Editorial Article: Top 10 Medicinal Cannabis Downloads for Analytical Scientists

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31 Oct 2017

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Due to increasing legalization, more and more potential applications and treatments using cannabis are being discovered. In this article find the top 10 medicinal cannabis downloads SelectScience has to offer. Find more downloads, expert interviews and videos by visiting our Medicinal Cannabis Special Feature.


  1. Potency Testing in Cannabis Extracts Using a High-Sensitivity Method

This application note presents a high sensitivity HPLC method for determining the potency of cannabis extracts with the Shimadzu Cannabis Analyzer for Potency. In recreational marijuana, the psychoactive cannabinoid THC is of primary interest, while in medicinal cannabis high levels of CBD and low levels of THC are desirable. The CBD/THC ratio is highly important for medical personnel prescribing cannabis for medicinal purposes.


  1. Analysis of Pesticide Residues, Mycotoxins and Potency in Cannabis using QuEChERS Extraction, ChloroFiltr® dSPE Cleanup and LC-MS/MS

Download this application note for a QuEChERS method for analyzing pesticides, mycotoxins and cannabinoids in cannabis extracts. The combination of these three analyses saves time, sample volume and overall cost. This simple method will be beneficial for any research facility wanting to implement regulatory testing.


  1. Separation of Cannabinoids for Clinical Use

Separating cannabinoids is an important process that is necessary for clinical studies. In this method, the cannabinoids THC, THCA and CBD are extracted and collected separately using a PrepChrom C-700 system. Separating and making cannabinoids water soluble enables use of aqueous solvents that offer inherent economic and ecologic advantages over common organic solvents.


  1. Do Nematode Worms get the Munchies? – Investigating if the Endogenous Cannabinoid Anandamide Causes Hyperphagia in C. elegans

Cannabinoids mimic endocannabinoids which are signaling molecules used by the brain to regulate a number of processes. In this application note, NemaMetrix’s ScreenChip is used to test the hypothesis that the endocannabinoid anandamide, which is mimicked by THC, produces hyperphagia (increased motivation to eat) in C. elegans.  


  1. Potency and Pesticide Content in Medical vs. Recreational Marijuana

With the legalization of medicinal and recreational cannabis across a number of states in the US, both forensic and toxicology laboratories are looking for fast, reliable methods to determine the potency of cannabis and screen for pesticides. Read this application note to learn an effective hybrid QuEChERS method suitable for utilization in a medico-legal setting.


  1. Simplified Cannabis Terpene Profiling by GCMS

Terpenes and terpenoid compounds are naturally occurring compounds that give cannabis its unique fragrance. These compounds also have advantageous health benefits and have a synergistic relationship with cannabinoids, enhancing the therapeutic effect of medicinal cannabis. Terpene levels in cannabis decrease over time, leading to different batches of the drug having unique terpene fingerprints. This application note describes the analysis of several batches of cannabis for terpenes using GC-MS.


  1. Cannabis and Botanical Products: Science, Regulation, and Quality Management

Read this white paper to learn about the history, modern uses of, and regulations controlling cannabis and general botanicals in the US, as well as methods to improve botanical product quality through specialized equipment. Product quality is directly dependent on a consistent, repeatable manufacturing process to which proper laboratory equipment is absolutely essential. Ideal equipment for this application ensures plant or product isolation, contamination control, and proper air filtration.


  1. High-Quality Analysis of Pesticides in Cannabis Using Restek Equipment

As cannabis is a Schedule 1 drug in the US and is illegal on a federal level, medicinal cannabis patients have no safety assurances for their medication. Discover how a simple QuEChERS extraction approach with cartridge SPE cleanup, followed by GCxGC-TOFMS, can be used to accurately identify and quantify contaminants in cannabis extracts.


  1. Rich Extracts: THC Extraction and Botanical Research

Find out how a fully compliant cannabis extraction facility was set up in a converted office space on the second floor of a shared building, connected to other suites. Download this case study to read more about the unique challenges presented by this project and the solutions provided by Erlab to address them.


  1. Applied Industrial Rotavapor Solutions for Cannabis Products

With the chains on the highly-regulated cannabis market loosening worldwide, the demand for medical goods such as tablets, sprays and tinctures is increasing. With the increasing need for cannabis products, industrial scale production is even more necessary. Discover how the BUCHI industrial Rotoavapor® line has proven to be the ideal solution for multiple applications in the production of cannabinoids due to low investment and running costs.