Impurities such as bacteria and mold caused 114 rejections

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Many California marijuana products failing safety tests

Privacy Policy Terms of Service Ad Choices Public FileLOS ANGELES (AP) Nearly 20 percent of marijuana products in California Canada Goose Online have canada goose clearance sale failed tests for potency and purity since the state started requiring the checks on July canada goose coats on sale1, a failure rate some in the industry say has more to do with unrealistic standards and canada goose uk outlet technical glitches than protecting consumer safety.The testing has been especially tough on cannabis infused cookies, candies and tinctures: About one third have been blocked from store shelves.In much smaller numbers, testing companies licensed by the state are finding unacceptable levels of pesticides, solvents and bacteria, including E. coli and salmonella, according to data provided to The Associated Press by the state Bureau of Cannabis Control.In the first two months, nearly 11,000 samples were tested and almost 2,000 failed. In some cases, the product must be destroyed. But many involve labeling issues that can be corrected. For example, a marijuana Canada Goose Outlet bud that tested to show a different potency than what on the label can be relabeled and sold with the canada goose uk black friday right specification.To the state, the strict testing program is largely doing what it was designed to do: identify marijuana buds, concentrates, munchies and canada goose other products that are in some way tainted and unsuitable Canada Goose Parka for eating or smoking.”Mandatory statewide testing is a Canada Goose sale new thing and it going to take some time for canadian goose jacket everything to run smoothly, but on the whole we pleased with how things are progressing,” Bureau of Cannabis Control spokesman Alex Traverso said.But as regulators consider recasting rules governing the nation largest legal pot economy, they are facing pressure to revamp testing requirements that are being alternately described as going too far, not far enough, or an overly costly burden.The California Growers Association, Canada Goose Coats On Sale an industry group, canada goose coats is among those concerned the state is forcing growers and manufacturers to hit too tiny a target when gauging levels of THC, the psychoactive chemical that causes marijuana high.Rules require the THC concentration come within 10percent of what is advertised on a product label. buy canada goose jacket Company executives say some products are being rejected after landing outside the margin by tiny amounts.The California Cannabis Manufacturers Association, another industry group, is pushing for changes that include allowing companies to challenge lab testing results.”Even if the lab admits it made an error, there is no way to change canada goose clearance those results,” uk canada goose said Bryce Berryessa, an association board member who is CEO of TreeHouse dispensary in Santa Cruz County and president of La Vida Verde, which produces infused cookies.”Labs are not perfect. Mistakes get made,” he said.At a state hearing last month, the Santa Ana based testing company Cannalysis urged regulators to broaden their rules to include a test used in food and pharmaceutical industries that uk canada goose outlet company officials say can detect a large number of potentially harmful species of mold and yeast not currentlycovered in state guidelines.The company has seen examples where mold was on cannabis but the sample passed state tests.Swetha Kaul, the company chief scientific officer who sits on the board of the California Cannabis Industry Association, said in an interview the state needs to “create a bigger net to catch things.”By limiting its required review to a few mold species the state is “essentially creating a loophole where every other species can get by,” she said.California began broad legal sales on Jan. 1 and gave companies six months to sell off stockpiles of marijuana, oils and edibles produced without strict testing requirements.The rules require all cannabis products to clear a range of tests at labs before reaching consumers, from ensuring THC is distributed evenly in chocolate bars to making sure buds have not been contaminated by fuzzy blankets of Canada Goose Black Friday sale mold.From July 1 through Aug. 29, labs tested 10,695 product batches and 1,904 were rejected, a failure rate of about 18 percent.Claims on the label, such as THC content, accounted for 65 percent of the failures, or 1,279 tests.This is how the rule works: If a bottled juice drink said on the label it was 25 percent apple juice, testers Canada Goose online would have to find that the concentration in the juice was within 10 percent of that mark, plus or minus. It the same with cannabis.Next in line: About 400 batches were flagged for unacceptable levels of pesticides. Impurities such as bacteria and mold caused 114 rejections.Ninety percent of canada goose black friday sale the buds that were tested cheap canada goose uk were sent on to shops, suggesting a mostly clean market for legal growers. The rejection rate was double that for concentrates: 20 percent of oils canada goose uk shop and “waxes” tested didn make the cut.

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