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Material Safety Data Sheet

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Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

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INTRODUCTION TO THE MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET (MSDS)

With the goal of safeguarding the health of patients and otherwise making products that boost customer confidence, ANANDA Scientific considers an evidence-based standardization (QA/QC) process imperative for its cannabidiol (CBD) and other cannabinoid products. The Company will be following FDA Good Manufacturing Practices, which include the use of well-trained personnel, appropriately designed facilities, manufacturing processes clearly defined and validated, quality testing, suitable packaging and audit trails of processes.

ANANDA Scientific will pursue even more stringent criteria in addition to standard QA/QC regulation set by the state or FDA to bolster higher consumer protection and satisfaction such as Certificates of Conformity set by the USDA for farmland and production facilities, Certified Kosher Certifications and third-party accreditation certificates such as the ISO-certifications All products will receive Certificates of Analysis, and Chain of Custody documentation. Furthermore, these will be in accord with Heath Canada, FDA/USDA and China SFDA requirements.


MATERIAL & SAFETY DATA SHEET (MSDS) DRIED HEMP
1. IDENTIFICATION

Botanical Name: Cannabis sativa (Cannabaceae)

Common Names: Dried Hemp, Hemp, Hemp Plants

Hemp is an annual herbaceous plant grown for its edible seed and nutritious oil as well as for its fiber content. Hemp foods have been a dietary staple in Europe for centuries and in Asia for millennia. Hemp fiber has long been used for making apparel and other textiles. Most industrialized countries legally distinguish hemp from marijuana, a close plant relative, and international treaties regarding marijuana universally exempt hemp. Hemp products are lawfully sold across the United States, at supermarkets and health food stores as well as in “big box” stores like Costco.

Plant Parts Used: Leaves, Stems and Flowers; Dried (and Then Cut, Crushed, Powdered and/or Granulated as well as Rendered into Liquid Extracts, Tinctures and Concentrates)


2. PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS

Pure Substance or Mixture: Pure Physical Form: Cut or crushed dried hemp plant pieces or powder and granules made from the same. Color: Green, grayish green and or brown. pH (as is): N/A. pH When Mixed Into Water (3%): 6-7. Combustion Temperature: 230 oC. Solubility in Water: Insoluble Specific Gravity: 340 kg/m3.

Volatiles: Terpenoids and essential oils are Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) by the United States Food and Drug Administration under Sections 201(s) and 409 of the United States Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. A GRAS designation means that a chemical or substance, if and when consumed, is considered safe by experts, and is thus exempted from the usual Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) food additive tolerance requirements.


3. INFORMATION ON UNIQUE COMPONENTS

Hemp may contain trace amounts of THC (Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol). However, THC, the active substance in marijuana, exists in hemp at levels much too minute with respect to any psychoactive effects. Thus, it is not possible for hemp to be abused as a recreational drug.

Hemp complies with the United Nations, US, China, European Union and Canada specification of a THC limit of less than 0.3% for products eaten by humans. In contrast, marijuana typically has a THC content of 5-23%. To receive a psychoactive dose of THC from hemp would require smoking 15-20 (or even more) hemp cigarettes at the same time. The consequent large volume and high temperature of vapor, gas and smoke involved with smoking so much at the same time makes it virtually impossible for a person to withstand or achieve.

In addition, THC actually manifests a low toxicity in its own right. In recognition, a 1988 ruling from the United States Department of Justice concluded that “in practical terms, marijuana cannot induce a lethal response as a result of drug-related toxicity” in humans. The Merck Index, the internationally recognized comprehensive compendium of chemical substances, including human and veterinary drugs, biologicals and natural products, confirms this attribute. The LD50 of THC (the dose which causes the death of 50% of individuals) is reported therein as 1270 mg/kg for male rats and 730 mg/kg for female rats from oral consumption in sesame oil, and 42 mg/kg for rats from inhalation. These findings indicate that a human male weighing about 90 kg (198 pounds) would have to ingest 114,300 mg THC to have a 50% chance of dying. Dried hemp contains 0.3% or less THC, which means that 38,100 g (83.9 pounds) or more of hemp would have to be swiftly consumed.


4. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES

Hemp may contain trace amounts of THC (Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol). However, THC, the active substance in marijuana, exists in hemp at levels much too minute with respect to any psychoactive effects. Thus, it is not possible for hemp to be abused as a recreational drug.


5. STORAGE, STABILITY, REACTIVITY & SENSITIVITY

Storage. Store in tightly, sealed containers in a cool and dry area. Keep away from strong light, heat, dampness and strong odors.

Stability. Stable under the above-prescribed conditions. Reactivity: No known materials to avoid. Sensitive to Static Electricity: Yes. Sensitive to Mechanical Impact: No.


6. FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARD DATA

Extinguishing Media: Water Fog, Dry Chemical or Chemical Foam Special Fire Fighting Procedures: None


7. SPILL OR LEAK PROCEDURES

Steps to Be Taken in Case Material Is Released or Spilled: Normal precautions for dried plant material and nuisance dust should be observed. Avoid prolonged inhalation of dust.


8. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

Waste from Residues / Unused Products: Waste disposal must be in accordance with appropriate governmental regulations.


9. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Biodegradability: Readily biodegradable. Aquatic toxicity: No data is available on the product itself. Ecotoxicity effects: No data is available on the product itself.


10. PERSONAL PROTECTION

Eyes: Wear safety glasses with side shields. Protect against dust and particulates.
Ventilation: This product can generate dust. A ventilation or dust collection system might prove helpful but is not necessary. A United States National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) approved dust mask might be used in non-ventilated circumstances.

Protective Gloves: The use of chemically-resistant gloves is recommended.

Other Protective Clothing and Equipment: Uniforms, coveralls, or a lab coat should be worn. Remove contaminated clothing and launder before reuse.

Work/Hygienic Practice: Use good personal hygiene practices. Limit exposure to product whenever possible to minimize clean-up.


11. TRANSPORT INFORMATION

Is product hazardous to ship? No. United States Department of Transportation Proper Shipping Name: None.
International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) / International Air Transport Association (IATA) Proper Shipping Name: None.


12. REGULATORY INFORMATION

United States Toxic Substances Control Act (TASCA). Components of this product are on the TSCA Inventory.

United States Environmental Protection Agency Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) /Title III: Contains no substances at, or above, the reporting threshold under Section 313.

California Proposition 65: No reportable substance.


13. REFERENCES

Adams, T.B., C.L. Gavin, M.M. McGowen, W.J. Waddell, S.M. Cohen, V.J. Feron, L.J. Marnett, I.C. Munro, P.S. Portoghese, I.M. Rietjens, and R.L. Smith, 2011. The FEMA GRAS assessment of aliphatic and aromatic terpene hydrocarbons used as flavor ingredients. Food Chem. Toxicol. 49(10):2471-2494.

Banerjee, B.N., R.D. Sofia, D. Erikson, and N.J. Ivins. 1976. Toxicity tetrahydrocannabinol of delta9 – (THC) administered subcutaneously for 13 days to female rabbits. J. Toxicol. Environ. Health 1(5):769-776.

Johnson, R. 2013. Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity. Congressional Research Service 7-5700, RL32725:25p.
O’Connor, P.G. 2013. Marijuana (Cannabis). Merck Manual for Healthcare Professionals

http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/special_subjects/drug_use_and_dependence/marijuana_can nabis.html
Robbe, H.W.J., and J.F. O’Hanlon. 1993. Marijuana and Actual Driving Performance. Final Report. United States Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, DOT HS 808 078:143p.

Rosenkrantz, H., I.A. Heyman, and M.C. Braude. 1974. Inhalation, parenteral and oral values of delta 9- in Fischer rats. Toxicol. Appl. Pharmacol. 28(1):18-27.

Small, E., and D. Marcus. 2002. Hemp: A new crop with new uses for North America. p. 284–326. In: J. Janick and A. Whipkey (eds.), Trends in new crops and new uses. American Society for Horticultural Science Press, Alexandria, Virginia.
United States Department of Justice. 1988. Accepted Safety for Use Under Medical Supervision. In The Matter of Marijuana Rescheduling Petition, Opinion and Recommended Ruling, Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Decision of Administrative Law Judge. Docket No. 86-22, September 6, 1988.


Date of Document Last Revision: January 17, 2014

NOTE: The information in this MSDS is compiled from sources considered to be accurate to the best of our knowledge and applies to activities within the scope of the intended use of the product. Users should satisfy themselves that they have all current data relevant to their particular use.