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US (NV): Nevada investigating cannabis testing labs over THC levels

Nevada regulators are investigating cannabis testing laboratories to figure out how cannabis with exceedingly high levels of yeast and mold made it to store shelves, as well as for possibly doctoring THC levels to make cannabis products appear more potent to consumers.

Cannabis regulators are “aware of and investigating potential inflation of THC levels by cannabis laboratories,” according to notice sent out Monday afternoon by the state.

Department of Taxation spokeswoman Eden Larson confirmed the investigation in an email Monday and added that the department “intends to expand our investigation into the integrity of cannabis lab testing,” to look into tainted cannabis batches that have triggered two health advisories from the state in the last month, including one issued Monday.

Cannabis products are supposed to be tested by state-licensed labs for potency, yeast, mold, pesticides, heavy metals and other toxins before being sold in dispensaries.


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