Alarming Amounts Of Myclobutanil Found In California Bud

The election proved victorious for California’s recreational cannabis industry and consumers – but with liberties, comes regulations.

A recent study by Steep Hill Labs, a global leader in cannabis testing and analytics, detected what could be a significant challenge for California’s cannabis growers. The issue lies with the new product testing requirements, which go into effect almost a year from now – in January 2018.

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According to Steep Hill, when they applied Oregon’s marijuana testing standards, 83{f1d755e3d686d84b3fba3fb9da3bc25d6eb08724c18385fd50146d58c836a6dd} of the Californian products tested would have failed.

As shown in the chart below, the largest imprint was from the myclobutanil pesticide, which is a compound that converts into toxic hydrogen cyanide when combusted.

Combustion takes place every time a cannabis smoker lights up.

Image Credit: The Cannabist

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Richard Lowe

Richard Lowe is a 14-year veteran of the financial sector with licenses as a commodity broker (Series 3) and investment advisor representative (IAR Series 65). Along with a focus on raising capital for the firms he was employed with, he also wrote and edited much of the content published by them. He holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts. He has been a longtime advocate for marijuana legalization due to the social injustices associated with marijuana prohibition and the strong potential for the medicinal benefits of cannabis.

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