Adam Koh is a consultant specializing in cannabis cultivation and facility management for Comprehensive Cannabis Consulting, a Colorado-based company providing services nationwide and had experience with a medical grow in Colorado that totaled almost 3000 plants. His blog, Cannabis Candor, is devoted to addressing critical issues facing the industry that don’t get enough focus.
His most recent post discusses the pesticide recalls in Denver, the vast majority of which have been related to extracts and edibles (created with extracts). After doing a great job of explaining a lot of shortcomings to testing (not required for medical cannabis but only adult-use, lack of qualified labs and customer selection of samples), he makes sure everyone understands the concept of “trim”, which is the source of the material used for extraction.
If trim has been contaminated with pesticides, then logic dictates that the flowers from which the trim was sheared away are also contaminated.
Where, then, are the recalls of the flower associated with all of these contaminated batches of trim?
Koh criticizes both the seed-to-sale tracking system used by Colorado, Franwell’s METRC, as well as the Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED), which oversees it. Kudos to Koh for asking the right questions! MED, as Koh suggests, owes it to consumers to get contaminated flower off the shelves of retailers.
Read Adam Koh’s “The Blind Spot in Denver’s Pesticide Recalls”: https://cannabiscandor.com/2016/02/02/the-blind-spot-in-denvers-pesticide-recalls/
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