Ethics Over Profits: Honest Lab Tests
In a currently unregulated world of CBD, many companies are cashing in… but at whose expense?
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.
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.
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.