Development of Cannabinoid Delivery System in Edibles

Professor S. Karboune, Department of Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry, McGill University.

Our third research project focuses on the development and optimization of a food- based delivery system for cannabidiol and tetrahydrocannabinol in collaboration with McGill University Professor Selwa Karboune. The objective of this research is to design and optimize a stable food- based delivery system for cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydro- cannabinol (THC) in the form of an emulsion. Various emulsion systems will be characterized for their emulsion stability using turbidity readings, loading capacity and emulsion efficiency. The emulsion formulations will then be optimized using response surface methodology. Finally, the optimized formulations will be prepared with active THC and CBD and re-characterized to ensure maximal stability in various aqueous media. This project was awarded funding by the MITACS Accelerate Program for two years and is currently supported by Kelly Light, a graduate student from McGill University’s Nutrition Faculty who is working on this project towards her Master of Science.