Leaders in Cannabis Formulations: Part 4

In this series of articles, Aaron Green sits down and interviews industry scientists and executives leading cannabis formulation companies. In Part 4, Green chats with Austin Stevenson, chief innovation officer at Vertosa, a cannabis infused ingredients company, to learn more about their solution and challenges in cannabis beverage testing.

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From CBD to THCV: Clinical Trials & ECS Brands

ECS Brands has received support from the NIH and guidance from the Mayo Clinic to assess THCV in clinical trials. In this article, Aaron Green interviews Arthur Jaffee, Founder & CEO of ECS Brands to learn more about their recent clinical safety trial involving cannabinoids.

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Cannabis Recalls: Lessons Learned After Three Years of Canadian Legalization

Many of the leading causes for cannabis recalls in Canada since legalization can be avoided with production and quality controls to reduce labelling errors and prevent product contamination.

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bioMérieux Gets AOAC Approval for PCR Detection of STEC and Salmonella in Cannabis

According to a press release, bioMérieux has achieved the first ever AOAC International approval for PCR Multiplex Detection of STEC and Salmonella in cannabis flower for their GENE-UP® PRO STEC/Salmonella Assay.

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Solvent Remediation – The Last Step for Safe, Clean Hemp Extraction

But buyer beware; it’s also an easy step to skip. Removing unwanted solvents from final products is a must in delivering safe and clean products to consumers.

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Recent Developments in Cannabis Vaping Product Safety – A Q&A with Corey Mangold, CEO of PurTec Delivery Systems

PurTec Delivery Systems recently announced a vaping hardware safety platform called PurGuard, which enables vaping consumption tracking and age validation. In this article, Aaron Green interviews Corey Mangold, CEO and founder of PurTec Delivery Systems, to learn more about vaping safety and the PurGuard technology.

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Cannabis Manufacturing Considerations: From Raw Materials to Finished Goods

Facility design and construction is a complex task to tackle when building a new manufacturing facility. In this piece, Kathleen May and David Vaillencourt detail the most important considerations when it comes to building a facility, from raw materials and utilities to process flow and further expansion.

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Colorado to Bolster Hemp Testing Rules, Rollout Delayed

Earlier this year, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) announced a plan to introduce new testing rules for the state’s hemp industry, including residual solvents, heavy metals and pesticide analyses. While the rollout has been delayed to 2022, regulators are allowing hemp companies to work with out-of-state labs to prevent a lab testing bottleneck while they bring everyone up to speed.

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ACS Laboratory Launches Tested Safe Certified Seal Program

The Florida-based cannabis lab testing company announced the roll out of their proprietary “Tested Safe Certified Seal” program, which gives products that pass compliance testing a symbol on their label to bolster consumer trust.

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Kaycha Labs Joins NIST’s CannaQAP

The Florida-based cannabis testing laboratory announced their successful participation in NIST’s cannabis quality assurance program (CannaQAP) as part of their effort to promote industry standardization.

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