ICP-MS generally has the highest sensitivity, which can determine more than 70 different elements in a minute.
The partnership essentially means AHPA will help develop cannabis standards with technical contributions and regulatory recommendations.
Some think the proposed set of draft rules, if they become enforced, would create unnecessary burden on the market, raising prices and limiting availability.
Because terpenes are somewhat volatile, the Restek team recommends using gas chromatography and advises against using HPLC for terpene analysis.
The proposed cannabis lab testing regulations set a licensing scheme and regulatory framework that requires microbiological, water activity, pesticides, residual solvent, heavy metal testing and more.
Headspace is the most common analytical technique for efficiently removing the residual solvents from the complex cannabis extract matrix.
Perry Johnson also determined The Emerald Test meets their audit criteria for accreditation.
Even though cannabis is legal in Massachusetts, dispensaries cannot transport it to or from Martha’s Vineyard because the waters are under federal jurisdiction.
A nine-pound batch of cannabis, some of which was sold to 31 recreational customers, was recalled due to failed pesticide tests.
Shimadzu says their cannabis-specific HPLC can be used by someone with little experience, yielding results in as little as 8 minutes.