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King County Council Member Wants a Testing Program for Banned Pesticides in Recreational Weed

King County Council Member Wants a Testing Program for Banned Pesticides in Recreational Weed

Ana Sofia KnaufAug 30, 2016

The King County Council will meet tomorrow afternoon to discuss an ordinance for a county-wide program to test recreational marijuana for banned pesticides.

Pesticides have become a headache for cannabis growers and conscious consumers over the last year. Although the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board allows growers to use 271 approved pesticides, many of which are naturally-derived products such as neem and thyme oils, some products sold in recreational cannabis stores have still tested positive for prohibited pesticides.

According to a staff report, the King County Board of Health noted that contaminated products sold a recreational cannabis stores “could constitute a significant threat to public health and safety.”

King County Council Member Wants a Testing Program for Banned Pesticides in Recreational Weed






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