Modern Canna’s Laboratory Director, Jini Curry, recently hosted an episode of Teach Me in 10 – a video series that invites scientists to talk about their field in 10 minutes or less. This article provides an overview of Jini’s presentation, along with the episode’s video linked towards the bottom. What are cannabis testing labs? Cannabis testing labs are a third … Read More
Importance of LIMS in Hemp Testing Laboratories
Hemp and cannabis testing laboratories receive high volumes of samples every day, making workflow management and quality control a real challenge. A lab’s primary product is data, which needs to be accurate, reliable, and reproducible. A Laboratory Information Management System, also known as an LIMS, eliminates the risks of human error by automating crucial processes. This advanced software is used … Read More
FDA Issues Guidelines for Development of Cannabis-Based Drugs
Legislative changes, including the 2018 Farm Bill, have opened the doors to clinical research on cannabis-based medicinal products. Recognizing the potential opportunities that cannabis compounds may offer, the FDA recently published preliminary guidance on how to conduct federally approved research for drugs containing cannabis or cannabis-derived compounds. The federal agency states that activities relating to the cultivation and manufacture of … Read More
Types of Cannabis Extracts and What They Do
With more states providing legal access to cannabis concentrates and extracts, the marketplace is rife with a diverse selection of high-potency products. Whether used for their therapeutic or medicinal properties, it’s important to learn about different types, how they are made, and how to use them. What are cannabis concentrates? Concentrates or extracts are created by separating the resin from … Read More
Can Hemp Help Your Pets?
Devoted pet owners are always looking for new ways to keep their furry friends healthy and happy, and many are reporting benefits from hemp-derived CBD oil. Just like their humans, dogs and cats have endocannabinoid systems that interact with cannabidiol compounds found in cannabis and hemp. This interplay with receptors is what allows CBD to work its magic on our … Read More
Why Quality Control Matters for Hemp & Cannabis Testing
Are you confident about the purity and potency of your hemp and cannabis products? Whether you’re a consumer, a producer, or a healthcare practitioner, transparency and accountability are critical. It’s far too easy for companies to label hemp and cannabis products with misleading or incorrect information regarding quality and potency. False advertising in the industry is disturbingly prevalent. Start-ups — eager … Read More
What Do You Need in order to Open a Marijuana Dispensary?
Looking to open a marijuana dispensary in Florida? Technically known as “Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers,” these businesses are authorized to possess, cultivate, process, sell, and transport cannabis products. According to the Orlando Business Journal, medical marijuana in Florida has grown into a $6 billion industry — and that was only in the first nine months of 2018. There are now … Read More
New Florida Requirements for Certified Marijuana Testing Labs
The Florida Department of Health Office of Medical Marijuana Use recently released its requirements for certified marijuana testing. These regulations were originally scheduled for release in 2017, but the road to state certification has been long and difficult. These rules were promulgated based on the Florida government’s emergency rulemaking powers. That means these rules could become active at once, rather … Read More