[FWD: Re: AAMC: Establishing a test or an assay for MMJ quality control]

Sheree M. Krider



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Subject: Re: AAMC: Establishing a test or an assay for MMJ quality


From: Leyona <Leyona@hawaii.rr.com>

Date: Thu, July 16, 2009 6:26 pm

To: Art Livermore <art@explorastore.com>

Cc: aamcnewtalk@drugsense.org


You might want to add FLORIDE to that list

Keep up the awesome work!

On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 6:40 AM, Art Livermore <art@explorastore.com> wrote:

> —————————————————————————

> AAMC is very interested in this topic. Does anyone have suggestions about

> common contaminants that should be tested for in a certification program?




> Arthur Livermore


> National Director


> American Alliance for Medical Cannabis


> 44500 Tide Avenue


> Arch Cape, OR 97102 USA


> Phone: 503-436-1882


> Email: national.director@letfreedomgrow.com









> —————————————————————————-

> ————————-


> From: Casey

> Date: Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 3:32 PM

> Subject: Establishing a test or an assay for MMJ


> Hello,


> I’m in the process of developing a test or an assay to control the quality

> of medicinal cannabis in order to promote uniformity and informed use

> through a certification program, and I saw a quote from your husband’s

> email

> to ProCon.org in 2002. It’s listed here

> <
http://medicalmarijuana.procon.org/viewanswers.asp?questionID=000335> ,

> and

> in it he says,



> "Many of the major university labs are equipped to characterize and assay

> [chemically analyze] agricultural samples. With certified assays and

> testing, medical cannabis could be properly packaged and labeled for

> patient

> use.


> Cannabis prohibition prevents medical growers from access to laboratories

> that could conduct proper assays. There is, at present, no Good

> Manufacturing Practices, nor FDA oversight.


> Well capitalized pharmaceutical ventures such as GW Pharmaceuticals in

> England who possess a government license to grow medical cannabis can and

> do

> conduct comprehensive tests to insure consistent quality and purity of

> their

> medical product…


> I was hoping you might know what the most important items to test for in

> order to ensure healthy usage. So far the plan is to include THC, CBN,

> arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead, and mercury. Please let me know if you

> can

> think of any other common contaminants that would be present in cannabis.

> Also as part of our program we are hoping to have medical professionals

> advise us on what exactly makes medicinal cannabis high quality and safe.


> Thanks for you time


> Casey




> P.S. If there is someway to get the rest of that email I would appreciate

> it, as he supports a testing/certification program according to the quote

> from the email.

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