Oregon awaits pesticide regulation eagerly

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English: A sign warning about pesticide exposure.
English: A sign warning about pesticide exposure. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dispensary owners, caretakers and other marijuana producers have been cut a lot of slack since the recent legalization of recreational cannabis. According to The Oregonian, the state has taken action and all inventory will require lab testing for 60 different pesticides starting in June.

Mowgli Holmes, the owner of Phylos Bioscience, recommends the state begin testing for at least 10 to 12 of the most commonly used pesticides immediately.


“The problem is these pesticide testing rules don’t make any sense and can’t be followed,” Holmes said. “Stuff is going onto the shelves and it looks like they have been testing for pesticides and it hasn’t been tested for pesticides.”

To read more about the new pesticide regulations in Oregon, check out the full story.