In November 2016, voters in California overwhelmingly supported and passed Proposition 64, the legalization of cannabis. On January 1, BPG will begin providing products and services to both medical patients and adult consumers over 21.
See below for a brief overview of how these changes may affect you.
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 wide world of concentrates can be very confusing for new and even experienced cannabis users. Extraction method, starting material, consistency, potency and purity are all factors which determine the quality of your cannabis concentrate. We’ve put together this beginner’s guide to help you better understand these factors and choose a concentrate that’s right for you!
What are the benefits of using concentrates?
Patients needing a swift, potent dose of cannabis to ease symptoms may find dabbing or vaporizing concentrates to be an efficient way to deliver relief. Clean, pure concentrates are also considered to be a healthier choice because they strip out resin-producing plant material.