Medical marijuana is often touted as a miracle treatment for those with terminal illnesses or those who have illnesses that severely affect their daily life. Medical marijuana can reduce the number of seizures for those with epilepsy, reduce symptoms of nausea for chemotherapy patients, lower anxiety and reduce pain levels for many.
But (there’s always a but) if medical marijuana isn’t properly grown, cured and stored, it can create serious problems for patients with suppressed immune systems.
Mold, which is regularly found on marijuana, can, if not eradicated, cause:
- Severe allergy or asthma symptoms
- Skin disorders
- Pulmonary Infections or pneumonia
It’s an important ethic among commercial marijuana growers to produce a product that is as safe as possible for consumers and patients. Fortunately, there is emerging cannabis drying technology in the medical marijuana industry that can help ensure a mold-free product – all while protecting the quality of the marijuana.
One such technology is TRiQ’s Vulcan 50 drying system, the world’s first intelligent cannabis drying technology. The Vulcan is able to dry 200 lbs. of wet plant matter (50 lbs. of dry material) in 7-10 days, and is fully automated. Learn more about the Vulcan here.
Whatever process you use to protect your crop from the dangers of mold, it is undeniable that medical marijuana users deserve a pure product that eases, rather than contributes to, their symptoms. Because of the growing demand for medical marijuana, expect to see more drying systems such as these become available.