LONG BEACH, Calif. – California’s legal cannabis industry has been blooming for years but the way Nate Winokur sees it, there is still so much more to learn about the plant.
“Really, we’ve had very little time, less than 30 years to fully evaluate how this plant and these chemicals interact with our bodies,” Winokur said. He has spent two decades working in the cannabis industry. He’s a member of the Long Beach Collective Association and he also helped launch BelCosta Labs, which tests marijuana.
Winokur learned about the ins and outs of the cannabis industry on his own. There is no formal education offered but there are a lot of regulations businesses must follow. “For instance, in a laboratory where I work, there are a lot of very strict requirements for who can work in what position depending on what levels of education and work experience that they have,” he said.
Published: August 18, 2020