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Thank Journalists for Your Soon-to-Be Pesticide-Free Pot

Thank Journalists for Your Soon-to-Be Pesticide-Free Pot

Tobias Coughlin-Bogue | SEP 21, 2016

On September 15, the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) announced a major consumer safety investment: a $1.15 million contract with the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) to screen the state’s cannabis for disallowed pesticides. Under the contract, the WSLCB will pay for the necessary equipment to screen cannabis for pesticides, along with two full-time employees to perform that testing. They estimate that they’ll be able to run about 75 samples a month and screen for more than 100 commonly used illegal pesticides. This is a big deal and long overdue.

Legalization, in theory, was supposed to provide us with a safer product, and indeed, every batch of legal cannabis is tested for potency, microbes, and fungi. But until recently, none of it was tested for pesticides.

Thank Journalists for Your Soon-to-Be Pesticide-Free Pot






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