Delta Duel: Navigating the Differences Between d9-THC and d8-THC

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Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (d9-THC) is a federally illegal Schedule I drug, however, one of its isomeric sisters, Δ8-tetrahydrocannabinol (d8-THC), is not. With this, many questions arise about why one of these compounds receives so much scrutiny from the federal government and the other does not. Throughout this blog, we will delve into those nuances to help provide a more clear understanding of … Read More

Cannabis Microbes: A Threat to Consumers and Producers

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By: Hannah Grzech Microbes possess a remarkable ability to spread across various environments. These microorganisms have adapted to almost every condition and continue to be a daily pest. Florida provides an especially conducive environment for these bacteria and fungi to thrive. The warm and humid climate that is vital for cannabis cultivation serves as a prime breeding ground for microbes. … Read More

5 Viruses to Watch Out for in Your Cannabis Grow

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Viruses exist on the edge between life and death. They are acellular, or nonliving, agents that require living organisms as hosts to survive. This is unlike other pathogens, such as bacteria or fungi, which are cellular organisms that can survive independently of another living organism. Viruses are truly a twisted spectacle of nature, for they aren’t even a full cells. … Read More

Total Yeast and Mold Counts in Cannabis Labs – With Jini Curry

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Modern Canna’s Laboratory Director, Jini Curry, recently published an article on Analytical Cannabis – a leading cannabis science publication for scientists, technicians, and business professionals working in the cannabis, hemp, and psychedelics industries. This article provides an overview of Jini’s article, along with the full article linked towards the bottom. Both yeast and mold are spore-producing microorganisms that feed on … Read More

Are Your Cannabis Packaging Materials Contributing to Heavy Metals Leachability?

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With the recent outbreak of vaping related illnesses, medical marijuana patients need assurance that the products they receive are safe for human consumption. While a cannabis product may be clear of heavy metal contamination from seed to processing, the packaging materials can contribute to the leaching of heavy metals without proper precautions and quality control testing. Modern Canna recently conducted … Read More

Why You Should Always Ensure Your Cannabis is Professionally Tested

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Like any other food, cosmetic product, or supplement, you should expect cannabis products to be thoroughly tested and approved before distribution. Proactive lab testing is one of the best ways to ensure that your consumers experience precisely the effects they’re looking for, without harm to their health and wellbeing.  Still, some growers and suppliers take the crop’s quality at face … Read More

Guide to Florida Medicinal Cannabis Edibles Testing and Regulations

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It has been four years since Florida voters first passed a constitutional amendment to legalize medicinal cannabis. This amendment allowed for the production and sale of cannabis edibles infused with THC, but product development was delayed due to a lack of adequate regulations regarding testing and consumer safety. On August 20th, 2020, the Florida Department of Health published regulations and … Read More

How to Test THC Potency

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For medical cannabis consumers, THC potency in their medication of choice is critical. Recent studies show that many medical cannabis products do not contain the THC levels listed on their  packaging. Whether the THC is too low or excessive can have a profound effect on the patient’s health and condition. A lot of labs will claim that they offer precision … Read More

THC Vaping Deaths: Is the Black Market to Blame?

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While recent vaping deaths and illnesses involving THC continue to make headlines, one critical point is not emphasized. Virtually all of these fatalities involve illicit-cannabis products, not the carefully regulated cannabis subject to stringent state standards. According to the CDC, nearly all of the vape products known to have caused death or severe illness are linked to victims’ acquiring them … Read More

Edibles Often Mislabeled – Why Potency Testing is Crucial

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Nearly 25 percent of all medical cannabis users in the United States prefer brownies, cookies, and other edible products to get their dose of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). And while eating some THC-infused candy may seem like a more pleasant (and safer) way of medicating compared to smoking marijuana, how do you know that those edibles, as appealing as they may be, … Read More