SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) – This year’s historic wildfire season is not only affecting the local wine industry, it is also posing a threat to West Coast cannabis crops.
Some growers are already dealing with the loss of crops due to flames, while others are worried about the lingering smoke and ash in the air could impact the quality of their cannabis.
“It’s like everything had been rained on with ash. It was absolutely crazy to see,” said Wendy Kornburg, owner of Sunnabis Humbolt’s Full Sun Farms.
Her garden should produce between 200 and 400 pounds of marijuana a year but this year, she’s concerned some cannabis may not pass inspection.
“The main concern is that the product itself has ash on it and with the way ca regulations go, that becomes problematic because we will fail testing for foreign contaminants,” Kornburg said.
Most growers will have to send their crop to an extraction lab before it get’s tested for…