How Cannabis Led Us to Psilocybin Research
Sometimes, cannabis is a gateway drug—and in the case of chemical research, that might not be a bad thing. Our research with cannabis served as a training ground to get us ready to work with psilocybin mushrooms.
As different cannabis products have differing potency levels, knowing the potency of a product is important for determining the correct dosage. Currently, chromatography is used for potency testing of cannabis products. We teamed up with Agilent to show that FTIR spectroscopy can also be used to further enhance these testing processes.