Before you toke up in Oregon, make sure your marijuana is properly tested.
Earlier this week, the Oregon Health Authority is requiring that all cannabis product batches be tested for pesticides, as Oregon’s temporary rules governing pesticides expire and permanent rules move into place. Permanent rules also apply to untested products that collected for sampling before August 30th of this year.
“In October 2016, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission issued a finding that the pesticide testing requirement would be lowered to a minimum of one-third of batches of usable marijuana within every harvest lot, due to insufficient lab capacity.”
Oregon proposed the changes and public response to the testing rules was overwhelmingly in favor of keeping the rules in place.
The Oregon Cannabis Connection is working to help protect the public from contaminated products.
Despite their efforts to test for contaminated products, in June contaminated marijuana was still being sold.
The state is ramping up efforts to test and increasing the number of labs that test for pesticides.