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Ultraviolet Germicidal Disinfection of Marketed Cannabis Leaves

A European Pharmaceutical Review of FDA approaches to disinfect cannabis state additional research or alternative methods such as germicidal UV may be required. NOTE: original FDA research publication from Sopovski et. al. at: There are major concerns about microbial contamination in cannabis, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) researchers observed in a study. Multiple cases have been reported of infections associated with cannabis use caused by fungi and bacteria in immunocompromised individuals using inhaled cannabis material. Investigational New Drug (IND) applications for cannabis as therapeutics tested in clinical trials must comply with FDA’s requirements and standards for drug…
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