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Oregon Considering Stop-Gap Testing Rules For Most Common Cannabis Pesticides

State public health officials are exploring the possibility of imposing stop gap testing rules that would target the most commonly used pesticides in marijuana production.

The state has already crafted a set of rules significantly more thorough than what’s in place now, however those regulations don’t go into affect until next June. At the urging of a Portland scientist, Mowgli Holmes, state officials on Monday said they will consider implementing transitional rules that could go into place as early as January.

Oregon’s current rules for pesticide analysis are broad and don’t target the chemicals cannabis producers commonly use to defeat mites, mold and mildew. What’s more, a cottage industry of marijuana labs has operated without oversight or regulation, allowing them to pick and choose which pesticides to include in their routine screenings. [Read more at the Portland Oregonian]


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