"As harvest season gets underway, licensees should be aware of some changes to required cannabis testing," the Vermont Cannabis Control Board recently posted on its website and Instagram with slides sharing information.

Emma Feigenbaum, co-owner of the Love Spun Homestead of West Townshend, called the timing "inappropriate." She said she's halfway through harvesting and knows farmers who have finished and weren't aware the changes were coming so soon.

Feigenbaum said she spoke with her compliance officer 48 hours before the new requirements went into effect and had been advised to stick with the guidelines from last year. Now, she worries about extra costs and how the diversity of strains may be limited.

Cary Giguere, compliance director with the CCB, said pesticide testing hasn't changed at all — a whole harvest can still be tested for pesticides. However, he said, individual cultivars are required to be submitted separately for all lab tests "because you're likely to see different potencies in the different cultivars cultivated in the harvest lot."

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