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Archive for September 2019

2 Things to Know About Grinding Cannabis If You Want to Become a Cannabis Retailer

Grinding cannabis is important and allows for even burning. If you want to apply for a cannabis retail licence, read on to learn more about cannabis grinding!

A Guide to Different Types of Fats for Students Pursuing a Diploma in Nutrition

If you’re pursuing a career in nutrition, you’re probably aware of these macronutrients: Protein Carbohydrates Fat Within each of these categories a wealth of variety exists, serving different purposes and offering various benefits when added to a diet. There are two kinds of fat widely heard of in mainstream discourse: Saturated fats, which usually exist as solids at room temperature Unsaturated fats, which usually exist as liquids at room temperature Sometimes, saturated fats are dissolved in unsaturated fats, so that the two types coexist in an item. Fats are essential in the human diet for healthy organs and cell growth,.. READ MORE »

Going to Apply for a Cannabis Licence? Learn About Hydroponics for Cannabis Farming

After your program, you may choose to work in cannabis production or retail. If you pursue a career in retail, Health Canada regulations prohibit you from growing your own cannabis plants. Even if you won’t be doing this step yourself, you may still be interested in the process. Knowing how things are produced is excellent background knowledge. There are many different aspects to cannabis farming. Hydroponics is one technique that uses water filled with nutrients to grow cannabis without soil. Read on to learn more about this interesting technique. Cannabis Cultivation and How it Works Cannabis cultivation is traditionally done.. READ MORE »

What Students in Clinical Research Programs Should know about Protein Chemistry

When you study pharmaceutical biotechnology in your clinical research studies, you will learn about protein chemistry as a part of developing your understanding of fundamental concepts of biotechnology. The chemistry of proteins, combined with microbiology, immunology, and molecular genetics, provides foundational knowledge that is applicable to strategies used in research and drug safety. If you choose to work in clinical research, drug safety, or pharmacovigilance, these fundamentals will support the work you do. Understanding proteins is important to a career in pharmaceuticals. Proteins are essential to chemical processes that support life and are integral to many functions of the human.. READ MORE »

Getting a Cannabis Retailer Licence? Here’s What to Know About Decarboxylation

While edibles are not currently sold in retail locations, they will be legally sold in Canada starting mid-December, 2019. Decarboxylation is the first step in making an edible item that uses cannabis. It is done by heating the product over a long period of time at a low temperature. Read on for more about decarboxylation! Decarboxylation Chemistry Explained for Students Who Want to Start a Cannabis Retail Business Decarboxylation converts THCA, which is not intoxicating, into THC, which is intoxicating. The chemical reaction changes it into an ingredient that has potency when added to food. Decarboxylation creates a chemical reaction.. READ MORE »

Why a Global Pharmacovigilance Network Is Important in the Pharmaceutical Sciences

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines pharmacovigilance as: “The science and activities relating to the detection, assessment, understanding and prevention of adverse effects or any other drug-related problem.” It monitors the safety of all medicines, aiming to prevent Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) and improve upon the effectiveness and safety of drugs through monitoring. Pharmacovigilance occurs on a local, national, and international level. Thanks to the WHO Programme for International Drug Monitoring, pharmacovigilance is improved by a global collaborative network. The network spans over 150 countries. Read on for more background on pharmacovigilance, why it matters, and the role of a.. READ MORE »

A Look at Roadside Tests If You Want to Open a Cannabis Store

Since recreational cannabis has become legal in Canada, there has been a discussion around impaired driving and how to test for it. The first testing device to be approved for use by Canadian police was the Drager DrugTest 5000. A second device, the Abbott SoToxa, has now been approved as of June 2019. Almost one year elapsed between the first and second devices’ approvals. Both devices are designed to detect presence of THC. Since they can’t measure impairment of a driver, they are only used to tell if a driver has recently used cannabis. The testing needs to be combined.. READ MORE »

After Your Food Safety Program Here’s What You Should Know About Food Intoxication

Unlike parasites or other infections, food intoxication happens when ingested food contains toxins that make consumers sick. Proper food preparation and processing is very important, to be sure to minimize or avoid: Unfavourable chemical reactions Contamination Harmful chemicals Sometimes foodborne infection can be confused with intoxication. The difference lies in that infection is caused by the actual bacteria once it is in the intestines, while intoxication comes from toxins (often created by bacteria), meaning that the physical organisms are not what make people sick. Read on for more information about food intoxication and how it occurs. Know How Food Intoxication.. READ MORE »

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