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/perfecto_falcon Aug 11 '21
lol you guys are cute. Defensive much?
I'd bet money you've purchased "black market" Cannabis fully tested straight out of a dispensary.
You contradict yourself multiple times and claim to disagree with me while agreeing with me at the same time. "He never said black market isn't tested", oh he just implies it? "Every batch must be tested" but "of course there are loopholes" lol great logic. What relevance does "But this would also be easy for any black market grower to do as well" have here if there aren't any regulations? You're defending the process but at the same time "don't necessarily trust terpene or cannabinoid percentages I see labeled, unless I do it myself or I trust the tester."
Plenty of dispensaries sell straight trash buds, clones with pests, mold, pre-rolls that have been blasted, yadda yadda.
The exceptions to the lists and increases of "acceptable levels" have all been upped too.
On and on...
TL;DR I get, it you like marketing pretending to be science. And you mostly agree with me, but also don't and like contradicting yourself and making confusing semi-related assertions based on unclear premises. Cool.