October 2022

Quantitative Spectroscopy Pitfalls and Practicalities, Part IV: The Finale

October 06, 2022

Cannabis Analysis

The final part in this series of pitfalls to avoid and practicalities covers the importance of cleanliness, how many standards to run, how to spot outliers, and important experimental variables to control.

The Semi-Closed Greenhouse: A Revolution in Cultivation and Energy Efficiency

October 06, 2022

The Cultivation Classroom

Casey Houweling, the inventor of the semi-closed greenhouse, explains how this greenhouse concept came about, the challenges he’s had developing it, and the potential it holds for the future of the cannabis industry.

New Data on the Environmental Impact of Cannabis Cultivation

October 06, 2022

Tech Innovations

Here, we take a look at the top issues related to cannabis cultivation: what top environmental problems still face the cannabis industry, how to reduce emissions in grow facilities, the different effects of various strains on carbon emissions, and how the government is finally helping the industry do a deeper dive into understanding these issues.

Degree of Variance in THC Levels in Samples Taken from Single Lots of Medical Cannabis

October 06, 2022

Feature

In the work presented here, the author shares research from collecting reports from the New Jersey State laboratory (the Department of Health’s Environmental and Chemical Laboratory Services), which has conducted testing for the state’s medicinal program. He documented an average variance of 20% in potency levels from different samples of the same test lot.

How Manufacturing, Regulations, and Sustainability Are Affecting the Cannabis and Hemp-Based Products Industry

October 06, 2022

Feature

Experts within the global cannabis and hemp industries discuss the importance of testing and regulations and sustainable measures that can reduce the sector’s environmental impact.