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US (CT): Regulators propose new allowable levels of mold and yeast in medical cannabis

Connecticut is proposing an official change to the total amount of mold and yeast allowed in cannabis products following a patient outcry over a change that allowed one of Connecticut’s labs to increase its total limit last year. 

The move would set the total limit at 100,000 colony forming units per gram, and wouldn’t allow any detectable levels of certain harmful breeds of mold in the Aspergillus family. It would mean an increase for limits at one Connecticut lab and a decrease for the other.

“The purpose of this regulation is to update microbial testing standards for medical marijuana to better protect public health and safety,” a Department of Consumer Protection press release said. “This proposed regulatory change will create clarity and consistency for medical marijuana laboratories and medical marijuana patients.”

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