Tag: Hemp Extracts

Yes, Drug Testing Methods Can Mistake Hemp-Derived CBD for THC

I recently came across a little-known study published in the Journal of Analytical Toxicology that raises serious questions regarding whether the gold standard in forensic urine testing could mistake hemp-derived CBD for THC. Many laboratories include derivatization as a part of their sample preparation for analysis by gas chromatography – mass spectroscopy (GC-MS).  Derivatization is the process by which a compound is changed chemically so that it has properties that are more amenable to a particular analytical method.  Essentially, the new compound becomes more suitable for detection and analysis. Researchers discovered trifluoracetic anhydride (TFAA), a common derivatizing agent used in GC-MS […]

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BREAKING!!! CBD and Other Hemp Extracts Explicitly Legal in Iowa

Governor Reynolds has now signed into law HF 2581 regulating the possession and sale of hemp products in Iowa. This provision explicitly legalizes the retail sale of consumable products containing hemp extracts like CBD, CBC and CBG. Since the passage of the 2018 federal Farm Bill, which differentiated between marijuana and hemp containing less than 0.3% THC, GRL has consistently maintained the position that hemp-derived extracts were nevertheless legal to sell and possess in Iowa without a prescription or physician recommendation. The passage of both SF 599 in 2019 and now HF 2581 sure seems to vindicate us.  Our so-called […]

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