GQC Editorial Board
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Why ​is ​the ​cannabis ​that ​you ​have ​in ​laboratory ​called ​medical?

When discussing medical cannabis, it’s crucial to consider the nature of the patients who utilize it as therapy. Typically, we’re referring to individuals who are particularly fragile or ill, often with compromised immune systems. Therefore, it’s imperative that they receive a therapy that is completely sterile and safe. 

We label it “medical cannabis” because it’s cultivated and produced according to rigorous quality standards. This includes adhering to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) to ensure optimum quality. The entire process follows strict protocols, beginning with cultivation in a sterile environment where human presence is minimized. Additionally, hydroponic and aeroponic methods are employed to deliver nutrients directly to the roots, enhancing plant growth. Factors like light, humidity, and temperature are meticulously controlled at every stage of growth. 

Preventive measures are also in place to eliminate mold, viruses, and bacteria, including the use of gamma rays to sterilize products. It’s vital that there’s consistency in cannabinoid concentration and flower components from batch to batch. This requires a strict protocol starting with cultivation in certified sterile environments, where human presence is limited. 

These stringent quality control measures ensure that medical cannabis maintains its high standards throughout production. 

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