All Oregon Cannabis Must Now Be Tested For Pesticides

Public response to keep the testing rules as they were was overwhelming

As of Thursday, the Oregon Health Authority is requiring that all cannabis product batches be tested for pesticides, as the state’s temporary rules governing pesticides expire and permanent rules take over.

In keeping with its reputation for being the strictest state in the union when it comes pesticides, the permanent rules also apply to untested product that was collected for sampling before August 30.

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC), which oversees the state’s legal weed issues, explained in a notice:

“In October 2016, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission issued a finding that the pesticide testing requirement would be lowered to a minimum of one-third of batches of usable marijuana within every harvest lot, due to insufficient lab capacity.”

When the state proposed those possible changes to testing protocols for cannabis, they sought public input. Public response to keep the testing rules as they were, and not lower them, was overwhelming.

Oregonians, per Oregon Cannabis Connection, want the state to help protect the public from contaminated products.


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