Analysis of Synthetic Cannabinoids and Metabolites: Adding New Compounds to an Existing LC-MS/MS Method

Author: Sharon Lupo, Frances Carroll

Restek Corporation

Published By: Restek Corporation

Year of Publication: 2017

Link: http://www.restek.com/Technical-Resources/Technical-Library/Foods-Flavors-Fragrances/fff_FFAN2614-UNV

Abstract:

The analysis of synthetic cannabinoids and their metabolites can be a difficult and challenging task. Keeping up with the ever-growing list of synthetic cannabinoids that illicit drugmakers produce further complicates the analysis. As shown here, the retention and selectivity of the Raptor Biphenyl column allow new drugs to be added to an existing method, providing labs with an important vehicle for improving efficiency and productivity.

Appropriate Instrumentation for the Chemical Analysis of Cannabis and Derivative Products: Part 1

Author: Rebecca Stevens

Restek Corporation

Published By: Cannabis Industry Journal

Year of Publication: 2016

Link: https://www.cannabisindustryjournal.com/column/appropriate-instrumentation-for-the-chemical-analysis-of-cannabis-and-derivative-products-part-1/

Abstract:

The introduction of a series of articles focusing on the applications of instruments for different types of chemical analyses.

Election Day 2016 resulted in historic gains for state level cannabis prohibition reform. Voters in California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada chose to legalize adult use of Cannabis sp. and its extracts while even traditionally conservative states like Arkansas, Florida, Montana and North Dakota enacted policy allowing for medical use. More than half of the United States now allows for some form of legal cannabis use, highlighting the rapidly growing need for high quality analytical testing.

For the uninitiated, analytical instrumentation can be a confusing mix of abbreviations and hyphenation that provides little obvious information about an instrument’s capability, advantages and disadvantages. In this series of articles, my colleagues and I at Restek will break down and explain in practical terms what instruments are appropriate for a particular analysis and what to consider when choosing an instrumental technique.

High-Quality Analysis of Pesticides in Cannabis Using QuEChERS, Cartridge SPE Cleanup, and GCxGC-TOFMS

Author(s): Jack Cochran, Julie Kowalski, Sharon Lupo, Michelle Misselwitz, and Amanda Rigdon
Restek Corporation

Published By: Restek Corporation

Year of Publication: 2014

Link: http://www.restek.com/Technical-Resources/Technical-Library/Pharmaceutical/fff_FFAR1950-UNV

Abstract: As medical cannabis is more frequently prescribed, patient safety must be ensured. Pesticide residue testing is an important part of assuring safe product is dispensed, but analysis can be extremely challenging due to matrix complexity. The use of QuEChERS, cartridge SPE cleanup, and GCxGC-TOFMS as presented here produces high-quality quantitative data for this difficult analysis.