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PostSubject: Marijuana can be covered in pesticides, fungi, and mould -- even if it's legal   Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:39 pm

There is no known lethal dose of marijuana, which means it can't kill you. But the stuff that gets sprayed or grows organically on pot buds can.



Studies show that marijuana sampled across the US carries unsafe levels of pesticides, mould, fungi, and bacteria. Earlier this year, Colorado recalled hundreds of batches that tested positive for banned pesticides.

It's unclear how much cannabis, whether purchased legally in a dispensary or bought from a college roommate's cousin's friend, is at risk. But as the industry goes mainstream, experts suggest it's time legal weed gets quality assurance.

Educating consumers on what they're smoking might be the first step, according to scientists at Steep Hill Labs, a leading cannabis science and technology firm in Berkeley, California.

In 2016, Reggie Gaudino, vice president of scientific operations at Steep Hill, set out on a scientific experiment. He visited three brick-and-mortar dispensaries in the Bay Area and bought at least five samples of cannabis flower from each.

https://au.finance.yahoo.com/news/marijuana-covered-pesticides-fungi-mould-042600228.html
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