Cannabis Testing & Analysis - Bridging the Gaps to Advance Research in the Cannabis Industry
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  July 30, 2019  
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    KeysightBridging the Gaps to Advance Research in the Cannabis Industry
 
The cannabis industry is changing every year, and we're seeing more acceptance of the industry over time. It is unfortunate in the US, given the federal scheduling and status of cannabis, it is a Schedule 1 drug, making it difficult to advance in things like cannabis research.
 
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   Does Cannabis Consumption Alter Neuropsychological Function?Does Cannabis Consumption Alter Neuropsychological Function?
 
Long-term cannabis use may affect the production of the liprin-α-2 protein, which is involved in the maintenance of neuronal synapses in the brain.
 
 A Breathalyzer for Cannabinoids?
 
A Breathalyzer for Cannabinoids?With the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana, there has been a rise in the use of cannabinoid products and thus, increased demand for techniques that can measure the levels of cannabinoids in the human body. Just as alcohol is measured using a breathalyzer, law enforcement officers also want to measure the levels of cannabinoids in the breath.
 
 
 How Much CBD and THC Enters the Bloodstream?
 
How Much CBD and THC Enters the Bloodstream?The rise in cannabis use has led to a number of online shops offering cannabinoid products, including cannabidiol (CBD), that have not undergone diligent pre-clinical and clinical testing. In response, scientists have developed an assay to measure the concentration of cannabinoids in human blood plasma during the use of cannabinoid-containing products.
 
 
 Cannabis ingredient shows promise as potential antibiotic for superbugs
 
Cannabis ingredient shows promise as potential antibiotic for superbugsResearchers at the University of Queensland have found that a topical formulation containing cannabidiol (CBD) is effective at killing bacterial skin infections and could form the basis of a new drug.
 
 
 Research on cannabis use in women limited, finds new study
 
Research on cannabis use in women limited, finds new studyA new study from the University of York shows that research into the association of psychosis with cannabis focuses almost completely on men users, significantly limiting our knowledge of the drug’s effects on human health.
 
 
 Researchers harness the pain-relieving properties of cannabis to develop new pain killers
 
Researchers harness the pain-relieving properties of cannabis to develop new pain killersResearchers at the University of Guelph have uncovered how the cannabis plant produces pain-relieving molecules that are thirty times more effective at reducing inflammation than aspirin. Tariq Akhtar and colleagues hope the discovery will lead to the development of naturally-derived drugs that will provide potent pain relief, without causing problematic side effects and addiction.