Is the cannabis industry no different from the pharmaceutical industry, where people are now having a very hard time trusting their medications, or furthermore, the food industry? How do you know what’s in your cannabis? How do you know what pesticides were used? How do you know that it’s really safe, especially when big pharmaceutical companies are not becoming involved in the process. The best way to go about Cannabis in Canada now that it’s legal, is to grow your own. Growing for your own medicinal needs under Health Canada’s ACMPR program can be very rewarding and give you piece of mind knowing full well what chemicals and pesticides went into it. However, it requires hard work and dedication and may cost more than you expect to get going but in the long run you will save a lot of money and again, know what’s exactly in your product.
If you want to learn what steps you need to take. You can refer to the article below:
ACMPR The Easy Way – How To Get Your License To Grow Your Own Cannabis
When it comes to the testing of marijuana, it’s like the cosmetics industry. There isn’t much oversight. Even though marijuana testing labs have cropped up to keep tabs on retail marijuana, with each state trying out different regulatory processes, many of these testing labs have been found to lack oversight themselves.
Every legal-marijuana state has is own testing regulations and procedures. It’s the same thing in Canada, but we don’t know much about it. In the united states, different states utilize accredited and licensed laboratory. Once marijuana or a marijuana-derived product passes laboratory testing, documentation is provided, which must be passed along to the retail outlets where the marijuana or marijuana products are being sold.
Sure, there are regulates that require cannabis to be tested, but how reliable are they? Some states, like Arizona, doesn’t require medical marijuana to be tested at all.
Health Canada requires that licensed producers test each batch or lot of cannabis for potency, and report the total Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD) on the packaging and to their patients. They also require testing for certain pesticides and heavy metals, but that being said, glyphosate is an acceptable pesticide in Canada. Just because it is ‘approved’ does not mean it’s safe.
One scientist analyzed a number of marijuana testing labs in Washington and discovered that four labs had gone months without rejecting any of the marijuana they had tested. These perfect results are virtually impossible to achieve without turning a blind eye or tampering with the data. In other words, the labs were simply letting the marijuana slide through the regulatory process, regardless of its contents or contaminants.
“There’s a simple reason for this: since privately owned marijuana testing labs rely on a client base of cultivators, the labs are incentivized to be lenient with their testing so as not to chase off their client base. Otherwise, cultivators could choose to send their product to other, more “friendly” labs.”(source)
At the end of the day, who are you going to put your trust in, the corporation or yourself?
Grow your own!
If you’d like assistance to make sure you go through the process legally and the right way, please contact us about acquiring a licence and we’ll help you through the process every step of the way.
Start taking advantage of all the benefits you’ll receive from growing your own medicine. We’re looking forward to serving you.
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