Almost half of Maine’s medical cannabis may contain pesticides and molds, according to two studies.
In findings released on Wednesday, the Maine Office of Cannabis Policy tested 127 samples from recent inspections, finding 45-percent contained at least one banned material or substance, something that would have failed recreational-use standards.
The Press Herald reports that a separate, larger study by Nova Analytic Labs, who are one of the state’s four licensed testing organizations, found 21-percent of 1,400 medical cannabis samples also would have also failed the recreational standards.
Unlike the recreational market, medical cannabis is not required to be tested.
The Maine Office of Cannabis policy has previously pushed for mandatory testing.