Cannabis Testing Labs: What, How, and Why — With Jini Curry

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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

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

Where to Get Hemp CBD Lab Testing

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The quality of products containing CBD varies widely, with lab researchers describing the current state of the industry as “the Wild West.” The patchwork of regulations leaves businesses confused about what is expected of them, especially if they hope to sell products across state lines. Here in Florida, the Department of Health’s Office of Medical Marijuana Use has adopted an … Read More

Do You Know What’s in Your Hemp’s Soil? Growing Hemp Outdoors

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If you ask an experienced farmer of industrial hemp for tips on a great harvest, they’ll likely start talking about soil quality. Hemp, or cannabis sativa, is a hardy weed, but growing it outdoors can pose myriad challenges, particularly in Florida, where the climate is hot and humid. There needs to be adequate drainage, proper acidity levels, decent water retention, … Read More

What Are Cannabis Terpenes and What Do They Do?

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The distinctive aromas and flavors we associate with cannabis are all thanks to organic molecules known as terpenes. Terpenes are inert chemicals that are produced by all flowers and plants, not just cannabis. These fragrant molecules are the main component of essential oils utilized in both aromatherapy and traditional medicine. Terpenes are what give oranges their wonderful citrus smell, and … Read More

The Difference Between Terpenes and Cannabinoids

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Terpenes and cannabinoids are active chemical compounds in the cannabis plant, and both perform important functions. Cannabinoids like CBD and THC are largely responsible for the psychoactive, therapeutic, and medicinal benefits of cannabis. Terpenes are lesser-known compounds found in cannabis and are responsible for flavor and smell. What do cannabinoids do? The majority of the 100+ known cannabinoids do not … Read More

Why Quality Control Matters for Hemp & Cannabis Testing

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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

New Florida Requirements for Certified Marijuana Testing Labs

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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

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