Companies in some of the states that had recreational marijuana at the time were not required to test the purity of their products
Next year our state is set to vote on an amendment to the state constitution to legalize recreational marijuana use. Roughly six years ago we ushered in the state’s first medical marijuana program in exactly the same fashion. It definitely wasn’t easy to get to this point. We battled with conservatives in the state for years just to get an initiative put on the ballot. I volunteered to pass out petitions in the early years of the long battle. When the first initiative failed to get 60% of the vote to amend the state’s constitution, we pushed even harder the second time around. We reached a lot of senior voters who were softening their views towards the plant. Many had tried CBD at that point to glowing effects. Friends were telling miracle stories about pain relief and anxiety reduction using the non-psychoactive cannabinoid in tinctures, skin creams, and capsules. The time to pass the law was finally here, and on its second election, it garnered over 70% of the vote. There were strict guidelines put in place from day one. As medical dispensaries, the companies were bound by the state to have every batch of a product tested at a third party laboratory. Companies in some of the states that had recreational marijuana at the time were not required to test the purity of their products. I was glad that all of our flower and concentrates at our state’s dispensaries are safe to ingest without having to second guess the word of the company selling it. There is always a lab report available whenever I buy a cannabis product in the state.