On Wednesday, the Oregon Health Authority began mandating “every batch” of marijuana, as well as its related products, be tested for harmful pesticides and chemicals.
Published by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) in early August, their Recreational Marijuana Program Compliance Education Bulletin, explained:
“Starting August 30, 2017, every batch of usable marijuana must be tested directly for pesticides according to the Oregon Health Authority’s testing rules in order to be compliant.”
Oregon Mandates Pesticides Test for Cannabis
First notified on August 11, the initial compliance bulletin issued by the OLCC rolled out the following changes that are now mandated by the Oregon Health Authority:
Producers or growers transferring marijuana to retailers:
- Must have their products tested for pesticides, moisture content/water activity and potency.
Producers or growers transferring marijuana to processors for the making of extracts or concentrates:
- Must have their products tested for moisture content/water activity unless the processor is processing in a way the uses effective sterilization.