California pot products seeing big safety testing failure rate

California pot products Viewing Large safety testing failure rate

LOS ANGELES — Nearly 20 percent of marijuana products in California have failed tests for potency and purity since the state began requiring the checks on July 1, a failure rate some in the industry say has more to do with unrealistic standards and technical glitches than protecting consumer safety.

The testing has been tough on cannabis-infused biscuits, candies and tinctures.

In much smaller numbers, testing businesses licensed by the state are discovering unacceptable levels of pesticides, solvents and germs, such as E. coli and salmonella, based on information provided to The Associated Press by the state Bureau of Cannabis Control.

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Released at Tue, 11 Sep 2018 21:15:00 +0000

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