Can certified ‘Ganjiers’ do for cannabis what sommeliers do for wine? Program aims to find out

First, Kelly Moses used a jeweler’s loupe to study her assigned cannabis flower, checking for contaminants and analyzing the microscopic hairs that contain the plant’s important compounds.

Next, the 24-year-old from Long Beach inhaled deeply, detecting the flower’s light but pleasing notes of mango and buttery cake.

Finally, she added the mysterious flower sample to her pipe, lit it up and took a hit. After noting the complex flavor profile, she allowed time to assess the high that washed over her.

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