According to a recently released report by cannabis testing company Anresco Laboratories, up to 80% of medical cannabis tested at a recent Northern California conference was contaminated with mold and other toxins.
A similar report was released by Steep Hill Labs in October of last year. They found that up to 84.3% of marijuana being sold at dispensaries in California may be tainted with pesticides.
What information should consumers consider when selecting cannabis products? Read more to learn about the potential dangers of pesticides, fungicides, mold, bacteria, and other cannabis contaminants.
Pesticides and Fungicides
Spider Mites on Cannabis Plant. Image: ilovegrowingmarijuana.com
The two cannabinoids that have received the most attention have been tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). But did you know that, currently, there are 113 other known cannabinoids in cannabis?
At BPG, we test and label all of our products for 5 different cannabinoids: THC, CBD, CBN, THC-A and CBD-A. We do this because each cannabinoid provides a unique medicinal benefit to the patient.
It is our belief that patients can take full control of their healing by understanding how different cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids work together to affect their mind and body.
Understanding these concepts can help you tailor your medicine to your own specific ailments, which will ultimately lead to a more therapeutic choice in treatment and overall healthier living.
Weed did it! We legalized cannabis in California!
As we all know, the biggest winner on election night was cannabis. More people voted for cannabis than did for either presidential candidate. California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada legalized cannabis, while Arkansas, Florida, Montana and North Dakota expanded access to medical cannabis.
Press Conference Alert:
Thursday November 3, 2016, 11:30AM PST, Steps of Old City Hall: 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley; with Mayor Tom Bates, Councilmember Darryl Moore, involved attorneys and BPG dispensary executives.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — NOVEMBER 1, 2016
Federal Court Win for Marijuana Dispensary Propels Industry Into Legalization Vote
BERKELEY, CA — One week before California voters decide on Proposition 64, a ballot initiative for full legalization, the federal government has dismissed an onerous civil asset forfeiture case that sought to shutter Berkeley Patients Group (BPG), the longest continuously operating medical cannabis dispensary in the country.
The filing by the Northern District of California U.S. Attorney on October 31, 2016 is an important signal that the regulated cannabis industry, set for exponential growth, will not encounter the same type of federal interference that BPG has endured.