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Greg tests cannabis for coffee shops and social clubs. With his laboratory “Cannabytics,” he maps what cannabinoids and terpenes are in a given batch. But he also tracks down, for example, mold-contaminated and unhealthy samples, which can then be taken off the market. What does he encounter in Dutch weed? How polluted is expensive Cali, the massive mountain of Canadian produce or imported hash? You’ll see it all in this episode of The High Cloud podcast:

Greg Dennett of Cannabytics

Greg tests cannabis samples for coffee shops, social clubs and growers in his “Cannabytics” laboratory. An extraordinary profession if you assume Dutch law and the whole policy of tolerance. But nevertheless incredibly important! Because, we hear from Greg, the quality of the unregulated cannabis in our shops leaves a lot to be desired.

Then Dutch weed is not so bad, 80-90% of which seems clean enough for human consumption according to Greg’s statistics. However, imported hash, Cali cannabis and Canadian cannabis is a different story…. So intense, in fact, that Uncle Kush was literally in shock upon hearing some anecdotes from Cannabytics’ career.

Mold weed and wood hash testing

For example, at shops that buy consciously and have their cannabis tested by Greg, as little as 1/10 hash samples are half wood. Shops that buy less consciously and do not test can just fill half their menu with “wood hash”. Shocking numbers when you consider the vast array of wonderfully beautiful hash these days.

‘Those aren’t trichomes,’ Greg says of this moldy 25eu pg Cali….

Another health risk on Dutch coffee shop menus, appears to be imported premium cannabis from the U.S. and Canada. Where we thought the US in particular could be bad, most Cali weed turns out to contain “only” mold when tested for contamination. Canadian cannabis, however, seems to be a source of harmful pesticides, which we all ingest en masse.

Tips from the expert

An important thing to look out for as a consumer, for example, is the smell. If the weed does not smell at all, or doesn’t smell good, that’s already a bad sign. As such, California cannabis is often characterized by an extremely present odor. A result of perfect growing conditions, Greg says. Who himself is in the process of setting up a knowledge center. To educate the Dutch people more about terpenes and their role in the effects of cannabis.

Also, stay away from “deals on cannabis,” Greg advises. Who often enough alerted coffee shop owners to bad weed on their menu. Only to be told “we’ll put those in the 5gr deal, for the students.” Something that confirms how important cannabis testing is. So ask your local coffee shop if they will make the effort, to ensure your health.

Curious about more shocking facts about contaminants in cannabis? And tips from a passionate cannabis expert on choosing a good weed at the shop? Then check out THC Podcast S03E06 with Greg from Cannabytics now:

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