Not all cannabis is created equal. Mold, yeast, and bacteria can be toxic.
Yeast mold and bacteria are able to survive in a wide range of environmental conditions. Therefore, cannabis is often susceptible to contamination during the grow and storage process putting consumers at risk.
Dangerous forms of fungi found in cannabis are known to produce aflatoxin, which may be deadly when inhaled or consumed. To combat health risk and provide consistency state regulations are becoming more stringent in managing total mold, yeast, and bacteria limits.
Would you inhale that?
Neither would we.
More importantly neither would consumers, nor should they. Cannabis is experiencing rapid market growth. The cannabis industry is still in its infancy. Similarities exist between the current state of the cannabis industry and the food industry of the early 20th century, when food safety was just being recognized as a significant societal need.
Based on market research, we have found that over 70% of cannabis flower purchased at retail level has mold and bacteria counts higher than what state limits allow. In addition, cannabinoid and terpene levels have been depleted over the shelf life of the product, resulting in inaccurate product labeling and poor consumer experiences.
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