Alec Dixon

Cofounder & Director of Client Relations, SC Labs

Alec Dixon is a US Navy veteran and Co-Founder/Director of Client Relations of SC Laboratories. Alecs’ work with SC Labs includes educational outreach and support, data/trend analysis, and working with clients through root cause analysis and environmental assessment through regulatory compliance testing fails and through troubleshooting and investigation. Alec’s past 2 decades of experience and service to the Cannabis plant; from cultivation, to hydroponic retail sales/consulting, to being inundated within the Science of Cannabis and patient focused treatments has led him to become a leading expert in the field.

 

Get to know Alec

Q: What excites you about cannabis being added to the annual competitions at the California State Fair? 
A: For the first time, the California State Fair will honor Cannabis and the range of expression/diversity this great plant offers. Through such recognition, the CA State Fair will finally be able to help reframe this historically misunderstood plant into the mainstream light it deserves as a proud and respected staple in the California agricultural landscape.  Cannabis is as American as apple pie and it’s a sign of the times to see the California State Fair honor this cherished plant.

Q: What do you think makes the California cannabis landscape/industry unique? 
A: Cannabis, the great bioaccumulator or phytoremediator of the 21st century, is now actively tested to a level no crop has ever been tested for regarding quality and purity. Through the lense of analytical chemistry, we are learning how to utilize this plant most effectively for its medicinal potential and range of effects.  In addition, Cannabis being planted in various regions of CA is helping to expose many of the invisible, dirty secrets of the “Green Revolution” in agriculture. Cannabis being planted among various regions of the state is challenging and in turn, forcing reform, among a variety of conventional agriculture practices, such as the ubiquitous over-application of pesticides and fungicides on crops adjacent to where Cannabis is grown.

Q: What’s ONE thing you wish more people knew about cannabis?
A: There is so much more to Cannabis than THC alone. Current market focus almost exclusively honors THC in determining quality, which is a sign of the adolescence of the market in establishing tools to evaluate quality. Total preserved terpene content and relative cannabinoid-to-terpene ratios in the future will establish much better tools to evaluate quality and the range of effects that patients and consumers can search for and experience with Cannabis.