Why does medical cannabis need to be irradiated?
Medical cannabis flower is a natural, organic product therefore meaning it is not naturally sterile. Like any plant- bugs, microbes or spores maybe present. When the cannabis is consumed via a vaporiser these extra elements are often removed during the heating process. Or, for many patients their immune systems are strong enough that consuming small doses of microbes poses no impact.
What are the benefits of irradiated medical cannabis?
For patients who are chronically ill or suffering from a comprised immune system, consuming medical cannabis which has spores or microbes however can be potentially harmful. Therefore, irradiated medical cannabis which has been through the radiation process ensures the medical cannabis is sterile and does not pose any risk. This can be particularly important for patients who use medical cannabis as part of their treatment for conditions such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, or other immunodeficiency disorders. Irradiation can also extend the shelf life of medical cannabis by reducing the growth of mould and other harmful contaminants that can cause the product to degrade over time.