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.


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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!