24/7 Newsfeed

Put Reason 24/7 on Your Site


Follow Reason 24/7 on Twitter and via RSS

New Law Says Medical Marijuana Sold From Oregon Dispensaries Must Be Tested For Pesticides

Oregon’s new law creating a registry of medical marijuana dispensaries comes with a key provision aimed at protecting patients: cannabis sold in these establishments must be tested for pesticide, mold and mildew. 

The requirement represents the latest frontier in states’ evolving approach to regulating marijuana. Twenty states, and Washington, D.C., allow marijuana for medicinal use, but Oregon is among only a handful that require cannabis testing. Nationally, advocates have lobbied states with medical marijuana laws to mandate lab tests for a range of impurities and even potency, arguing that consumers deserve detailed information about the drug before consuming it. 

Source: The Oregonian. Read full article. (link)

Editor's Note: We invite comments and request that they be civil and on-topic. We do not moderate or assume any responsibility for comments, which are owned by the readers who post them. Comments do not represent the views of Reason.com or Reason Foundation. We reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason at any time. Report abuses.

  • ΘJΘʃ de águila||

    You stupid fuckers that begged to be taxed and regulated for pot sales!