Cannabis

Call for volunteers for AOAC Expert Review Panel for Microbial Contaminant Methods for Cannabis & Hemp

July 21, 2020

DEADLINE: Friday August 28, 2020. AOAC INTERNATIONAL (AOAC) is recruiting expert volunteers for the launching of an Expert Review Panel (ERP) for Microbial Contaminant Methods for Cannabis & Hemp to […]

Cannabis

Call for Comments: Draft Standard Method Performance Requirements (SMPR) for Hemp and Cannabis

July 9, 2020

DEADLINE: Extended to August 14, 2020. AOAC INTERNATIONAL (AOAC) announces the availability of the following draft Standard Method Performance Requirements®(SMPRs®) for public comment: Mycotoxin Screening Technique in Cannabis plant material […]

Cannabis

Call for Methods: Detection of Salmonella species in Cannabis and Cannabis Products

July 9, 2020

Objective AOAC INTERNATIONAL invites method authors and developers to submit relevant methods that may meet the Standard Method Performance Requirements (SMPR®) for Detection of Salmonella in Cannabis and Cannabis Products […]

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Call for Methods: Determination of Heavy Metals in a Variety of Cannabis and Cannabis-Derived Products

July 9, 2020

Objective AOAC INTERNATIONAL invites method authors and developers to submit relevant methods that may meet the Standard Method Performance Requirements (SMPR®) for Determination of Heavy Metals in a Variety of […]

Cannabis, Lab Proficiency Testing

Cannabis program new working group examining potential role for AOAC in proficiency testing

May 18, 2020

AOAC INTERNATIONAL is launching a new working group under the Cannabis Analytical Science Program (CASP). This new working group will focus on identifying areas in cannabis where laboratory proficiency testing […]

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High turnout for AOAC scientists’ webinar on hemp testing

April 30, 2020

On March 11, 2020, AOAC’s Cannabis Analytical Science Program Lead Scott Coates joined Dr. Holly Johnson, Chief Science Officer of the American Herbal Products Association, on a well-attended webcast, “Update […]

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AOAC scientists approve Official Method of Analysis for cannabinoids in hemp

April 22, 2020

Expert Review Panel approves an analytical method for detecting and measuring cannabinoids in hemp Rockville Maryland, April 23, 2020 – AOAC INTERNATIONAL announced today that a liquid chromatography–diode array detection […]

Cannabis, Midyear Meeting

Cannabis programming at the AOAC Midyear Meeting: Farm Bill, SMPRs, and Training & Education

March 27, 2020

Cannabis programming at the Midyear Meeting covered a lot of ground, with a presentation on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Domestic Hemp Program, followed by votes on Standard Method […]

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Audiocast: An expert discussion on vaping

March 20, 2020

Cutting through the haze of vaping: A Town Hall discussion 2020 AOAC INTERNATIONAL Midyear Meeting, March 9-13, 2020 Despite their ever-growing acceptance, relatively little work has been done to characterize […]

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Call for Methods: Methods for Quantitation of Cannabinoids in Edible Chocolate

March 11, 2020

AOAC INTERNATIONAL invites method authors and developers to submit relevant methods that may meet the AOAC Standard Method Performance Requirements® (SMPR®) for the Quantitation of Cannabinoids in Edible Chocolate (AOAC […]

Cannabis

Call for Comments: Draft Standard Method Performance Requirements (SMPR) for Hemp and Cannabis

February 12, 2020

DEADLINE: March 4, 2020. AOAC INTERNATIONAL (AOAC) announces the availability of a draft standard method performance requirements (SMPR®) for: Determination of Moisture in Hemp and Cannabis Plant Matter Detection of […]

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Call for Methods: Methods for Identification and Quantitation of Selected Pesticide Residues in Dry Cannabis Materials

January 23, 2020

AOAC INTERNATIONAL invites method authors and developers to submit relevant methods that may meet the AOAC Standard Method Performance RequirementsSM (SMPR®) for Identification and Quantitation of Selected Pesticide Residues in […]

Cannabis

New CASP working group to target analytical science knowledge gap in the cannabis industry

January 16, 2020

Updated May 14, 2020 In the past 10 years, as cannabis industry leaders have focused their energies on building new supply chains, the explosive market growth and expanding array of […]

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CASP news update – January 2020

January 16, 2020

At the AOAC Midyear Meeting in March, the CASP meeting will include a review and vote on the SMPRs currently in development, information on training and education, important talks from […]

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