For the first few states that legalized adult-use cannabis, the early years have included a lot of learning on the fly in the early days of the industry. That’s especially true in the case of laboratory testing.
Earlier this year, Oregon issued some of the toughest testing rules in the country, aimed keeping pesticide-tainted cannabis off the store shelves. But as the Oregonian uncovered, the strict rules aren’t working 100%.
The paper decided to do a spot check on retail cannabis, testing a variety of samples purchased from Portland dispensaries. Per the rules issued by the state, cannabis flowers, extracts, and edibles must carry a label indicating they meet state pesticide standards. The products must be tested for 59 pesticides before they can be sold at any state-licensed dispensary.
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