Published On: Thu, Dec 1st, 2016

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% 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.

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Image Credit: The Cannabist

New Frontier is one of the top two data collection and industry-reporting firms in the green space today. read more at marijuanatimes.org

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