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WSDA Tests Show Frequent Illegal Pesticide Use on Cannabis

WSDA Tests Show Frequent Illegal Pesticide Use on Cannabis

Lester Black | Oct 29, 2018

Over 40 percent of the pot the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) tested between March of 2017 and July of 2018 showed illegal levels of pesticides, according to a new report from a group of medical cannabis advocates.

The state’s Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) has used the WSDA’s labs to test legal pot for pesticides for over three years. Patients United, the medical marijuana group that released the pesticide information, found that 43 percent of samples tested by the WSDA during a 16-month stretch contained either banned pesticides or illegal amounts of approved pesticides. Patients United said 37 percent of the 387 tests during that time period contained banned pesticides with some of the tests showing pot contained pesticides with over 90 times the allowable limit.

WSDA Tests Show Frequent Illegal Pesticide Use on Cannabis






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