Message To Our Ohana
To Our Aloha Green Apothecary Ohana
Why Is There Ethanol In Our Cartridges?
After purging solvents some residual amounts will remain. Our target level of ethanol was previously 5000ppm (parts per million) or 0.5%. This is based on the FDA and pharmaceutical guidelines for ethanol. The Hawaii State Department of Health does not have a testing limit for ethanol. In light of recent findings, Hawaii licensees have been working with the Hawaii State Department of Health to create standards in ethanol residuals.
What Is Considered A Safe Amount Of Ethanol? And Why Is There Inconsistencies In Testings?
We have provided our full compliance reports of ethanol levels which was not published, but many of our cartridges are already well below 1,000ppm including the cartridges recently tested. But these results were not shared. Over time, ethanol evaporates leaving behind a lower amount of residuals. We are unclear to why or how an additional amount of ethanol was found in the same batches SPAMC oil we tested.
Up until this point, there are no studies on the effects inhalation of cannabis products that contain ethanol. Although there are no industry standards in Hawaii for ethanol, we have committed to lowering our target level of ethanol in future SPAMC cartridges to 1,000ppm (0.1%) or less.
Is There Any Lead In My Cartridge?
In addition, our current full compliance testing includes heavy metals for each of our SPAMC oils. The state has a limit of 6ppm for lead. Up to date certificates of analysis are available for viewing at each dispensary. As of this writing, Aloha Green has never tested positive for any lead in our products. We stand by the safety of our hardware.
While we understand that this news may sound concerning, please know that Aloha Green Apothecary’s products have always been in compliance with the Hawaii State Department of Health’s product standards. Patient safety is our number one priority and we will continue to lead the local medical cannabis community with our best foot forward. Please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments.
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