Many U.S. states and Canada have legalized medicinal and recreational marijuana, which has increased consumer demand for cannabis and cannabis-infused products. With respect to regulations in the U.S., there is little harmonization between the federal and state governments. Therefore, it has been left to the states, which has created a disparate mosaic of laws across the nation.
To meet regulatory requirements, cannabis and hemp products require numerous safety tests. Among the necessary tests for these products is the analysis of heavy metals, such as arsenic, cadmium, mercury, and lead.
Wiley has partnered with Agilent Technologies to bring together a special collection of articles detailing testing methods for determining heavy metals in cannabis and hemp products. This important resource features articles from Agilent Technologies and Wiley publications, including Food Quality & Safety.
In this collection, you’ll read about:
- Testing methods to ensure the safety of cannabis-infused foods and beverages.
- The potential of hemp for paired phytoremediation and bioenergy production.
- The challenges of cannabinoid potency testing.
- The current potency trends for THC and other cannabinoids in cannabis.
- Heavy metals testing method using ICP-MS, approved by AOAC.
- Determination of heavy metals in cannabis and hemp products following the AOAC method for ICP-MS.
We think this series of essential articles will help you produce high-quality and safe products that meet consumer expectations.