Recent Advances in Cannabis Biochemistry & Biotechnology

Reilly Sleater Cannabis Biochemistry & Biotechnology

The relationship between cannabis and biotechnology has been a tricky one. Given that cannabis has long since been prohibited, and still is in many places, there is a lack of complex biological research on the multifaceted plant and its genome. But times are changing, and advancements in cannabis biotechnology are finally being made.  When talking about cannabis genetics, there are … Read More

Cannabis Research – is there a correlation between Potency & Nutrients?

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Plant nutrients are an essential part of cannabis growth and development. Each cannabis plant has a unique nutrient profile consisting of 16 essential elements including carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and more. While horticulturists have identified the ideal amount of nutrients in the soil for plant growth, not much historical research has been done on how the nutrients can affect the cannabinoid … 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

Covid-19 Medicinal Cannabis Science Research

The emergence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus has developed into the highly contagious Covid-19 pandemic. In these uncertain times, it is no wonder that people are seeking out answers about the therapeutic potential of cannabinoids in managing or treating Covid-19. There is still a lot of research that needs to be performed before any conclusive statements can be made about the … Read More

U.S. House Passes Historic Vote to Decriminalize Marijuana

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In an unprecedented vote that may permanently change medical and recreational drug use, the United States House of Representatives passed legislation for marijuana decriminalization. Such a statute would have been groundbreaking in and of itself, yet the news does not stop there. The House marijuana decriminalization bill also proposed to expunge non-violent convictions related to the substance under the Act’s … 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

Importance of LIMS in Hemp Testing Laboratories

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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

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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

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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