Regulators in California are rejecting a “concerning” number of cannabis oil vape cartridges for lead contamination, according to a Leafly report.
California implemented new, more stringent testing standards starting January 1. Under the new rules, lead limits were lowered to 0.5 parts per million. That’s the strictest standard in the world — Washington’s current limit, for instance, is 1.2 parts per million.
Experts say that lead is a “boogeyman metal.” There is no level of lead that is considered safe, which is why there has been such a strong movement over the last 50 years to remove lead from everything from paint to gasoline.
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