Standardization: A Guide Through the Minefield {$excerpt:n} Now that cannabis edibles have been legalized nationally in Canada, many existing and aspiring license holders have been surprised to discover that they must comply with food safety regulations. This became crystal clear when Health Canada published their Good Production Practices Guide For Cannabis in August 2019. With…

Moisture Matters: Why Humidity Can Make or Break a Cannabis Cultivator’s Bottom Line {$excerpt:n} Vintners have known for centuries that every step in the winemaking process—from cultivation and harvest techniques to fermentation, aging and bottling—has immense impact on the quality and value of the final product. And that same level of scrutiny is now being…

North Carolina Gets First Accredited Cannabis Lab {$excerpt:n} In a press release published on Monday, the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA), announced the renewal of accreditation for Global Laboratory Services, Inc. for ISO 17025:2017 in cannabis testing. The laboratory, based in Wilson, North Carolina, becomes first cannabis testing laboratory accredited in that state by…

Worldwide cannabis sales to grow 853% by 2024, new report estimates {$excerpt:n} It’s no secret that cannabis is considered one of the hottest investment trends of this generation on Wall Street. Although selling a processed plant isn’t exactly what you might call innovative, the black market for global weed sales generates tens of billions…

Multi-Element Analysis Using ICP-MS: A Look at Heavy Metals Testing {$excerpt:n} Across the country and across the world, governments that legalize cannabis implement increasingly rigorous requirements for laboratory testing. Helping to protect patients and consumers from contaminants, these requirements involve a slew of lab tests, including quantifying the levels of microbial contaminants, pathogens, mold and…

Designing More Sustainable Cannabis Facilities {$excerpt:n} The topic of sustainability has grown in importance and priority for both consumers and regulators. From reducing emissions to lowering energy and water consumption, cannabis growing facilities face unique challenges when it comes to designing sustainable operations. Moreover, as the cannabis market grows and usage becomes more accepted, regulatory…