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.
QuEChERS is introduced to the discipline of forensic testing as a viable method for the extraction of pesticides and cannabinoids in various complex sample matrices
Rapid Determination of 24 Synthetic and Natural Cannabinoids for LC–MS-MS Screening in Natural Products and Drug Inspection Applications
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.
An interview with Sue Sisley
An interview with Uma Dhanabalan
An interview with Jeffrey C. Raber
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.
On Nov. 1, 2017, FDA announced that it issued warning letters to four companies illegally selling products online that claim to prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure cancer without evidence to support these statements.
Efficient synthesis of complex cannabinoids is possible while avoiding marijuana cultivation.
On Feb. 7, 2017 GW Pharmaceuticals announced the results from a small Phase II study with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) in 21 patients with recurrent glioblastoma multiforme (GBM).