AOAC INTERNATIONAL is on a mission to unify cannabis lab testing standards and methods across the United States and Canada. With a former FDA official as their new Chief Science Officer, take a look at what they are working on now.
The Emerald Test badges validate PerkinElmer’s instruments and testing methods for measuring pesticides, heavy metals, residual solvents, terpenes and potency.
According to Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation, they awarded the ISO 17025 accreditation to Mission Mountain Laboratories, the first accredited cannabis testing lab in Montana.
Analyzing cannabis samples for heavy metals requires a very low detection limit; the various matrices may not have heavy metals evenly distributed so the sample sizes may skew results.
The Sacramento-based lab’s license has not yet been reinstated.
In this piece, the application of gas chromatography with infrared detection (GC/IR) to characterizing organic compounds in cannabis products is discussed. The identification of specific isomers of similar organic compounds is critical to determining the quality of cannabis products.
In this op-ed, Kelly O’Connor says nefarious lab practices are still wreaking havoc on the Oregon market.
The first ISO 17025-accredited cannabis testing lab in Florida opened their second location in Gainesville and are on track to expand further.
Shepard deliberates realistic challenges within the realm of cannabis genome sequencing and how advances in technology will better equip the industry for innovations.
Emerald Scientific released their results for the bi-annual Emerald Test, where a record 77 labs participated.