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Alexander Beadle is a science writer and editor for Technology Networks. Before this, he worked as a freelance science writer, writing features and reporting on breaking news in materials science, environmental science and drug research. Alexander holds an MChem in Materials Chemistry from the University of St Andrews, Scotland.

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TD-IMS Holds Promise for Portable Preliminary Cannabis Screening

Ion mobility spectroscopy has the potential to be a suitable portable analysis technique that could be used in the field as itis small, portable, and simple to use.

Supercritical CO2 Extraction May Cause Loss of Some Terpenes

The reduction in monoterpene content has implications for those who seek the reported beneficial synergistic effects of cannabinoids and terpenes.

Chemotyping Study Highlights Benefits of Cannabinoid and Terpene Fingerprinting

Examining a broad array of cannabinoids and terpenes reveals the inherent failings of commonly used cannabis classification systems.

Multiple Case Studies Show Potential Danger of Cannabis Contaminants

Preventive steps and remediative action are required to reduce the prevalence of contamination from microbes, heavy metals and, pesticides.

Sources and Risks of Common Cannabis Contaminants

Whilst the safety profile of cannabis is well understood, much more research is required to understand and address the challenge of cannabis contamination.

Cannabis Aroma Not a Reliable Indicator of Potency

Based on smell alone, consumers appear unable to determine the potency of cannabis but can accurately group strains together.

Where the Grass is Greener: Novel Solvents for the Environmentally Friendly Extraction of Phytocannabinoids

As the demand for cannabis analysis grows researchers search for safer, greener solvents that are less damaging to human health and the environment.

Forensic Analysis Reveals Links Between Sources of Illicit Cannabis

Genetic variations have been used to link cannabis samples to geographical areas of origin, providing insight into the plant's history and possible distribution.

Enhancing Methods for the Chemical Characterization of Cannabis Products

Scientists, medical professionals, and consumers alike all stand to benefit from fully characterizing the chemical composition of cannabis.

Genetic Analysis Adds Weight to Cannabis Strain Name Concerns

Inconsistent naming and labeling of cannabis strains continue to pose challenges for consumers and researchers alike.