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“Vancouver Delic Corp. and Delic Labs are currently conducting research into psilocybin, or magic mushrooms, which has shown promise as an alternative therapy for various mental health issues…”

“Chemistry is an interesting field as it is concerned with the changes of molecules. Vape pens cause the oil to heat up although it doesn’t always boil or burn. Instead the oil will change…”

“The FTIR spectroscopy technique has long been used to analyze complex spectra and matrices using chemometric methodology. Unique chemical signatures from each compound are used to develop…”

“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…”

Delic Labs will be an integral pillar of the Delic ecosystem and will produce evidence-based psilocybin and cannabis treatments in innovative product forms, providing great benefits for those suffering from…”

“The poisonous chemical components of molds found in crops like cannabis, wheat, rice, and corn are called mycotoxins. A few hundred mycotoxins exist, and they are difficult to detect in their naturally complex fungal…”

“Dr. Roggen discusses the importance of understanding psilocybin’s chemistry, getting licensed to research psilocybin by Health Canada, and the similarities and differences of cannabis vs. psilocybin…”

“The conversion of CBD to delta-8 THC is not perfectly clean if conditions are imprecise. There can be CBD left over or some delta-9 THC intermediate. Speaking of testing protocols, distinguishing between delta-9…”

“Dr. Eric Janusson is an analytical organometallic chemist specializing in real-time methods for the quantification and characterization of sensitive chemical intermediates. A long-time resident of…”

“The firm specializes in highly restricted, underresearched botanicals like cannabis and recently obtained a license to work with psilocybin from psychedelic mushrooms. CEO Markus Roggen, an organic chemist who…”

“CBDV has shown they have the foresight to see what is needed in industries before it is normal practice. We expect to see the same professional expertise they show in cannabis, in this new psychedelic industry…”

“Cannabis vaping is gaining in popularity, particularly among the younger demographic of cannabis consumers. But as vaping rates increase, so too do concerns over whether the products are being tested…”

“Unadulterated cannabis concentrates can contain unknown substances depending on how they were produced. One compound that recently appeared is known as Delta-10-THC, an almost entirely…”

“A thorough cannabis product development process goes far beyond extracting and packaging. Performing advanced analytical testing at each and every stage allows producers to know the quantity…”

“Active cannabinoids are normally formed from acidic ones through a process known as decarboxylation. That is when the acid group falls off of the THCa molecule and leaves behind active THC…”

“After 56 years, an isomer of THC, Delta-10-THC, was identified in cannabis extract for the first time. But, how many different variations and isomers of THC are truly in cannabis, and how many more can…”

“Joining forces with CBDV is a foundational transaction for DELIC. Science and research is the backbone of the psychedelic renaissance and adding the talent, know-how and expertise of CBDV will bear…”

“One could think of cannabis or hemp concentrates in a similar light. Whether ethanol, butane, or supercritical CO2 extraction, the goals of these extraction techniques are the same – to gain access and harvest…”

CBDV uses industry-leading instrumentation and chemical expertise to analyze cannabis material with more in-depth analysis and technology than basic compliance testing laboratories…”

“We spoke with CLN’s contributing scientist, Dr. Markus Roggen, to gain a more precise understanding of cannabis labelling. We were surprised to learn the involvement behind interpreting a THC quantity…”

“Health Canada has granted a Section 56 exemption allowing the Company to develop new analytical methods for psilocybin mushrooms and study their metabolites. CBDV will develop analytical methods for psilocybin…”

“CBDV developed an extraction optimization process and have accumulated a large and diverse database of cannabis extraction runs. This database has allowed the data scientists’ team at CBDV to…”

“Compliance testing is designed to ensure safety, and for good reason, but it is currently insufficient at determining the quality, consistency and process improvements. As the above factors are necessary for…”

“Cannabis legalization in Canada was celebrated with botched attempts to write various new laws. It was a rough ride bearing witness as our justice and health departments struggled to make up rules…”

“This article will detail our investigations into engineering the best pre-roll. We focus on cannabis milling, particle size and packing density for the perfect pre-roll. And we give some tips and tricks of how to scale…”

“Tetrahydrocannabinol acid (THCA) and cannabidiol acid (CBDA), the two crucial organic components in cannabis and hemp, decarboxylate at different rates to their more active neutral forms. Theoretical calculations are used…”

“Data analytics in sports was once a new, experimental concept before it was embraced. In the cannabis market, data analytics is a relatively new tool in our arsenal that can vastly improve our understanding of extraction…”

“Markus tells us about his slightly reluctant entry into the industry, the maddening inefficiencies in current extraction protocols, and his mission to put solid science at the heart of the industry…”

“Full analyses of formed aerosols are key to gain a greater understanding of vaporizer use and have recently been developed in our research laboratory at CBDV. The technique of smoke analysis…”

“One aspect of extraction we found intriguing to study early on was the particle size of cannabis flower, and what effect it might have on the extraction of cannabinoids and terpenes…”

“The spectacular rise and crash of the Canadian cannabis stock market has been painful to watch, let alone to experience as an industry insider. The hype around the market has vanished…”

“Products based on cannabis extracts are the fastest growing segments in the market. The demand for more cannabis extracts is constantly growing and so is the price pressure…”

“Cannabis use dates back to as early as 2700 BCE, where the Chinese Emperor Shen Nung drank it as a tea for its medicinal properties. Over the years, historical evidence of…”

“The Fritsch Pulverisette 19 is utilized to finely mill cannabis plant material in preparation for SFE processes. The efficient and precise reduction in particle size optimizes oil…”

“Interest in the ability of terpenes to influence the flavours, aromas, and potentially therapeutic effects of cannabis products is growing. This leads to more and more companies offer …”

“The legal and regulated cannabis industry is a very recent development in the United States. Therefore, regulations, oversight, and enforcement have not yet conformed to the…”

“The cannabis industry is still finding its footing, but Big Pharma and Big Ag have already figured out how to handle contaminants in the production process. In pharmaceutical production, toxic heavy metals…”

“During our work in process optimization of cannabis production, we noticed a rate difference of decarboxylation for tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA) and cannabidiolic acid (CBDA)…”

“The smoke color, either white or black, was controlled originally by burning dry (white) or damp (black) straw. Today additives are used to control the smoke color: Black smoke is achieved by including…”

“Based on all available data, I assumed that evaporating ethanol from a cannabis oil/ethanol solution would result in terpene loss. As it turns out, it doesn’t. There are so many beliefs and assumptions about cannabis…”

“My focus is on the required output! If the local regulations only allow ethanol extraction, then this is the best solvent to use. If the concentrate product is focused on solventless connoisseurs, rosin press or…”

“Cannabis quality control laboratory technicians and extraction manufacturing staff have difficulty predicting the optimal reaction time and temperature to attain maximum decarboxylation…”

“Cannabis has a long history of half-truths, incomplete data and criminalization. What it does not have is a track record of peer-reviewed research, industry expertise and collaboration between the private…”

“​Cannabis extraction has a dark history of burned-down apartment buildings, exploded cabins, toxic byproducts in extracts, and oils of questionable quality. With a maturing industry that is stepping out…”

“​Right now, “clear” oil is hot. Customers have been led to believe that a pale gold extract is synonymous with the best possible cannabis concentrate, which is not necessarily the case…”

“Cannabis product acceptance is rising and the customer base is ever expanding. But there is one tiny detail that we are missing on our products that virtually every food, dietary supplement or medication has tucked away…”

Podcasts

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Lectures

Cannabis Extraction Conference 2021

CANN Journal Club 2021

Analytical Cannabis & Agilent Webinar 2021

Cannabis Labs Virtual Conference 2021

MjBiz Webinar 2021

ElSohley Award Lecture 2020

LabRoots 2019