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Is Terpene Preservation the Key to Saving the Craft Cannabis Industry?

Terpenes and Testing Magazine | Is Terpene Preservation the Key to Saving the Craft Cannabis Industry?

Alec Dixon, Terpenes and Testing Magazine | Indica, sativa, and hybrid are the colloquialisms that have dominated cannabis culture and the corresponding marketplace since the beginning. While recent literature has proven that this archaic vernacular has little validity, the continued use of this vocabulary has only hindered the education and progress of the cannabis industry at large. Contrarily, there is a novel way to sort and […]

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Emerald Cup and SC Labs Celebrate 13 Years of Collaboration and Culture Preservation

Skunk Magazine | Emerald Cup and SC Labs Celebrate 13 Years of Collaboration and Culture Preservation

Tim Blake, Skunk Magazine | Through combined terpene testing and classification, the Emerald Cup and SC Labs hope to lead the conversation away from ‘indica vs. sativa’, and THC potency and hope that cultivators, brands, and consumers will begin cataloging, conversing, and marketing based on a cultivar’s unique aromas, flavors, and effects as defined by its terpene profile. […]

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A Cannabis Manifesto: It’s Time to Retire the Words “Indica” and “Sativa” from Cannabis Culture

LA Weekly | A Cannabis Manifesto: It’s Time to Retire the Words 'Indica' and 'Sativa' from Cannabis Culture"

Mark Lewis and Alec Dixon, LA Weekly | Indica, sativa, and hybrid are the colloquialisms that have dominated cannabis culture and the corresponding marketplace since the beginning. While recent literature has proven that this archaic vernacular has little validity, the continued use of this vocabulary has only hindered the education and progress of the cannabis industry at large. Contrarily, there is a novel way to sort […]

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The Science of Pot Contests

LA Weekly | The Science of Pot Contests

Jimi Devine, LA Weekly | Cannabis Competitions ran on a pretty similar format for many years: get some hitters, let them pick the heat and maybe do a people’s choice award with less sound structure. But over the last decade, the team at SC Labs has helped add a bit of science to the equation. What started with just generally making sure the judges weren’t smoking poison has evolved into a full-on quest to […]

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Natural Product Phenolic Diglycosides Created from Wildfires, Defining Their Impact on California and Oregon Grapes and Wines

Journal of Natural Products | Natural Product Phenolic Diglycosides Created from Wildfires, Defining Their Impact on California and Oregon Grapes and Wines

Research Study, Journal of Natural Products | Forest fires produce malodorous phenols, bioaccumulated in grapes as odorless phenol glycosides (mono- to tri-), and produce unpleasant smoke tainted wines when these complexes are transformed by glycosidases in saliva. Metabolomic analyses were used to further understand smoke taint by quantitating marker phenolic diglycosides via UHPLC separations and MS/MS multiple reaction monitoring. […]

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Emerald Cup launches a new Cannabis Classification System for 2022 Awards

mg Magazine | Emerald Cup launches a new Cannabis Classification System for 2022 Awards

Press Release, via mg Magazine | A revolution is underway at Emerald Cup (www.theemeraldcup.com) regarding how they will assess excellence in cannabis. With it comes a new system for anyone – from consumers, budtenders, dispensaries, judges, to growers, that will universally classify cannabis based on terpenes, flavor and effects. Rapidly fading are the days of simply seeking out the highest THC totals […]

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Agricor, Botanacor, and SC Laboratories Combine to Form the Leading Cannabis and Hemp Testing Laboratory Platform in North America

Agricor, Botanacor, and SC Laboratories Combine to Form the Leading Cannabis and Hemp Testing Laboratory Platform in North America

PRESS RELEASE | Agricor, Botanacor, and SC Laboratories Combine to Form the Leading Cannabis and Hemp Testing Laboratory Platform in North America. Three Elite Labs Have Combined to Offer Science-First Cannabis Testing in CA, CO, and OR, and Best-in-Class Hemp Testing Across the U.S. and throughout the World. […]

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A National Standard: Unifying America’s Fragmented CBD Testing Requirements

Cannabis & Tech Today | A National Standard: Unifying America’s Fragmented CBD Testing Requirements

By Jessica McKeil, Cannabis & Tech Today | According to currentn predictions from market research firm BDSA, the U.S. hemp and CBD market could hit $20.5 billion by 2025. But, the highly variable landscape from state to state threatens this potential growth. This regulatory fragmentation must be resolved before the market reaches the forcasted 40% compbound annual growth rate. […]

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Testing Cannabis Competitively: A Conversation with the Emerald Cup’s Lab Partner, SC Labs

Analytical Cannabis | Testing Cannabis Competitively - A Conversation with the Emerald Cup Lab Partner, SC Labs

By Alexander Beadle, Analytical Cannabis | To a cannabis connoisseur, the Emerald Cup needs no introduction. The annual cannabis competition and awards ceremony has now been a part of Californian cannabis culture for 18 years and has grown to be one of North America’s foremost cannabis events. The Emerald Cup also has a similarly long history with SC Labs, which has partnered with the event for the past twelve years and […]

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Influential People of Color in Cannabis

mg Magazine | Influential People of Color in Cannabis

By Denise Rustning, mg Magazine | As we survey the landscape in 2022, it’s clear the cannabis industry’s work has only begun when it comes to creating a vibrant, diverse ecosphere where all can thrive. Although many businesses are eager to discuss diversity, equity, and inclusion, actions sometimes fall short when it comes to doing the hard work that will drive change. […]

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