Washington: Proposed pesticide, heavy-metal testing rules ..faces fightback from producers

A Washington state proposal to require growers to test their recreational marijuana for pesticides and heavy metals is encountering blowback from industry officials who argue it would drive up their costs and force them to offer fewer cannabis products.

“Not enacting quality controls puts Washington at the distinct disadvantage of being the only state with adult-use cannabis that is not tested for pesticides and heavy metals,” Casey Schaufler, policy and rules coordinator for the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB), said at a public hearing earlier this month.

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Proposed pesticide, heavy-metal testing rules in Washington state roil marijuana cultivators


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