In many ways, major Cannabis companies are like pharmaceutical companies. They produce and sell products used for medicinal purposes, and their main pages have statements on how science is the most important thing in their work. We looked at 10 major pharmaceutical companies, and 10 major cannabis companies, and compared what positions they had for scientists, and their R&D spending. Unlike pharmaceutical companies, cannabis companies rarely have any scientists in the executive suites. Further, R&D spending from most of the cannabis companies we looked at was below 5% of their annual income (less than many agricultural companies), indicating these companies are not putting their money where their mouth is.
The original article can be found at: Cannabis Industry Journal
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.