Cannabidiol (CBD)

Using Compact Mass Spectrometry for Detection and Quantification of Cannabis-Related Compounds

Feb 27, 2018

Compact mass spectrometry, in combination with suitable sample introduction techniques—such as the atmospheric solids analysis probe, thin-layer chromatography, and classical liquid chromatography techniques—can be used effectively for the detection and quantification of cannabinoids and pesticides in cannabis-related material and contraband.

Rapid Determination of 24 Synthetic and Natural Cannabinoids for LC–MS-MS Screening in Natural Products and Drug Inspection Applications

Feb 26, 2018

Other techniques for monitoring cannabinoids, such as GC–MS and LC–MS, are limited to screening known species and are therefore always one step behind the designer drug market—where new, previously unknown variations of analogs of cannabinoids are constantly being synthesized. The method presented here addresses this problem by providing accurate masses for all detected species, thus allowing postanalysis identification of initially untargeted compounds.

Monitoring Medical Cannabis

Jan 26, 2018

Giuseppe Cannazza and Cinzia Citti from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia discuss the growing interest in the use of medicinal cannabis in Europe and the analytical challenges involved.

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