The analytical chemistry of cannabis
Quality assessment, assurance, and regulation of medicinal marijuana and cannabinoid preparations
Thomas, B., ElSohly, M. A., & Thomas, B. (Ed.) (2015). The analytical chemistry of cannabis: Quality assessment, assurance, and regulation of medicinal marijuana and cannabinoid preparations. (1st ed.) (Emerging Issues in Analytical Chemistry, vol. 1; No. BK-Elsevier-01). Cambridge, MA: Elsevier in cooperation with RTI Press.
Published by Elsevier in partnership with RTI Press, The Analytical Chemistry of Cannabis: Quality Assessment, Assurance, and Regulation of Medicinal Marijuana and Cannabinoid Preparations is the first volume in the Emerging Issues in Analytical Chemistry series, which is edited by RTI’s Brian F. Thomas. This book explains current and emerging analytical chemistry methods that address the latest issues surrounding cannabis-based products. The plethora of marketed strains of cannabis and cannabinoid-containing products, combined with the lack of industry standards and labeling requirements, adds to the general perception of poor quality control and limited product oversight. The methods described in this leading-edge volume help to support the manufacturing, labeling, and distribution of safe and consistent products with known chemical content and demonstrated performance characteristics. It treats analytical chemistry within the context of the diverse issues surrounding medicinal and recreational cannabis in a manner designed to foster understanding and rational perspective in non-scientist stakeholders as well as scientists who are concerned with bringing a necessary degree of order to a field now characterized by confusion and contradiction.