Health and Safety Screening Standards for Recreational Marijuana Won’t Kick In Until July 1

In just two weeks, Californians are free to partake in recreational marijuana. But just because it’s going to be legal doesn’t mean the products sold initially are going to be safe.

For a six-month period, marijuana could remain full of toxins despite recreational legalization Jan. 1.

If you think buying marijuana from a dispensary means the product is safe, think again. Though medical marijuana has been legal for about 20 years in California there are no consistent health or safety screening standards to make sure that weed isn’t filled with toxins such as pesticides or mold.

The Davies family, owners of Canna Care dispensary, have been in the medical cannabis business for more than a decade, and in that time, there have been no consistent pesticide or toxic chemical screening standards for medical marijuana.

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