Arizona Senator Sonny Borrelli’s soon-to-be-introduced bill, SB1420, would require screening for pesticides, mold and chemicals on all medical marijuana offered by Arizona dispensaries.
The dispensaries would be responsible for revealing all chemicals and pesticides used to cultivate medical cannabis on labels, according to KGUN 9 News. The state would be entrusted with authorizing independent labs. Any inaccurate info on product labels would have to be remedied if a laboratory determines a disparity on a label.
Borrelli says that legislators wish to guarantee that Arizona medical marijuana patients are “totally informed of what they’re consuming.”
So far, SB1420 has approximately 80 cosponsors. Regardless of the broad support, making modifications to the Arizona Medical Cannabis Act is challenging due to the fact that it is secured by the state’s Voter Security Act.
To move forward, SB1420 requires a three-fourths majority in the Arizona Home and Senate.