Test & Measure

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Cleanroom Technology for Cannabis

Regulation is coming to the medical marijuana industry, and when it does many producers may find themselves lagging behind, struggling to meet the new industry-wide standards. Many experts are expecting federal regulation in the future, from the likes of the Food and Drug Administration, which will require medical marijuana to adhere to strict protocols. Although cleanrooms may not be the required practice now, the cannabis industry is almost certainly headed in that direction.

by   |   February 15, 2018

NACB: Reining in the Wild West

The current environment surrounding legal cannabis is riddled with inconsistencies, often being referred to as the “Wild West.” From state to state, not only does the legality of cannabis vary, so do the regulations and standards for cannabis businesses. To rein in these inconsistencies and provide the Federal Government with necessary assurances of high standards, Joshua Laterman founded the National Association of Cannabis Business (NACB) to address national standards and policy.

by   |   January 30, 2018

Chromatography: A badge of Integrity

As the demand for cannabinoid products continues to climb, businesses are emerging to accommodate this need, some of which are more reputable than others. Utilizing technology, like chromatography, can help separate quality cannabis and hemp producers from the crowd.

by   |   January 23, 2018

Rapid Roadside Testing

While the cannabis industry continues to grow, law enforcement agencies are scrambling for solutions to prevent or deter driving under the influence. Although impaired driving has always been a focus of the nation’s law enforcement entities, the legalization of medicinal cannabis has raised significant concerns regarding the operation of motor vehicles while under the influence of cannabis. Taking a similar approach to alcohol, rapid roadside intoxication testing for cannabis is on the rise, and manufacturers are scrambling to bring an effective device to market.

by   |   October 25, 2017

Product Brief: Agilent 7697A Headspace Sampler for Terpene and Cannabinoid Testing

Learn how headspace analysis gas chromatography used for testing terpenes and cannabinoids in cannabis and get a look at a new model.

by   |   October 07, 2017

Botana: A Fully Customized Smart Tool Designed for Any Grower, in Any Garden

We had an opportunity to speak with Robert Schneider about Botana's Grow Journal app and its new addition, Bug Tracker, which helps growers monitor and control pest activity.

by   |   October 03, 2017

Cannabis Testing for Potency and Terpenes

Learn the basics of gas and liquid chromatography and FTIR Spectroscopy for testing terpenes and potency within a strain.

by   |   October 02, 2017

Mass Spectrometrometers Used for Testing Pesticide Density in Cannabis

As medicinal cannabis becomes more sophisticated, so do its testing processes. Here are some mass spectrometers used for testing pesticide density in cannabis samples.

by   |   September 21, 2017

Interview with Kevin Mckernan, Chief Science Officer Behind StrainSEEK

We got to talk with Kevin Mckernan from Medicinal Genomics, a company that tests the DNA of cannabis strains.

by   |   September 12, 2017

The Hemp Battery Construction as a Coin Cell and its Comparison to the Lithium Counterpart

This article outlines the process on how to construct a hemp cell and how the discharge curve compares against a lithium cell.

by   |   August 20, 2017

Hemp Battery – The Correct Preparation of Hemp Ink Shows Better Results

This article is written to layout the experimental results of a hemp battery when a better process was used for the preparation of the Hemp Ink.

by   |   August 16, 2017

Cannabis Testing Solutions: Development of Safety and Quality Standards for the Emerging Cannabis Market

Cannabis testing has become a much-needed industry solution for growers and producers nationwide. The recent wave of looser and more exploratory cannabis laws has reinvigorated an emerging multi-billion-dollar commerce and as such, stronger quality control and quality assurance tests make sure that only the best, highest quality cannabis is out in the market.

by   |   August 16, 2017

Potalyzer – The THC Testing Mechanism

The need for something like the breathalyzer prompted Stanford University engineers to develop a portable device that can precisely detect the THC content from a saliva sample.

by   |   August 16, 2017

The Hemp Battery Performs Better than the Lithium Battery

This article is written to layout the experimental results of the power a hemp battery possesses against the lithium power cell.