Weed did it! We legalized cannabis in California!
As we all know, the biggest winner on election night of 2016 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.
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
We put together this breakdown of Prop. 64 to address questions and concerns we’ve heard from our patients, friends and family about the Adult Use of Marijuana Act.
Why should we legalize now?
Today, we have a broken system that profits drug cartels, threatens the safety of children, harms our environment, and uses law enforcement resources on small, victimless crimes that disproportionally affect minorities.
As with all legislation, Prop. 64 is a work-in-progress and will need to be improved upon as we navigate and learn from this new regulation together. Prop. 215 is STILL being improved upon today, 20 years later.
While it may not be perfect, AUMA creates a safe, legal and regulated system that ends the failed war on marijuana. This initiative protects our patients, children, consumers, small business owners, workers and environment.
BPG supports Prop. 64 because it: