Outdoor growing risks have not been properly evaluated with regards to ensuring a consistent and quality supply for human and medical use. Wholesalers and retailers have large risks, and therefore obligations to ensuring quality raw materials that are free from molds, aphids, heavy metals and pesticides should be of the utmost importance.
The inherent risk of infected crops for all of these health risks should be driving growers indoors. As consumers become educated about product sourcing and the various governmental organizations begin setting purity rules, the move to mitigate these risks will be paramount.
Plus, every outdoor farm in the country harvests at the same time which means by the time June comes around, the quality of the product’s actives (terpenes and cannabinoids) has dropped significantly and therefore the product is not as potent.