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General Cannabis and Cannabinoid Science

Phytecs Educational Resources
Phytecs is a company comprised of several notable Cannabis researchers including Dr. Ethan Russo and Dr. Raphael Mechoulam. Their educational resources page has several great resources for learning more about the endocannabinoid system.

Taming THC
This article by Ethan Russo is a review of literature around Cannabinoids, Terpenoids, and their synergies.

Cannabis and Cannabis Extracts: Greater Than The Sum of Their Parts?
This article examines the constituents of Cannabis including cannabinoids, terpenoids, polyphenols, fatty acids, and more.

American Herbal Pharmacoepia: Cannabis Sativa Inflorescence
This monograph by the AHP is a summary of pertinent research surrounding all aspects of the Cannabis sativa plant.

Project CBD
Project CBD is a California-based nonprofit dedicated to promoting and publicizing research into the medical uses of cannabidiol (CBD) and other components of the cannabis plant.

O’Shaugnessy’s Online Cannabis Journal


Analytical Chemistry

Separation Science: www.sepscience.com
This is a great website for learning more about analytical chemistry in general. There are self-paced courses, general information and more.

Restek ChromaBlography
Restek is a company that provides analytical laboratory instrumentation, supplies, training, and education. Their blog is an excellent resource for information about analytical equipment and methods, particularly in reference to Cannabis testing.

A2LA
A2LA is a group that handles ISO 17025 accreditations for analytical laboratories. They have begun helping laboratories serving the Cannabis industry obtain their ISO 17025 certification. They are also licensed NELAP proficiency testing providers.

NELAC (The NELAC Institute)
The NELAC Institute works to develop quality assurance standards for environmental laboratories.

Sources of Uncertainty in Gas Chromatography and High Performance Liquid Chromatography

Choosing an Analytical Laboratory – Natural Products Insider
This article written by the Natural Products Insider lays out what to look for in analytical laboratories, regardless of what natural product is being tested. Use this as a starting point for learning how to find high quality laboratories offering Cannabis analytical services. Cannabis laboratories should be held to the same standards as the rest of the natural products industry.


Other Resources

OAR 333-008 Final Rules for Dispensaries and Laboratories
Oregon’s current administrative rule for dispensaries and testing laboratories

OAR 333-007 Temporary Rules for Labeling, Concentration Limits, and Testing

Oregon Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ORELAP)

Google Scholar
Google scholar can be used to quickly find peer-reviewed research on any topic. Some articles are available in free .pdfs.

InTech – Open Source Peer-Reviewed Journals
This website is an excellent resource for diving into peer-reviewed scientific literature for free. It is limited, but can be a good way to get started exploring legitimate research in a variety of scientific fields.

Web Soil Survey
This online app produced by the National Resource Conservation System is an online interactive tool for exploring soil survey data of any area where data is available. Use this to find information about soil texture, parent rock material, agricultural use data, and more.

PubMed
PubMed is a resource for peer-reviewed medical research.

ScienceDirect
ScienceDirect is a resource for peer-reviewed science research.

The Odor Index – The Good Scents Company
This is a resource for information about scent and flavor compounds. Easily find information on terpenes and their associated smells.