General Questions

DOES PHOTONIC DECONTAMINATION CHANGE THE FLOWER INTEGRITY?

No, photonic decontamination does not heat flower which cause premature decarboxylation of THC A

WHAT IS A COLONY FORMING UNIT (CFU)?
  • A measurement of the number of viable organisms on sample,  proportional to the number of colonies on a plate.
  • Some microbial colonies double every 20 minutes  (36x/day or 1080/month)!
  • Consider time to dispensary and shelf time to sale
  • It is critical to understand the risks associated with re-growth of supposedly “cleaned product”.
What is Botrytis cineria (bud rot)?
  • It is necrotrophic – a pathogens that derive nutrients from dead or dying cells.
  • Botrytis travels through water, air, clothing, fertilizer, container and tools.
  • Botrytis thrives in humidity, soil and plants.

What is Powdery Mildew?
  • Is one of the most common blights to cannabis.
  • Containes the most carcinogen.
  • Powdery Mildew travels through water, air, clothing, fertilizer, container and tools.
  • Powdery Mildew thrives in humidity, soil and plants.

What is Fusarium? (aka the stealth bomber)
  • Out of sight, Out of mind  –  hard to detect, hidden in soil, acts as “stealth bomber”.
  • Form – comes in the form of plant & root rot.
  • Relentless – continuously infects the plant in form of wilt or root rot.
  • Visual Signature – its incredibly visual with white or grey foam on bud and leaves.
  • Fusarium travels through water, air, clothing, fertilizer, container and tools.
  • Fusarium thrives in humidity, soil and plants.

What is the Secret Shopper?
  • A secret Shopper is a regulator that poses as a shopper that secretly purchases products from dispensaries. The purchased product is then tested for microbial values on the flower.