Two research have discovered contaminants in a excessive share of medical hashish samples in Maine.
Vern Malloch of the state’s Workplace of Hashish Coverage mentioned 127 samples had been examined just lately, and 45 % failed for yeast, mould and pesticides.
“It’s alarming as a result of, A, that it’s so excessive,” Malloch mentioned. “And B, I feel it’s alarming as a result of of us don’t know. And I feel of us assume that what they’re shopping for from a regulated market is examined and is freed from contamination like this, and it’s merely not the case.”
One other research by Nova Analytic Labs discovered 20 % of 1,400 samples failed for pesticides. Lab officers mentioned the precise price is probably going increased as a result of the testing was voluntary.
Not like the state’s adult-use market, there isn’t a mandated testing for medical hashish. Officers with Maine’s Workplace of Hashish Coverage mentioned the Legislature ought to give them the authority to require testing and monitoring.
This text seems by a media partnership with Maine Public.
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