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Rethinking Microbial Screening

Rethinking Microbial Screening

In the current method of microbial screening, the current microbial bioburden limits for total aerobic bacteria and total yeast and mold on cannabis in Nevada are too restrictive for those growers whose use of beneficial microbes is in compliance with the Nevada Department of Agriculture’s current acceptable list of pesticides. Therefore, the use of certain […]

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All Cannabis Use Is Medicinal

All Cannabis Use Is Medicinal

All Cannabis Use is Medicinal. Even if the user misidentified it as ‘recreational.’ The medical cannabis movement is sweeping through the nation with such momentum that even conservative legislators are evolving to see the benefits.  All cannabis use appears imminent west of Colorado and north of Virginia while medical cannabis is plowing through the South.  This is exciting […]

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Is Cannabis an Emerging Allergen?

Is Cannabis an Emerging Allergen?

Although not routinely reported, exposure to cannabis can lead to allergic reactions in certain individuals. An increased observation of cannabis allergic reactions is just one more unanticipated consequence of marijuana legalization and subsequent widespread cultivation across the country. Marijuana, like other plant allergens with peanuts topping the list, can cause a range of allergic reactions […]

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Finding Truth In Chromatography

Finding Truth In Chromatography

It takes a good amount of time and effort for an analytical chemist to develop a robust method to separate cannabinoids on an HPLC column as there are at least 104 different cannabinoids that have been isolated from the cannabis plant.  Many of these cannabinoids are similar in structure and only differ in their cyclical […]

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Dr. Orser’s Viewpoint | Flavanoids

Dr. Orser’s Viewpoint | Flavanoids

13 April 2015 Flavonoids   The word flavonoid comes from the Latin word for yellow and that gives us a clue as to their role in plants. Flavonoids are a category of plant secondary metabolites found in cannabis as well as most plants to some degree, fulfilling a wide array of functions including as the […]

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Dr. Orser’s Viewpoint | What is Synergy?

Dr. Orser’s Viewpoint | What is Synergy?

  06 April 2015 What is Synergy? The chemical profile of Cannabis sativa contains 100s of active secondary metabolites. There is strong evidence that these secondary compounds in cannabis enhance the beneficial effects of the major cannabinoid, THC. The secondary compounds in cannabis can reduce negative side effects of THC, such as, anxiety, cholinergic deficits […]

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