r/IAmA • u/HPNP • Aug 11 '21 • 12 1 1 11 2 16 3
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/
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!
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!
u/notoriousCBD Aug 11 '21
This absolutely is true. Every batch harvested is required to go through the battery of tests relative to black market flower, which of course has no requirements. He never said black market isn't tested, just that it doesn't have the requirements.
Of course there are loopholes, and some are pretty ridiculous. For Colorado, each batch much have a certain percentage of the final mass go through all of these tests. It is very easy to pick a sample that isn't representative of the whole batch and get the numbers you're looking for. But this would also be easy for any black market grower to do as well. It's why I don't necessarily trust terpene or cannabinoid percentages I see labeled, unless I do it myself or I trust the tester.
I've never purchased black market Cannabis that has been tested with HPLC or shown a Total yeast and mold dilution summary.