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Cannabis Industry Boom is a Boon for Spectroscopic Detection

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As the cannabis industry takes off, spectrometry plays a key role in multielemental analysis.

FAROOQ AHMED, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR

Despite remaining illegal at a federal level and in about one-third of states, the legal cannabis industry in the U.S. has become a nearly $11 billion business — a figure that is predicted to double by 2022. The boom of the industry, which exceeded $244 million in tax, license, and fee revenue for the state of Colorado in 2018, is also a boon for scientists, specifically analytical chemists, as testing facilities and instrument companies sprout up like, well, weeds. Cannabis complexity According to Bob Clifford, the general manager of marketing for Shimadzu Scientific...Read full article

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