US (CO): Cannabis watchdogs want more control over contaminated products

Colorado marijuana watchdogs don't think they have enough power to keep contaminated pot out of consumers' hands, so they're asking lawmakers for help.

Recalls for medical and recreational marijuana products have been a regular occurrence since state regulators began requiring laboratory testing on retail pots in 2015. Initially, those tests just involved looking for banned pesticides, but the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division later added standards for potentially harmful mold, yeast, heavy metals, residual solvents, and water activity, as well.


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