: Practicalities and Pitfalls, Part I

June 02, 2022

Cannabis Analysis

Here we discuss the importance of using standards that bracket the expected concentration range of standards in the unknowns, using the same chemical components in standards and unknowns, and making sure to minimize the error in concentration measurements of standards.

What’s in a Vape? Part II

June 02, 2022

Extraction Science

Part II of this series reviews the history of vape products, producing cannabis vapes, the myriad of extract types, and how temperature and hardware impact the user experience.

Looking with Light: Understanding Gas Chromatography, Part IV: Detectors

June 02, 2022

Navigating the Lab

Let’s investigate the differences between the commercially available detector in terms of sample type, size, and selectivity to understand which detectors fit into the most common types of cannabis GC analyses.

The Chiral Separation of the (+) and (-) Enantiomers of Cannabidiol

June 02, 2022

Peer-Reviewed Article

This article investigates the chiral method development screening for the enantiomeric separation of synthetic CBD on polysaccharide-based chiral stationary phases with both normal-phase and reversed phase mobile phases, using HPLC and UHPLC.

Cannalingo Part II: Connecting Molecular Conversations of CB2R with the Cannabis Experience

June 02, 2022

Feature

Part II of a guided tour through the protein structure and function influence of cannabinoid receptor 2 (CB2R) on cannabinoid signaling.

A Focus on Safety, Integrity, and Innovation: One Cannabis Laboratory Strives to Exceed Standard Testing Practices and Client Relations

June 02, 2022

Feature

Cannabis testing laboratories play an important role in ensuring consumer safety and quality throughout the industry. These laboratories face many challenges—from the variety of samples in the industry to changing regulations and testing requirements and everything in between. In this interview, Sarah Ahrens, Founder and CEO of True Labs for Cannabis LLC, explains her philosophy and approach behind building her cannabis analytical testing laboratory in New Jersey. She also covers current developments in the cannabis testing industry and what needs to be done to ensure it has a transparent and productive future that benefits producers and consumers alike.

Tetragram Provides Cannabis Users a Safe Environment to Explore the Medicinal Benefits of the Plant

June 02, 2022

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Otha Smith III shares his personal journey with medical cannabis and how it led to founding the Tetragram app.