The way the cannabis industry is progressing these days it is getting to the point we wouldn’t be surprised if we found asbestos in cannabis packaging next !
Are rolling paper producing companies sourcing their papers or outsourcing the manufacture of their papers to China ? –
SC laboratories state in the survey.. The products used for the study were purchased from Amazon and various retailers in Santa Cruz.
We can’t imagine US or Canadian rolling paper manufacturers would have lead anywhere near their products.. this sounds very much like a China connection to us
Ganjapreneur report on this rather disturbing development that reveals …
An analysis by California’s SC Laboratories Inc. of 101 rolling papers found at least one heavy metal in 90 percent of the papers tested with 8 percent containing at least one heavy metal in “concentrations above the allowable limits” in the state for inhalable cannabis products.
Lead was the most commonly detected heavy metal in the products “by a considerable margin,” the report says.
Pesticides were detected in 16 percent of the samples with 5 percent containing levels over the allowable limits. In all, 11 percent of the 118 total rolling papers included in the study “would fail above the action limits for inhalable products” in the state.
The study included 70 rolling papers, 25 pre-rolled cones, 20 wraps, and three cellulose-based papers. Of the rolling papers and cones, just one each exceeded California action limits for heavy metals, while eight of the wraps – 40 percent of those tested – exceeded state limits. All three of the cellulose papers tested exceeded action limits.
For pesticides, none of the rolling papers or cellulose-based papers tested exceeded action limits, and just one of the 20 cones tested exceeded the limits. However, four of the 19 wraps tested 0 21 percent – exceeded state limits.
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