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Random Sampling Cannabis Testing

Analysis and Testing

Most laboratory cannabis analytical tests destroy the material that is being tested. This is due to the decomposition and fractionation that is necessary in order to perform them. For cannabis food and beverage products, this might include the quantification of such things as caloric content, protein composition, mineral and vitamin levels, and checking for a…

Are Cannabis Testing Labs Created Equal?

A look at the benefits and pitfalls of cannabis testing, and the beneficence and competitiveness of the cannabis supply chain. Whether we are eating Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) potato chips or organic apples from a local orchard, it is understood that humans have a right to know what it is they are consuming, even if…

Workplace Drug Policy Updates: Just Say Yes

As more states legalize marijuana, and opioid abuse reaches crisis proportions, it’s a good time to revisit – and perhaps revise – your workplace policies on drug use and testing. Although marijuana is still against federal law, states have permitted the drug for medicinal purposes and others also allow – or soon will allow –…

California Employers Testing for Cannabis?

Recreational marijuana sales in California started in January, causing many employers in the state to re-evaluate their substance-abuse and drug-testing policies. But the rules governing marijuana and the workplace haven’t really changed…yet. Employers should note that they don’t have to tolerate on-the-job marijuana consumption or intoxication. They should think about recreational marijuana like alcohol. California provides…

Employers Increasingly Drop Marijuana Testing

Employers should think twice before drug-testing every job applicant since workers’ state-law rights for marijuana use are quickly on the rise. Marijuana use by adults in the U.S. almost doubled between 1984 and 2015, it remains illegal under federal law, yet there is a “march toward legality” across the country under state law, a conflict that is…

Cannabis Testing & Sampling Preparation

It has become apparent in various cannabis testing facilities and various laboratories (some dealing with cannabis, others engaging in microbial and/or analytical chemistry) that sample preparation is probably the least understood aspect in a laboratory. The purpose of both cannabis sampling and sample preparation for analytical purposes is to map the results to the real…

Cannabis Analysis and Testing

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For many years, the only way that cannabis users could know the potency of the bud they bought was to burn one down, and that method was subjective at best. Medical marijuana has become commonplace in many US states, and with that came a new trend of potency testing cannabis. It is not uncommon to walk…