r/IAmA Aug 11 '21 Silver 11 Gold 2 Helpful 16 Wholesome 3 Hugz 12 Bravo Grande! 1 Take My Power 1

I am a cannabis scientist, ask me anything THC, CBD, or any other cannabis related questions, AMA Science

Hi Reddit, Gair Laucius, Chief Science Officer from High Purity Natural Products here, I am here to answer your questions about cannabis, CBD, THC, or any other cannabinoids you want to ask about.

This AMA is closed! Thanks everyone for the great questions, I'm sorry I couldn't answer them all - If you'd like to know more about my company, please visit https://highpuritynaturalproducts.com/about-us/

My experience:

I am an experienced cannabis researcher with expertise in ethanol and super-critical CO2 extraction, gas chromatography mass spectrometry, and high performance liquid chromatography analytics.

I have also conducted research on Cannabis sativa with specific focus on proteins related to cannabinoid biosynthesis pathways. Extensive research experience with DNA and RNA extraction with downstream PCR and qPCR. Highly experienced in terpene and cannabinoid extraction and profiling using HPLC and GCMS.

If it has anything to do with weed, AMA!

Proof: https://twitter.com/HighPurityNP/status/1425475523858341889

Edit: 12:15PM Will be taking a short break for lunch, will return for some more questions shortly. Keep them coming!

Edit2: 1:00PM Wrapping up for now, hope to answer a few more questions later this evening. Thank you to all who asked questions!


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u/Master_Paladin Aug 11 '21

Is Delta 8 safe?


u/HPNP Aug 11 '21 edited Aug 11 '21 Gold Hugz

As an isolated cannabinoid, Delta-8 THC is lacking in peer reviewed research but has been shown to have a similar effect to delta-9 THC both being psychoactive (Delta-8 less psychoactive than delta-9). Delta-8 THC presents concern for me not because of the cannabinoid but because of the manufacturing process behind making it. Delta-8 is converted from CBD by using harsh chemicals and solvents and if care is not taken to remove these byproducts there is the potential for harm. As a consumer it is extremely difficult, almost impossible to verify how well a delta-8 product was manufactured. My recommendation is to not use delta-8 until more regulation can ensure safety across the board.


u/redditjam645 Aug 11 '21

So I have a case of Koi brand Delta-8 edibles (gummies). I take them twice a week to relax. So far it's been giving me a similar high to regular THC edibles and haven't had any ill effects. Does anyone know if Koi is trust worthy? They had good reviews online and seem reputable. This post is making me kinda paranoid lol. I'm not the biggest health nut but definitely don't want to develop some sort of chronic complications because I took some delta 8 edibles.


u/grozly2009 Aug 11 '21

Don't know anything about Koi but heard good things about 3chi which is what I use for edibles. Check maybe on r/delta8


u/Sharkhottub Aug 11 '21

Koi is a reputable brand and well known to follow all regulatory requirements.


u/[deleted] Aug 11 '21

remember, everyone, especially the OP, has an agenda. if they're making you feel paranoid, you should question their motivation.


u/azsnaz Aug 11 '21

We're supposed to have agendas?


u/Pickled_Enthusiasm Aug 11 '21

Just what someone with an agenda would say...


u/RockHickenbottom Aug 11 '21

…what is the agenda behind saying this?


u/lafayette0508 Aug 11 '21

or question how much pot you've had, if you're starting to feel paranoid


u/Poo_Panther Aug 12 '21

Owlsoil. - the owner takes safety very seriously and has YouTube blogs walking through everything from what is delta 8, how they make it to, what testing is what the results are etc. very insightful and comforting