Cannabis Analysis - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128156841

Cannabis Analysis

1st Edition

Methods and Techniques for a Growing Industry

Editors: Tyler Smith Douglas Rennie
Paperback ISBN: 9780128156841
Imprint: Academic Press and AOCS Press
Published Date: 1st December 2029
Page Count: 235
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Cannabis Analysis: Methods and Techniques for a Growing Industry focuses on the need for the scientific, therapeutic and economic expansion of the cannabis industry and the accurate analysis of composition and contaminants. While there is an extensive body of scientific work focused on analytical methodologies for cannabinoid compounds, the bulk of the literature is devoted to forensics and analysis for law enforcement purposes. This marks the first analytical book to address these challenges that uses a focused and scientific approach. A sheer lack of uniformity in the industry poses risks and challenges for patients, growers and state agencies tasked with overseeing cannabis laws.

Written by academics and professionals whose work focuses on cannabis and its properties, this book serves as the reference standard for analytical methods in the cannabis industry.

Key Features

  • Describes the challenges associated with analyzing cannabis products, from preparing samples, to accurately quantifying components
  • Presents methods and techniques for analyzing active components and contaminants and the state-of-the-art in cannabis analysis
  • Includes future directions for analytical methods


Analytical testing laboratories cannabis testing and compliance services; Analytical instrument companies which serve or want to expand into the cannabis industry; State agencies involved in cannabis compliance; Cannabis growers, providers, and processors; Cannabis industry consultants; Academic researchers interested in cannabis science

Table of Contents

I. Introduction: The Rational for Cannabis Analysis – Tyler Smith, White Buffalo Labs
II. II. Analytical Sample Preparation: The Challenge of Gummy Bears and Other Complex Matrices – Amanda Rigdon, Emerald Scientific
III. III. Calibration: Overcoming the Challenge of Analytical Standards in a Semi-Legal Industry – TBD (Emerald Scientific, Sigma Aldrich)
IV. IV. Potency Testing: Analysis of Cannabinoids – TBD (Waters Corporation, PerkinElmer, Restek)
V. V. Terpene Analysis – Adam D. Richardson, Aegis Biosciences
VI. VI. Pesticides: Looking for Needles in the Haystack – Scott Kuzdzal, Shimadzu
VII. VII. Microbiological Testing– Lanny Smith, VICAM
VIII. VIII. Other Contaminants in Cannabis Products (Heavy Metals, Extraction Solvents, etc) - TBD
IX. IX. Genomic Testing for Strain Selection and Optimization – Mowgli Holmes, Phylos Bioscience (and/or Steep Hill Labs)
X. X. The Future of Cannabis Analysis – Christopher Hudalla, ProVerde Laboratories


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About the Editor

Tyler Smith

After receiving his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Montana in 2008, Tyler helped launch Rivertop Renewables, a renewable chemicals start-up company located in Missoula, MT. Tyler now serves as Rivertop’s Vice President of Research and Development. Tyler is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Montana where he serves as a co-advisor for a Ph.D. student in the Material Science program. He also serves as the Vice Chair of the Montana chapter of the American Chemistry Society (ACS). Tyler also serves as a board member for the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) and is an active member of the American Oil Chemists Society (AOCS).

Affiliations and Expertise

Founder and CEO, White Buffalo Laboratories, Missoula, MT, VP Research and Development, Rivertop Renewables, Missoula, MT and Adjunct Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Montana, Missoula, MT, USA

Douglas Rennie

Affiliations and Expertise

American Oil Chemists Society, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA

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