Can Psilocybin Help Smokers Quit? This Clinical Trial Aims to Find Out
Psilocybin – the primary active ingredient in magic mushrooms – is to be studied in a new clinical trial that will test whether the psychedelic compound can help people quit smoking.
Could Ketamine Help Tackle Gambling Addiction?
Recruitment is now underway for a first-of-its-kind study investigating the potential of ketamine to fight gambling addiction. The new research will look to explore whether ketamine’s effect on human memory might be leveraged to break down the “superstitious thinking” that is common in gambling addiction, as well as lessen the general habit or compulsive urge to gamble.
Developing Food Testing Techniques To Combat Emerging Contaminants
Food contamination is not a new issue; this is why food producers take care to perform risk assessments and to keep their operations as hygienic as possible. But in recent years, the rise of a new class of contaminants has become a major concern to the industry.
Indoor Cannabis Cultivation Leaves a Large Carbon Footprint, Study Finds
Across North America, the rising tide of cannabis legalization has upped the demand for domestic cultivation operations that can provide a consistent product year-round. But what’s been the environmental cost of this boom in indoor, energy-demanding farming? A heavy one, according to one new study.
Ozone Can Break Down THC Left on Surfaces by Thirdhand Cannabis Smoke, Study Finds
A new study reports that ozone, an oxygen molecule present in the atmosphere, can react with the intoxicating THC compound on glass and cotton surfaces to produce new compounds, which the researchers have also characterized for the first time.
Sniffing Out New Methods for In-Field Pesticide Detection
This article addresses the issues associated with the global use of pesticides, and some ways in which these can be overcome.
Study Finds THC Can Help Prevent Colon Cancer in Mice
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) may be able to prevent the development of colon cancers, say researchers from the University of South Carolina.
Advances in Pesticide Residue Analysis
Across the globe, cannabis is slowly becoming more widely accepted as a useful medicinal product and a mainstream commercial good. But with this comes an increased need for better safety testing, standardization, and quality control.
The Evolution of Cannabis Testing
This article takes a looks at past trends and current challenges in the cannabis industry, and hints at what the future may hold.
How Are Scientists Tackling Difficult Drinking Water Contaminants?
For some drinking water contaminants, ordinary treatments are not enough. In this article, we explore how researchers are applying advances throughout the scientific field to tackle some of the most complex challenges in managing drinking water contamination.