Variation in Cannabis Testing Challenges a Young Industry
Variation in Cannabis Testing Challenges a Young Industry
The US lacks standardized methods to assess products for potency and safety. That’s a big problem for the labs tasked with doing the testing.
Variation in Cannabis Testing Challenges a Young Industry
Variation in Cannabis Testing Challenges a Young Industry

The US lacks standardized methods to assess products for potency and safety. That’s a big problem for the labs tasked with doing the testing.

The US lacks standardized methods to assess products for potency and safety. That’s a big problem for the labs tasked with doing the testing.

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Human Testicles Contain Endocannabinoid System Components
Human Testicles Contain Endocannabinoid System Components
Ruth Williams | Sep 19, 2019
Proteins that synthesize, bind, and degrade endocannabinoids are present in the body’s sperm factories, suggesting that the use of cannabis may directly affect them.
Ancient Wooden Pots from China Contain Cannabis Residue
Ancient Wooden Pots from China Contain Cannabis Residue
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 12, 2019
A brazier and charred stones, thought to be part of burial ceremonies, preserve signs that people used the drug thousands of years ago.
Rediscovering Cannabis: The Pan-Cannabis Genome Project
Rediscovering Cannabis: The Pan-Cannabis Genome Project
Medicinal Genomics | May 8, 2019
Whether due to a changing regulatory climate, positive results from early clinical trials, or simply a desire to untangle cannabis’s mythology, scientists have rediscovered cannabis after ignoring it for decades. Find out how a plant's genetic signature translates into a compound profile!
Yeast Engineered to Make Cannabinoids
Yeast Engineered to Make Cannabinoids
Kerry Grens | Feb 27, 2019
Genes inserted into the yeast genome produce the compounds CBD and THC in the microbes.
Infographic: How Exposure to Cannabis in Utero Affects Development
Infographic: How Exposure to Cannabis in Utero Affects Development
Andrew Scheyer | Dec 31, 2018
Rodent and human studies have revealed a multitude of effects starting during gestation and lasting into adulthood.
How K2 and Other Synthetic Cannabinoids Got Their Start in the Lab
How K2 and Other Synthetic Cannabinoids Got Their Start in the Lab
Ashley Yeager | Nov 27, 2018
Originally intended for basic neuroscience research, the drugs were ultimately hijacked for illicit recreational use.
Cannabinoid Exposure During Adolescence Disrupts Neural Regulation
Cannabinoid Exposure During Adolescence Disrupts Neural Regulation
Jef Akst | Nov 6, 2018
Young rats injected with a synthetic cannabinoid have more of the brain’s motivating dopaminergic signaling and fewer numbers of inhibitory neurons than controls.
Fetal Marijuana Exposure Stunts Rat Cognitive Performance
Fetal Marijuana Exposure Stunts Rat Cognitive Performance
Jef Akst | Nov 5, 2018
Offspring of rats exposed to vaporized cannabis had difficulty switching strategies to get a sugar reward, according to a study presented at the Society for Neuroscience conference.

Drug Approval Could Boost Research on Marijuana Treatment for Autism
Drug Approval Could Boost Research on Marijuana Treatment for Autism
Jessica Wright | Aug 17, 2018
Epidiolex, a cannabis-derived medicine for epilepsy, will prompt federal regulatory changes that could crack open access to study the plant.