Test & Measure

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First Line of Defense: Process Engineering

On-Demand Webcast: Process Engineering serves the first line of defense in making sure that everything you obtain is as safe and reliable as possible, including cannabis.

by   |   October 15, 2018

Developing a strong culture focused on compliance

Exploring just what compliance means for the industry, and how business leaders can foster a healthy culture within their own companies.

by   |   October 03, 2018

A Glass Reactor Offers Many Advantages to Processing Cannabis Oil

By Streamlining the Pesticide Remediation Process Cannabis Producers Achieve a Superior Product

by   |   September 23, 2018

With Legalization Looming, Police Face Challenges Measuring Cannabis Impairment

With legalization advancing in Canada, municipal police forces prepare for an anticipated increase of drugged driving incidents.

by   |   September 14, 2018

AI and Machine Learning for Accurate Predictive Analysis

This week, CannabisTech took the opportunity to speak with Ally Monk, CEO of MotorLeaf, about this crystal ball technology designed for tomatoes, cannabis, and anything else produced under the sun… (or grow lights).

by   |   August 14, 2018

Cultivate Your Cannabis Knowledge: Interview with Shellene Suemori

It's not uncommon these days to see former chemists and molecular biologists move from the pharmaceutical industry into cannabis. It's just a logical next step into a growing sector. But to see a former NASA funded scientist, like for Shellene Suemori, move into cannabis, is an interesting move.

by   |   July 05, 2018

Engineering in the Cannabis Industry

Regardless of the product, when a new industry emerges, opportunities arise for early adopters to jump into highly rewarding positions in an exciting new field. With industries as promising as cannabis and hemp, many people are finding new ways to incorporate skills and expertise, learned from more mainstream industries, to forge a new path during the early days of the Green Rush.

by   |   July 01, 2018

Keeping up with Regulatory Changes

Summertime in Colorado is known for a vast selection of experiences for the everyday tourist, locals, and someone like myself, a weekend warrior. There are so many things happening at any given moment in our state to indulge in. However, for some of us, summertime in Colorado also represents regulation implementation dates. Such as July 1, as it seems almost every summer there is a new packaging or labeling rule to adhere to and the beginning of Colorado’s State licensing authority summer rule-making sessions.

by   |   June 29, 2018

Portable Analyzers for Better Quality Assurance

Not only will large marijuana businesses be required to provide more data, the small, artisanal growers will need to as well.

by   |   June 06, 2018

OSRAM Positioned to be the Leading Horticultural Solutions Provider

Osram, the semiconductor manufacturer, sees horticultural lighting as a big part of their future. Will we see more acquisitions like this soon?

by   |   March 27, 2018

Conducting Quality Control Inside The Lab

Henry Vincenty, Founder and CEO of Endoca, shows us different levels and methods of conducting quality control in a lab.

by   |   March 25, 2018

UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative

For the last several decades, cannabis research in the United States has been severely restricted. Despite the growing movement for legalization, federal restrictions on the research of Schedule I substances have effectively prevented research facilities and universities from studying the plant. However, emboldened and driven by the newly legal, recreational market of California, UCLA is pioneering academia into a new era of cannabis research.

by   |   March 22, 2018

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.