Article by Travis Cesarone, Cannabis Life Network
The Canadian province of British Columbia (BC) is well known for its cannabis, once infamously coined BC Bud. For the most part, the province is still home to some of North America’s highest quality cultivars of cannabis. Will research and development allow BC to jump ahead with its cannabis reputation?
BC Bud booms – climate and culture
Is it a surprise that certain forefronts of cannabis research can be found in a region ripe with cultivation?
BC bud allegedly made its famous origins in the lush Kootenay region, tucked into the wild southeastern corner of the province. BC’s lower mainland later became an iconic cultivation hub. An ideal culture in this region sparked up a booming cannabis influx. Next to these ideal societal conditions, cannabis prospers at sea level on BC’s populated and sub-tropic west coast. For some time now, BC’s cannabinoid-filled heart has been prestigious in its attempt to drive research and development.
A forefront of cannabis research
Last year, this author made forty phone calls to every approved lab in Canada, at least the ones west of Quebec, regarding smoke and vapour analysis tests. No lab could provide this type of test for cannabis. Brick walls were constantly met amidst the vaping crisis that was prevalent at the time.
However, over 100 additional labs have since been approved for cannabis research. And, one of those labs now possesses the ability to analyze cannabis smoke inquiry.
CBDV is an outlier, breaking beyond typical compliance testing that only focuses on the basics of safety. Now we can quantify the health risks specific to bone-dry cannabis or vape pods. Cannabis smoke rich in toxic levels of aldehydes or ammonia will be noticeably poisonous to many consumers compared to clean, marketable buds. For that reason, smoke analyses cross-over from safety into the realm of cannabis quality. Currently, Health Canada‘s compliances only require producers to test for much narrower parameters.
Preserving secret profiles
One will discover deeper mysteries hidden within cannabis’s profile if they continue through CBDV’s field of exciting interests. Processors and producers are keen on analyzing unknown micro-components that truly define famous varieties of bud. CBDV has cleverly coined themselves in the likeness of a rare cannabinoid that can be crucial for treating certain types of epilepsy.