Test & Measurement

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The Importance of Standards, Regulations, and COAs

By now, it’s not news that the cannabis industry operates without any national or global regulatory oversight. The lack of industry-wide standards or protocols has led to the development of a patchy network of similar, yet unperfected, regulated markets. It's an unstable framework which has led to a frustrating and repeating pattern of scandals, many of which are entirely avoidable.

by   |   August 15, 2019

Law Enforcement Slow to Adopt Cannabis Testing Technology

Equipment to measure the presence of THC in individuals exists, but both the police and the public remain critical of their implementation in Michigan.

by   |   July 29, 2019

Quality Assurance Across the Cannabis Supply Chain

Cree Crawford, President of Ionization Labs, discusses the importance for quality testing throughout the cannabis supply chain.

by   |   June 17, 2019

tCheck Puts High Tech in Small Package

A Tech Moment interview with the makers of tCheck, a handheld spectrometer for cannabis potency testing.

by   |   June 03, 2019

Using Colorimetric Sensor Arrays for Cannabinoid Detection

A novel method for analyte detection shows promising applications for both cannabis and hemp markets.

by   |   May 29, 2019

Lab-Tested Cannabis Provides Consumer Safety

Molds, bacteria, pesticides, and heavy metals are just a few of the things lurking in some cannabis and hemp extracts.

by   |   May 23, 2019

Chemistry and Culture of Cannabis in Florida

EVIO Labs, the premier cannabis testing facility in Florida, provides a rare behind-the-scenes tour to Cannabis Tech writer, Tiffaney Schippert Conner.

by   |   February 11, 2019

Deciphering DNA for a Biological Blueprint

We spoke to Jackson Rowland, Founder, and CEO of Green Genomix, about DNA sequencing and decoding the varied effects of cannabis.

by   |   February 06, 2019

Cannabis Labs Differentiate as Competition Grows

The driving need for accurate and trustworthy cannabis testing has lead to some intriguing developments in the cannabis testing industry.

by   |   January 24, 2019

Safety First: Cannabis Testing Concerns

Varied cannabis testing requirements across the nation creates confusion and contaminated products.

by   |   December 27, 2018

What a Difference a Year Can Make: Braingrid, Past, Present, and Future

As Braingrid prepares to go public, we sat down with Michael Kadonoff to reflect on the year and predict the future.

by   |   November 21, 2018

DNA Mapping for Safe Cannabis Consumption

DNA sequencing helps millions of people every year learn of their ancestry, as well as, identify certain health risks based on their genetic code. But DNA for cannabis? One Canadian company is changing the future of cannabis.

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   |   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   |   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.