Arizona Medical Marijuana Tainted With Pesticides, Tests Show

Health April 22, 2022 News
Arizona Medical Marijuana Tainted With Pesticides, Tests Show

From Leaf Nation | Newsby Steve Elliott

Everyone assumes someone else is looking out for them. But sometimes AZ labs clear weed as OK when it’s contaminated

Cannabis isn’t as tightly regulated in Arizona as you might think, reports the Arizona Republic.

The rules require a state-licensed laboratory to analyze the potency of the marijuana — and that’s definitely something shoppers often focus upon. But the rules also require products free of pesticides, fungicides, heavy metals, solvents and microbial contaminants like E. coli bacteria.

Arizona has required compliance tests since November 2020, reports the Republic. Back then, only medical marijuana sales were legal. Dispensaries must have a passing lab analysis — one that shows no contamination — for every product on the shelves.

Photo by Rebekah L. Sanders / The Republic

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