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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/HPNP Aug 11 '21

Sourcing anything that is unregulated such as black market THC is dubious at best. The benefit of purchasing products from legal recreational or medicinal dispensaries is that these programs have regulations to ensure that the products that are sold are tested to ensure safety. Products are tested for Heavy metals, residual solvents, microbials, molds and mycotoxins, and cannabinoids at minimum. The same information cannot be provided for unregulated markets

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u/ExpiredAmmo Aug 11 '21

The unregulated stuff in British Columbia is by far better and cleaner than the legally grown garbage.

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u/3eb489 Aug 11 '21

It’s the same in California. While there is high quality legal cannabis, it’s incredibly overpriced at the dispensaries. And at the same dispensaries you’ll find tons of low quality cannabis. It’s better to get your weed from a farmer or a plug who’s directly connected to a farm.

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u/ExpiredAmmo Aug 11 '21

I find most stores have 2 or 3 good things and 65 jars of meh.