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THE “SPOCK OF CANNABIS” IS A SUPER INTERESTING GUY

Mechanical engineer Darwin Millard, sometimes known as the “Spock of Cannabis,” works with clients to improve their extraction and manufacturing methods. He also chairs the National Cannabis Industry Association’s manufacturing committee.

We had really interesting conversation about why cannabis needs to adopt uniform technical standards in areas like testing and product remediation.
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Even within the industry, few people think about these arcane issues, but they matter in a big way.

  • For example, everyone involved in the U.S. hemp industry depends on producing a crop that contains less than 0.3% THC. But there’s no internationally recognized testing method to determine if hemp is “hot.” So, whether a farmer has to throw out her crop or not can depend on which test she uses.

Believe it or not, standards or the lack thereof, go a long way to determine everything from the industry’s environmental impact to how diverse it is. They may affect your business too.

Read the whole interview.