Pesticide Contamination a Growing Concern for Cannabis Producers

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As cannabis use gains greater acceptance throughout the world — including for use in healthcare and other care settings — it’s more important than ever to establish more comprehensively uniform standards for preventing contaminants — including pesticides and herbicides — from entering into the crops being produced for use in a variety of products.

Jon Baumunk, appearing in Green Entrepreneur, presents an informative and useful overview of the impending threat of cannabis contaminants becoming public health threats if more focused moves aren’t taken to address safety in the cultivation and mass production of cannabis. The author, entrepreneur and faculty member at The Evergreen State College says:

Although many consumers still assume that cannabis products are inherently safe, clearly heightened concerns are emerging about the safety of cannabis purchased in state-licensed stores. In response, Colorado and California have begun to impose stricter cannabis testing requirements.

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