Testing psilocybin mushrooms, research demands a full suite of magic

Basing a psychedelic mushroom’s potency on a single prodrug and its hallucinogen is marred for various reasons. Labs have a lot more work to do beyond psilocybin and psilocin as they explore vast amounts of chemical, therapeutic, and toxicological data after testing mushrooms. A previous story documented other psychedelics related to psilocin, and don’t forget […]

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How toxic is a vape pen and how do lab tests find out

Vape injuries occurred in 2019 because of THC adulterated with tocopherols (a vitamin derivative.) To prevent some issues before market, a lab can test cannabis oil for certain contaminants to determine how toxic a vape pen is. But how does a lab quantify a stream of aerosolized vapor or smoke? Vapor containment in the lab […]

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Can lab tests help vape pens puff like a joint without wasting THC

Have you ever heard of too much weed? Perhaps you consume a plethora of cannabis concentrates, dabs all day. According to countless individuals who turn down dabs of concentrated cannabis, a joint or vape pen is often a perfect fit. So, how can a vape pen be designed based on lab tests to ensure it […]

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How is Delic creating a legal psychedelic ecosystem

In 2019, a new kind of wellness business sprouted – a legal psychedelic drug company. We spoke with Matt Stang, the co-founder and CEO of Delic Corp to learn more about their mission as well as any strategies they utilized to build a publicly traded, legal psychedelic ecosystem. Matt Stang spent twenty years pioneering the […]

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The facts are in: here’s how THC vapes cause lung damage

2,807 cases of e-cigarette or vaping product use associated with lung injury (EVALI) have been reported up to February 2020. EVALI, or VAPI (Vaping Associated Pulmonary Injury), is an illness related to THC (and nicotine) vapes (portable vaporizer devices) that have killed at least 68 vapers. (1) But, what is the science behind vapes, surfactants […]

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Is Delta-10 THC a natural or synthetic cannabinoid?

Unadulterated cannabis concentrates can contain unknown substances depending on how they were produced. One compound that recently appeared is known as Delta-10-THC, an almost entirely unexplored form of THC. The cannabinoid has only been discovered after cannabis was highly processed, although it is touted as plant-derived by some companies. So, is delta-10-THC natural or synthetic? […]

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How many isomers of THC are in cannabis and beyond?

A century ago, cannabis was respected but not well understood in the scientific literature. The intoxicating ingredient, THC, was officially isolated in 1964. (1) After 56 years, an isomer of THC, Delta-10-THC, was identified in cannabis extract for the first time. But, how many different variations and isomers of THC are truly in cannabis, and […]

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Season 2 Ask an Expert Encore: Building Cannabinoids with Dr Markus Roggen

Welcome to the Season 2 Ask an Expert Encore, Building Cannabinoids with Dr Markus Roggen. Watch Dr. Markus play with a molecular kit and get ready to learn something because after all, there’s nothing like a visual. With the molecule in front of you, it’s easy to understand concepts such as: The structural makeup of […]

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Are blue and pink THC diamonds different salts or contaminants?

Color is a tantalizing trend. Impossible Burger had difficulty with the FDA’s regulatory hoops due to man-made soy proteins’ blood-red colour. (1) Cannabis extracts went from black to golden, and then to clear. But now, a highly purified cannabis extract – known as THC diamonds – has turned inquisitively and brilliantly blue as well as […]

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Does consuming cannabis make COVID vaccines less effective?

COVID vaccines began their roll out with a little rough media coverage, having caused 681 total deaths and 492 cases of COVID-19 in the USA, according to CDC’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS.) So, will the COVID vaccines be affected by cannabis use? It is now known that antibiotics can lower the flu vaccine’s […]

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