Orange Photonics Introduces Terpenes+ Module in Portable Analyzer

Orange Photonics Introduces Terpenes+ Module in Portable Analyzer

Last week at the National Cannabis Industry Association’s (NCIA) Cannabis Business Summit, Orange Photonics unveiled their newest product added to their suite of testing instruments for quality assurance in the field. The Terpenes+ Module for the LightLab Cannabis Analyzer, which semi-quantitatively measures terpenes, Cannabichromene (CBC) and degraded THC, adds three new...

Posted on August 01, 2018Read More

5 Things You Can Do To Get the Most Value From Your Consultant

5 Things You Can Do To Get the Most Value From Your Consultant

I worked for about 18 years as a company employee in various levels from entry-level engineer to senior director. Since then I have spent over a decade as a consultant in the life science industry as the founder of Sebald Consulting. Presently, I also use consultants as CEO of GxPready!, a web based CMMS software company. Based on this experience, I have put together a top 5...

Posted on August 01, 2018Read More

2018 Food Safety Consortium

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Posted on July 30, 2018Read More

Quality Plans for Lab Services: Managing Risks as a Grower, Processor or Dispensary, Part 3

Editor’s Note: The views expressed in this article are the author’s opinions based on his experience working in the laboratory industry. This is an opinion piece in a series of articles designed to highlight the potential problems that clients may run into with labs.  In the last two articles, I discussed the laboratory’s first line of defense (e.g. certification or...

Posted on July 17, 2018Read More

Centrifugal Partition Chromatography Paves the Way for Safer, More Standardized Cannabidiol Drugs

Centrifugal Partition Chromatography Paves the Way for Safer, More Standardized Cannabidiol Drugs

Imagine this: you are taking medication for cancer pain. One day, it works perfectly. The next, you feel no relief. On some days, you need to take three doses just to get the same effect as one. Your doctor can’t be completely positive how much active ingredient each dose contains, so you decide for yourself how much medication to take. Doesn’t seem safe, right? It is...

Posted on July 17, 2018Read More

Food Safety: Do You Know What Is In Your Water?

Food Safety: Do You Know What Is In Your Water?

Water is essential for life and it is an important part of agriculture and food manufacturing. Water has many uses in the cannabis industry. Among the most common uses are irrigation, ingredient/product processing and cleaning processes. Water can be the carrier of pathogenic microorganisms and chemicals that can be transferred to food through agriculture and manufacturing...

Posted on July 17, 2018Read More

Collaborative Health Model to Advance Cannabis Research

The projected growth of the legal cannabis market is astounding. According to a report from BDS Analytics, the industry is expected to grow from $9.2B to $47.3B in 2027 in North America, with medical cannabis contributing 33% of that overall growth. While this number is impressive for an industry still in its infancy, I have reason to believe it can be much higher. In the...

Posted on July 11, 2018Read More

Which Safety Standards Work Best for the Cannabis Industry?

Which Safety Standards Work Best for the Cannabis Industry?

Now that governments are legalizing cannabis around the world, the question looms for cannabis businesses seeking legitimacy in the new industry: what safety standards should apply? This question is more difficult as different jurisdictions grapple with defining and implementing legal requirements and struggle to keep up with the pace of growth. For visionary cannabis...

Posted on July 11, 2018Read More

Quality Plans for Lab Services: Managing Risks as a Grower, Processor or Dispensary, Part 2

Editor’s Note: The views expressed in this article are the author’s opinions based on his experience working in the laboratory industry. This is an opinion piece in a series of articles designed to highlight the potential problems that clients may run into with labs.  In the previous article, I discussed the laboratory’s first line of defense (e.g....

Posted on June 19, 2018Read More

Designing the Perfect Cannabis Edible in California

Are you a product designer in the edible cannabis market? Well, you live at the intersection of the food and pharmaceutical industries and need to know both worlds, utilizing best-practice product development principles, regardless of which industry you are working in. In the cannabis industry, this means knowing your chemistry principles, food science, food safety, Good...

Posted on June 18, 2018Read More