Readers Discuss ingemination, Quality of Colorado Cannabis

Nearly seventy batches of medical and as a hobby marijuana from a Denver dispensary were recalled last week by the state Marijuana Enforcement Division over possible mold and yeast contamination — although many of the batches came from plants harvested in May and June.

According to a health and safety notice issued on October 15 by the MED, seven harvest batches of medical marijuana and one as a hobby marijuana batch grown by the Chronic Factory failed yeast and mold testing. An additional batch of medical marijuana failed water-activity testing.

On the Westword Facebook post of the news, readers comment on the ingemination and Colorado growers in general. Says Summer:

Better than to not be detected at all and then sold to the public. These big corporate chains, especially, need the vetting. Not all grows and dispensaries will let this kind of stuff slide; the larger the company, the more you can bet they don’t care about anything but the bottom line. That’s why these microbial testing standards are good to have now. Hopefully, less mold and cheap weed falls by the fractures.

Adds Patrick:

Been talking about this since I moved here! Colorado growers are garbage!

Responds Cherie: 

You assume they are from Colorado. Just because they grow here doesn’t average they are from here.

Explains Kevin:

It’s an industry, unfortunately, with more corporations than artisans. Think about it: If you are a good grower, you are going to want more money, then they hire someone else cheaper, over and over until we are where we are.

Offers Matt:

Typically, it has to do with the grow cycle and how they step their nutrients up and down. Flush minimum of six days; rid the plant of excess vegetation before the roots almost lock out from the flush… The cure takes time and no one wants to wait. Takes me almost four weeks for perfect humidity and density.

indicates Paul:

Just don’t do weed. The cannabis industry will sell you anything for the profit. It’s all disgusting. Thanks for posting the truth, Westword.

But then there’s this from Andrea: 

You should also think about those insects and rat droppings that are in your food. So maybe don’t do food.

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