By Associated Press • 

Scientists push for pot pesticide testing before new rules


PORTLAND — Though marijuana products sold in Oregon will have to undergo testing for pesticides beginning this spring, some scientists are pushing for testing in the interim.

The Oregonian reports that until the new rules take effect, the state plans to allow the marijuana industry to continue to operate as it does now. In June, tougher regulations will require marijuana to be tested for nearly 60 pesticides.

The Oregon Health Authority has signaled it is willing to consider tightening current regulations. Phylos Bioscience owner Mowgli Holmes spoke to the authority on Monday asking that they increase the number of chemicals marijuana is currently tested for from four to 10 or 12.

Health authority encouraged Holmes to submit his proposed changes to the state for review.


Information from: The Oregonian,

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