More Than 20% Of Hawaii Medical Marijuana Products Rejected For Sale

Rejected marijuana is either destroyed or broken down into oils and retested

The state’s first and largest medical marijuana testing lab says that more than one-fifth of the cannabis products it tests in the islands are rejected for sale.

“About 20 to 30 percent gets rejected, fails the compliance test. And I would say that 95 percent of that is from biological organisms,” said Michael Covington, chief operations officer for Steep Hill Hawaii.

The state has required rigorous testing of medical cannabis products since medical marijuana dispensaries opened last year.


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