US (MA): "Low quality cannabis the result of growers' struggles"

Following his piece on the cannabis connoisseurs decrying the quality of Massachusetts’ bud, Boston Globe cannabis reporter Dan Adams joined Boston Public Radio Monday to share why Bay State cannabis gets a bad rap.

“The truth is just across the board, fairly or unfairly, there’s this perception that the cannabis available at licensed dispensaries here is just overall not of good quality,” Adams said. “And that even if there are good strains here and there, it’s a crapshoot.”

But growers say cultivating cannabis plants in Massachusetts means they have to contend with more hurdles than farmers out west. Due to the state’s colder climate, many growers require indoor growhouses for successful crops, unlike operations in more temperate states like Oregon and Washington, where cannabis crops can largely be grown outdoors. Indoor growers have to finetune their ventilation, air conditioning, humidity controls and watering cycle in order to perfect their crops.

“Cannabis can be a very fickle plant,” Adams said. “It really wants very certain conditions to get the highest quality, but you can — out of the genetics you have out of the seed or the clone that you’ve started off — you really need to grow it carefully. So as the market was booting up, it just took growers time to sort of dial in all those procedures and get it right.”

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