Technology Allows Users to Detect Toxins in Cannabis


Consumers are wary of potential toxins in what they eat, drink, and inhale.  Fortunately, one manufacturer has developed a hand-held, portable analyzer for individual use which will detect toxins.

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The company, CDx, Inc., says their product MyDx “leverages the latest in electronic nose nanotechnology to accurately measure chemicals of interest in nearly any solid, liquid, or gas sample, anywhere, anytime.”    NASA has used the underlying technology for 15 years to test air quality for astronauts.

According to the company, CDx has developed four different sensors for air, water, food and cannabis.  Of the four, Canna Dx for cannabis is the only one on the market as of April 2016.  This battery-operated analyzer, which fits in the user’s back pocket, produces a complete chemical analysis of the raw cannabis flower, including cannabis potency (% THC), other cannabinoids (such as CBD and CBN) as well as over twenty terpenes.  These represent the most medically relevant compounds found in cannabis.

Canna Dx not only allows individual users to test for pesticides in pot, but also provides distributors a tool for real-time quality control.  The federal government doesn’t mandate medical cannabis testing, so the supply chain and the consumer must be proactive in checking product.

But there’s more.  The Canna DX also includes a tracking journal of analyses as well as how each strain of cannabis made the user feel, whether used for relaxation or medical symptom relief.  The data captured enables users to predict how a strain will make them feel and which of their symptoms it will relieve. Users can then find the strain that works best for them.

As consumer trust in government protection against toxins wains, individuals have the power to protect themselves using handheld sensors to detect pesticides in the products they inhale.

Find the best deals and dispensaries dispensaries here.  Ask about the different chemical make-ups of your strains.


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