The Problem

Your health matters

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.

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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.

In the News

Regulations are becoming more stringent nation-wide

Billionaire Charles Koch On Why Cannabis Should Be Legal

July 27, 2021

The devout libertarian known for spending a fortune on political causes is now actively funding efforts to end federal marijuana prohibition. Here’s why pro-pot advocates in both parties are high on his support.

Nearly 15 Percent of Colorado's Microbial Weed Tests Were Failures in 2019

May 5, 2020

Just under 15 percent of commercial marijuana flower, trim and shake batches tested for microbials failed last year, according to an annual report from the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division.

In Random Mold Tests at 25 Denver Dispensaries, 80 Percent Fail

October 30, 2019

Denver recently conducted random tests of more than two dozen local dispensaries to learn more about potential yeast and mold issues with marijuana, and the results weren't good.

Cannabis is one industry that's actually coming out of Covid even stronger

October 28, 2021

Las Vegas (CNN Business)When members of the cannabis industry descended upon Las Vegas last week for the biggest trade show in the business, there was something stirring in the air. It wasn't the aroma of a freshly lit joint, but rather a sense that...

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