You may have read recent reports of bacteria and fungus being found in California cannabis. While these reports are heartbreaking, it comes as no surprise for those working in the cannabis industry. This problem is certainly not a new issue, just one that has become a major focus as other states legalize and regulate cannabis.
Cannabis has been grown illegally for so many decades, that most growers have become accustomed to cultivating with whichever pesticides get the job done. But now, as more extensive testing is required, many growers are realizing that their farming techniques have actually been introducing bad chemicals to their beloved cannabis plants.
Cannabis is a desirable plant for many little critters, and often cultivators will use an extreme method to rid their plants of these pests. The problem is that certain pesticides and fungicides, like Eagle 20 for example, contain myclobutanil, which does not pose a threat when eaten by humans, but can be deadly if smoked.
Every state with legal cannabis has been forced to reconsider everything they knew about pesticide regulation, as cannabis is not a typical consumable by any stretch of the imagination. If the bud is not grown properly, patients can be exposed to mold, mites, and noxious chemicals.
How Yerba Grows Healthy Buds
Yerba’s network of farms are run by cannabis cultivators with decades of experience. The difference is that these cultivators have also been acutely aware and highly opposed to the Wild West approach in cannabis farming. Having provided medicine to thousands of patients with life-threatening conditions gives us a perspective of safety in medicine.
The Yerba network of cannabis farms is proud to grow cannabis to the absolute highest standards, even beyond the rules and regulations of Washington and Oregon state laws.
While cannabis cannot officially be classified as “organic” due to federal regulations, the safety techniques and farming etiquette put forth by the National Organic Program have guided our cultivators since the beginning.
So when you consume flower and concentrates from Yerba, be confident that your health is in caring hands. Our dispatchers, drivers, cultivators and producers are all deeply committed to maintaining the best cannabis patient community in Northern California.
And it all starts with the love and attention we give our cannabis plants!
Yerba takes great pride in building a responsible cannabis community. We encourage you to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to keep up to date on all of the information and opportunities we offer.
And of course, you can explore the cannabis available at Yerba.org!