Cover Story |  Volume 1 - Issue 1  |  June 2020

Managing A Cannabis Lab

How to survive the challenges of the cannabis testing industry

Sections

Business Management

Managing a Cannabis Lab

Managing a Cannabis Lab

How to survive the challenges of the cannabis testing industry

Navigating Regulations in the Cannabis Industry: Hitting a Moving Target

Navigating Regulations in the Cannabis Industry: Hitting a Moving Target

Knowledge of local laws and adhering to compliance procedures help ensure best practices

Pre-Owned Equipment is An Affordable Option for Cannabis Testing Labs

Pre-Owned Equipment is An Affordable Option for Cannabis Testing Labs

With a few considerations, purchasing pre-owned equipment helps budgets go further

In Focus

Entering the Cannabis Quality Control Laboratory Space

Entering the Cannabis Quality Control Laboratory Space

The right instrumentation and careful planning can help new QC laboratories achieve success

Lab Design and Furnishings

Designing a Cannabis Lab

Designing a Cannabis Lab

Developing a facility for cannabis testing and research is not an easy undertaking

INSIGHTS

The History of Medical Cannabis

The History of Medical Cannabis

Exploring cannabis as a medicine from its ancient origins to present day

Genetic Testing is Key for Successful Cannabis Engineering, Production, and Purchasing

Genetic Testing is Key for Successful Cannabis Engineering, Production, and Purchasing

Scientists are getting closer than ever to linking genotype and phenotype—with significant implications for the industry

Could Cannabis Be an Effective Treatment for COVID-19?

Could Cannabis Be an Effective Treatment for COVID-19?

Researchers around the world are exploring how cannabis could treat or prevent COVID-19, but the results are too early to be definitive

Leadership and Staffing

Hiring, Screening, and Training for the Cannabis Laboratory

Hiring, Screening, and Training for the Cannabis Laboratory

In a maturing market, qualifications and expectations are rapidly increasing

Lab Health and Safety

Cannabis Extraction Essentials

Cannabis Extraction Essentials

Rules and tips for safe extractions in the lab

Ask the Expert

THC Testing in Cannabis and Hemp

THC Testing in Cannabis and Hemp

Scientific technology editor Michelle Dotzert speaks with Ellen Parkin, quality assurance officer at Juniper Analytics, LLC

Product Focus

The Growing Market for Cannabis Extraction

The Growing Market for Cannabis Extraction

From alcohol to carbon dioxide, a range of techniques support this expanding market

Cannabis Reference Standards

Cannabis Reference Standards

Overcoming Labryinthine US Regulations

Developing a Standard for Cannabis Sample Prep in Quality Control Testing

Developing a Standard for Cannabis Sample Prep in Quality Control Testing

Cannabis has become a legitimized global retail marketplace, projected to reach $146 billion by 2025

LIMS: Configurability for Complex Product Streams

LIMS: Configurability for Complex Product Streams

Since cannabis testing labs ultimately answer to lawmakers and bureaucrats, regulation drives LIMS adoption

How it Works

Maximize Yields and Product Integrity

Maximize Yields and Product Integrity

PC 3004 Vario Select whisper-quiet pump precisely controls vacuum level

Products in Action

PRO Scientific Cannabis Homogenizer/Emulsifier

PRO Scientific Cannabis Homogenizer/Emulsifier

PRO homogenizers and generator probes are precision designed to provide reliable, reproducible results