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California Weed in Market Suffering from Widespread Contamination

With California set to officially legalize marijuana on New Year’s Day, some users might not be aware that most of the cannabis in the market or in production contains molds, pesticides, heavy metals and other contaminants. Currently, weed farming and production in California is unregulated as the state only plans to put regulatory controls eventually after January 1, 2018. Unlike other crops, currently, the US Food and Drug Administration and the US Agriculture Department do not test marijuana for safety. Professor Donald Land, who works with the University of California’s chemistry department and also with Steep Hill Labs., Inc. that specializes in marijuana testing across the US as a consultant cautions all cannabis users against using the product in the current market. At the start of this year, the KNBC-TV team traveled to Southern California and randomly collected cannabis samples from 15 dispensaries for testing by Professor Land’s team. Surprisingly, …

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