Cannabis review website Gentleman Toker will shut down in October. The website’s founder, Joe Tierney, shared with the Washingtonian “I don’t feel good about the industry any longer.”
He also shared that as a result of the vaping crisis, he simply does not believe that there is a safe way to consume cannabis. He stated, “I think we’re gonna find out bad things about dabs. I think we’re going to find out bad things about edibles.” He also has reservations about edibles and cannot, in good conscience, recommend the products for individuals.
Tierney also added, that during a road trip to several states that have legalized marijuana, he came to the conclusion that there are issues with weed. He stated,
“Seventy to eighty percent of the products I found were to some degree of flawed, from slightly flawed to Oh my god this is horrible,” he says. “The industry as a whole doesn’t have a good handle on the health and safety of these products.”
He also indicates that he does not think “it’s safe to consume cannabis anywhere” after all his travels.
As for his website that is shutting down, he indicated:
“I went from wide-eyed and super excited to put my stamp on a brand new industry to being absolutely disgusted by it. One of my primary motivations is I need to be able to look myself in the eye and know I’m doing good, or at least a net neutral.” He also wrote in a newsletter, “it is possible there is NO safe vape to consume, and so I must advise you to STOP VAPING RIGHT NOW TODAY STOP IT.”