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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/TaxMan_East Aug 11 '21

Delta 8 gummies and vape caused raised eye pressure for me, was very painful but has since gone away.


u/BungSmuggler Aug 11 '21

Yeah I tried a delta 8 vape and it really hurt my lungs. I immediately was like nope, my body is telling me the shit is bad news.


u/rsjc852 Aug 11 '21

That's pretty common for all D8 dry flower I've smoked, too. But THC pens in general have always been super harsh to me personally.

D8 harshness really varys by brand and product though. I can only speak for dry flower though.

Kush Kollective's OG Kush was probably the smoothest stuff I've smoked, but it was also the most mid. Their sativa batch is always out of stock same-day, so I'm guessing that's also pretty good one.

Puro Cannagars' pre-rolls are pretty much all harsh, with the exception of Hippie Crasher. If anyone's interested, here's my ratings from smoothest to harshest.

Hippie Crasher -> Mimosa -> Green Crack -> Lemon Haze -> Blue Dream -> GG #4

But GG #4 is 100% worth the pain. It's probably the most potent dry flower I've ever come across.

Avaloo's stuff is pretty great too. Their Moon Rocks are super potent but a little harsh, with Granddaddy Purp being a top-notch blend of smooth and potent.


u/Faxme123 Aug 12 '21

There is no natural D8 flower….


u/rsjc852 Aug 12 '21

Never said there was, but dry flower does exist.


u/Faxme123 Aug 13 '21

Just sharing information. It’s usually sprayed on the flower…to each their own! Good day!


u/BungSmuggler Aug 11 '21

Wow that's a lot of great info! I'll pass that along to my gf, she still likes flower. I personally only do vapes and edibles nowadays. We're heading to Colorado for a weekend vacation in month and I'll check out those strains you mentioned!


u/rsjc852 Aug 12 '21

Nice! I went to Denver back in 2018 with my GF

Definitely go check out Pike's Peak if you're in the area... Just don't be like us and use the "avoid highway" feature on Gmaps lmao. It was a beautiful drive, but we accidentally took a Nissan sedan rental up and down 15 miles of steep grade gravel roads with zero cell service.


u/BungSmuggler Aug 12 '21

Will do! That's a great. Yikes I bet that was sketchy lol