More irradiated medication

WHATFG

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I'm sort of being forced to consider Cannimed if I want to stay legal. Any way , I started reading from their website and I came across this:



CanniMed® products are irradiated for patient benefit. Gamma irradiation, at food-safe levels, minimizes the risk that clients, especially immunocompromised clients, might be exposed to potentially harmful bacteria. This ionizing radiation is a recognized and reputable control process that does not alter the chemical properties of the dried marijuana products.


Each CanniMed® product is thoroughly tested to meet requirements of the Food and Drugs Act for:


appropriate cannabinoid concentration (THC and CBD)
moisture level, or “water activity,” to ensure appropriateness for stability and usability
microbial purity (total bacterial and fungal activity), ensuring the product is free of E. coli, Salmonella and S. aureus
the presence of any metals and mycotoxins (Aflatoxin B1, B2, G1, G2 and Ochratoxin A)
CanniMed® pharmaceutical-grade cannabis products must pass a rigorous release process to ensure that these specifications are met. Product that does not meet these stringent quality requirements is not released for client use. Our products are traceable from the starting plant material up to the client package assigned lot numbers in the unlikely event of a recall.


Does it have to be irradiated or is it just what they are doing to kill it? This is scary shit!

As an aside, they sell in 10g and 30g sizes @ $9-$12/g

WOW!!!!
 

WHATFG

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Has anyone ever heard of anyone getting sick from smoking/using mouldy marihuana? To be honest, I never heard of aflatoxins until I started visiting this site. Salmonella!!!!!E.Coli!!!!! What the fuck are they doing to the plant to make that stuff want to grow? I'd now be concerned that they might not nuke it enough and then I do get sick!!! The irony eh!
 

Magenta Thumb

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According to the " Safety issues concerning the medical use of cannabis and cannabinoids" paper you can find here:
https://www.pulsus.com/journals/JnlSupToc.jsp?sCurrPg=journal&jnlKy=7&supKy=393
...the main concern is Aspergillus.

PPS and Bedrocan are likely not doing anything to make it grow more than t naturally does. Bacteria and moulds are normally present. They are probably on your skin and in your GI tract right now. In fact, without the irradiation treatment, it would be very odd not to see them during testing of final product. What matters is how much is there, which is what the testing is supposed to reveal and the irradiation guarantees will not be a post harvest problem.
 

Kootenaygirl

Active Member
If you had to irradiate, that would be a deal breaker for us. Never. Even milling would be distasteful. Some how I bet that zero crystal was recovered by PPS from that process, awful.
 

leaffan

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I dont think anyone wants to irradiate, but I don't think there will be a choice. if you can get your current product tested you will have the answer.
 

Kootenaygirl

Active Member
Wow. Would not be this far in to the process if that was what I thought. Hope your wrong, really? This would be great news for the black market. The entire program will fail if that is the case.
 

leaffan

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I dont think irradiation will dissuade customers. There will be some initial grumbling and outrage, but it will be eventually accepted as the norm.
Most of us use dried spices when we cook and thats all irradiated. I don't think it will be the issue that kills the program.
Wouldn't a blind test be a fun thing to try on this issue?
 

Magenta Thumb

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True? Citations would be helpful. Also, I am still not clear how extensive the milling is. It sounds like something that would make it a powder like flour, but if the picture they show at https://www.facebook.com/CanniMed?hc_location=stream is the final product, it looks more "crumbled" than "milled" so the mill might be a coarse one rather than a fine one. I have dealt with various mills in my career and it is possible that the pictured material has been "milled". And that stuff looks green to my inexpert eye.
 

leaffan

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I shouldn't have added "true" in my brief reply. I have not seen irradiated product, except pictures. I assumed (yeah I know) that Kootenaygirl has.
 

redi jedi

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I saw and tried around 2007, brown and tasted weird. Milling was okay for rolling, similar to hand grinder.
I highly doubt the colour and taste was a result of being irradiated, most of the fruits and vegetables we consume these days are irradiated for the same reason.

Not promoting gamma ray cannabis just fyi
 

Magenta Thumb

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I saw and tried around 2007, brown and tasted weird. Milling was okay for rolling, similar to hand grinder.
Thanks, that clarified it for me.

I see from the their Facebook page that CML received a smidgen of positive feedback for their 17:1 from a patient going by " Alishams Hassam". Maybe they've learned something in the last 6 years?
 

pfk182

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Whats the point of iritiating medicine when the natural thing with organic supplement is better than whats in our tabacco?? our facility wont be iritiating our medicine.
 
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