The California Bureau of Cannabis Control has shut down Sacramento’s first local testing facility for medical cannabis.
On November 28th, Sequoia Analytical Labs released a Public Service Announcement stating that “During a BCC inspection on Tuesday, November 27, it was discovered that pesticide testing here at Sequoia Analytical Labs was not in compliance with BCC regulations.”
The PSA continued by sharing that 22 of the 66 required pesticides, primarily Category 2 pesticides, were not being correctly tested due to a faulty instrument. Furthermore, it was also discovered that the Lab Director knew about the faulty instruments and had been secretly falsifying reports from July 1 to November 27th.
You probably think you know what good weed looks like. Healthy green leaves paired with sticky trichome-covered buds are usually telling signs of good buds.
Do you know what safe weed looks like though?
Cannabis testing, or rather the lack of, is a huge issue for consumers everywhere. Each state that has legalized cannabis has a different set of testing requirements. Depending on where you live or travel, your cannabis legitimately may or may not be safe. For example, over the last two weeks, Washington State and Canada have been experiencing major issues with cannabis products deemed unfit for consumers.
Imagine smoking a vaporizer that included cannabis extract with a pesticide that turns into cyanide when heated up. Or how about smoking bugs or mold? Cannabis with mold spores is 100% not ideal for public consumption and the same can be said for any kind of product that can potentially harm a consumer.
Going forward, we highly recommend doing extensive research on where your cannabis comes from. At this point, the more you know about your weed, the better your experience can go.