In this op-ed, Dr. Roggen et al. propose a system for websites like Leafly that would allow its users to share revenue from their content and personal data, enabling a higher sense of trust, credibility and ultimately more value for every stakeholder involved. Using NFTs, they suggest consumers in the cannabis industry could generate a product and benefit from it too
The poisonous chemical components of molds found in crops like cannabis, wheat, rice, and corn are called mycotoxins. Mycotoxins are a huge problem in cannabis, but they are difficult to detect. Here we explain some of the analytical challenges of mycotoxin detection in cannabis and what is required moving forward.
In this written Q&A, 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 research. The interview also covers psilocybin’s growing prevalence and popularity, the unknowns that researchers hope to understand, and more!
The 2018 Farm bill legalized any cannabis and related products with less than 0.3% delta 9 THC, leaving a loophole for products with the intoxicating delta 8 THC, which is both naturally occurring and can be made from CBD. This has left those in the market wondering if delta 8 products will be a threat to those in the delta 9 market, or if it will be another opportunity.
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 unexplored form of THC. The cannabinoid has only been discovered after cannabis was highly processed, although it is touted as plant-derived by some companies. So, is delta-10-THC natural or synthetic?