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Recent Workshop Emphasizes Why the Cannabis Industry Needs To Get Better at Measuring Heavy Metals

There is no question that the lack of federal oversight with regard to heavy metals in medicinal cannabis products in the US has meant that it has been left to the individual states to regulate its use. However, the cannabis plant is known to be a hyper-accumulator of heavy metals in the soil and growing medium, so it’s critical to monitor levels to ensure cannabis products are safe to use.
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Workshop on Heavy Metals in Cannabis by ICP-MS Now Available To View

Twelve months ago, in conjunction with the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC), I put together a workshop on measuring heavy metal contaminants in cannabis by ICP-MS in Columbia, MD. Read about some of the highlights in this article.
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Heavy Metal Testing To Improve Cannabis Safety and Quality

Heavy metals are one of several possible contaminants in cannabis and cannabis products, in addition to pesticides, microbial organisms, and residual solvents. With the final implementation stage of more comprehensive testing regulations that were phased in, California-based cannabis producers are now required to test for heavy metal contaminants in products intended for retail sale.
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Regulating Heavy Metal Contaminants in Cannabis: What Can Be Learned From the Pharmaceutical Industry? Part 5

Part five of our series on regulating heavy metal contaminants in cannabis will take a look at how analytical testing procedures can often lead to contamination and sources of errors if not adequately addressed.
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How New Technology Is Simplifying Solid Sample Analysis

For years, cost and instrument limitations have prohibited many commercial applications of mass spectrometry, but now, a breakthrough in laser ablation laser ionization (LALI) technology has overcome many of these challenges as well as improved technical capabilities.
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How Advances in Mass Spectrometry Are Helping the Food and Beverage Industry

Mass spectrometry is an important tool for many industries, not least in ensuring the safety of our food and beverages. Hazards ranging from pesticides, to heavy metals and toxins can be identified using the technology, even if they are only present in minute quantities. Here Jenny Nelson tells us how advances in mass spectrometry have improved analysis potential and the important role it has played and will continue to play in ensuring the safety of the beverage industry.
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How to Test for Heavy Metals in Cannabis

Although cannabis for human consumption or smoking should be as free from heavy metal contamination as possible, that’s not always the case.
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From the lab to the boardroom: An interview with Darlene Solomon Ph.D.

We spoke to Darlene to learn about her reasons for studying science, how she transitioned away from the lab and some of her proudest achievements at Agilent.
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Protecting the Environment from Landfill-related Pollution

Spectroscopy-based tool offers rapid detection of mercury, could be applied to other contaminants.
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Spinnovation Receives Good Manufacturing Practices Certification

Certification for testing drug substances and drug products to support market release.
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