Category Archives: pesticides

Oregon’s Cannabis Lab Testing System Flunks State Audit

Oregon cannabis labs were once national leaders but now their problems are mounting—and a new report issued this week makes them all too clear. The state of Oregon is not verifying results generated by its licensed cannabis labs, which can lead to the risk of lab bribery and the possibility of product contamination. Oregon Secretary […]

Seattle’s Leading Pot Shop Launches Random Product Testing

Seattle’s busiest cannabis retailer is taking lab testing into its own hands, launching a program this month that tests random products on store shelves for heavy metals and pesticides—and then removes any products that fail. Each month, Uncle Ike’s, which operates three Seattle-area locations, will randomly select five products from its inventory and pay to […]

Report Shows Nearly 90 Percent of Illegal Cannabis Farms Use Toxic Pesticides

According to new reports from federal authorities and researchers, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of illegal marijuana grows in California that are using dangerous pesticides. As a result, researchers said these illegal grows are harming animals and poisoning water sources. Increase in Dangerous Chemicals As reported by the Associated Press, new […]

5 Ways Your Weed Could Be Contaminated

Unless you’re purchasing your cannabis in a legal state with strict lab testing requirements, there is a chance your weed could be contaminated. It is worth noting, however, that the cannabis sold in dispensaries may just have been lab tested for cannabinoid and terpene content and not contaminants. So just because a product in a dispensary […]

What Are You Smoking? Episode 47: Ethan Russo and What’s in Your Cannabis

Today on the show, Will and Bailey are joined by storied cannabis researcher and neurologist Dr. Ethan Russo. Dr. Russo has authored dozens of papers and books about the medical potential of cannabis, and currently serves as Director of Research and Development for the International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute. On the latest episode of What Are […]