After several reports of people becoming ill after ingesting marijuana-infused foodstuffs in Colorado back in May of last year, the state initiated a regulation that requires all of those types of products to be tested for quality assurance purposes.
“For us, it always goes back to public safety,” said Lewis Koski, director of Colorado’s Marijuana Enforcement Division. “It’s a necessary next step for us to ensure that the product is what it says it is on the labels.”
Even though marijuana has been sold over-the-counter for medicinal dedications for several years in several states (and now for recreational purposes in four states), the act of having the end product tested for potency and purity are relatively new.
And now that states such as Colorado and Washington are making the testing of marijuana and its derived products mandatory, it’s being discovered that there is a lot of rank among the dank.
According to an analysis from a certified testing lab in Colorado, they are finding that while most of the buds submitted for examination are quite potent, some are also covered in fungus while others contain traces of butane.
The states which are requiring that marijuana for retailing purposes is tested have licensed private labs to analyze the end products. Said labs charge the marijuana manufacturers a fee for the testing process. Buyers of the bud and foodstuffs can find a portion of the results, such as the product’s potency, printed on packaging, while others are accessible upon demand by the consumer.
Play it safe and ensure you’re always aware of what you’re toking on or choking down. 😉
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