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Cannabis Laboratory Fundamentals

Editors:

  • Applies strategies and tactics used by clinical diagnostic laboratories to cannabis testing laboratories, making it the first professional guide of its kind

  • Offers guidance from experienced cannabis laboratory operators on business planning, financial modeling, instrument selection and more to help new professionals avoid common mistakes

  • Goes beyond methodology to offer insight into the economics and regulation of the cannabis industry, as well as key operational challenges

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. Cannabis Safety Testing Laboratory Floor Planning and Design

    • James Jaeger, Navin Pathangay, Shaun R. Opie
    Pages 21-30
  3. Laboratory Safety from Site Selection to Daily Operation

    • Krista Harlan, Danielle Cadaret
    Pages 31-53
  4. Cannabis Laboratory Management: Staffing, Training and Quality

    • Robert D. Brodnick, William A. English, Maya Leonetti, Tyler B. Anthony
    Pages 101-130
  5. Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS)

    • Kyle Boyar, Andrew Pham, Shannon Swantek, Gary Ward, Gary Herman
    Pages 131-151
  6. Pesticide and Mycotoxin Detection and Quantitation

    • Anthony Macherone
    Pages 153-169
  7. Cannabinoid Detection and Quantitation

    • Anthony Macherone
    Pages 171-189
  8. Utilizing GC-MS and GC Instrumentation for Residual Solvents in Cannabis and Hemp

    • Bob Clifford, Nicole Lock, Richard Karbowski, Vikki Johnson, Andy Sandy, Leyda Lugo-Morales et al.
    Pages 191-222
  9. Quantitative Terpene Profiling from Cannabis Samples

    • Adam Floyd, Mike Tunis
    Pages 255-280
  10. Laboratory Safety and Compliance Testing for Microorganism Contamination in Marijuana

    • Patrick Bird, Nisha Corrigan, Renee Engle-Goodner, Benjamin A. Katchman, Jesse Miller, Shaun R. Opie
    Pages 281-318
  11. Back Matter

    Pages 319-325

About this book

Cannabis laboratory safety testing is a new investment opportunity within the emerging cannabis market that is distinct from cultivation, processing, distribution, and retail.  It is supported in every U.S. state to date that permits consumption by legislative requirements that medical and recreational/adult-use cannabis undergo laboratory testing.  This is facilitating a new route of entry into the cannabis value chain for individuals and organizations who may have been reluctant to participate previously.

 

Cannabis Laboratory Fundamentals provides an in-depth review of key issues that impact cannabis testing laboratories and provides recommendations and solutions to avoid common – but costly – mistakes.  While methodology chapters about common compliance tests are included, it goes beyond with chapters on economics, regulation, and numerous operational challenges.  This text is useful for both new and experienced cannabis laboratory operators, as well as those who want to understand the opportunities and risks of this industry sector.

Keywords

  • Business planning
  • Cannabis industry
  • Laboratory design
  • Cannabis testing
  • Pathogen detection
  • quality control, reliability, safety and risk

Editors and Affiliations

  • E4 Bioscience, Charlevoix, USA

    Shaun R. Opie

About the editor

Shaun R. Opie, PhD, is the CEO of E4 Bioscience, a cannabis laboratory consulting firm in Charlevoix, Michigan.  As serial entrepreneur, Dr. Opie has co-founded and operated 5 laboratories in different verticals including medical research, clinical diagnostics, and cannabis safety testing.  Dr. Opie has held several adjunct faculty appointments at nationally recognized universities and was an invited Entrepreneurship Expert for 2 years in the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.  He is a participating member of the AOAC International - Cannabis Analytical Science Program (Microbiological Contaminants & Proficiency Testing), a workgroup member for the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency, and a regular speaker about the cannabis laboratory industry.

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-62716-4
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 74.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)