Arizona Cannabis Testing

Only 3 Arizona legislators opposed a proposed bill that would require testing for all medical marijuana at the current Senate vote. The Arizona House will now vote on SB 1420. Passage of the expense would need that all medical marijuana and associated items be evaluated for mold and other pollutants. If SB 1420 passes and is signed into law by Guv Ducey, it would take effect July 1, 2019, according to Tucson.com. This permits plenty of time for Arizona’s cannabis screening labs, farmers and dispensaries to prepare. The legislation also needs that lab test results be revealed on item labels.

SB 1420 goes a step even more to make sure that items are properly labeled, including THC levels. If screening results are not correctly assessed labels, such as noting additives and chemicals used to cultivate or produce the item, the labels would need to be fixed.

HB 2064, which would have prohibited particular types of child-enticing product packaging styles for medical marijuana, was shot down by legislators, as was HB 2066, which looked for to use funds from medical marijuana client costs to develop programs warning minors about the “dangers of cannabis.”

Agent Leach, who proposed HB 2064, stated, “When you purchase an opioid, when you buy your cholesterol medication … it’s not packaged as a gummy worm.”

A part of Leach’s argument is addressed in SB 1420, which would require childproof packaging with the patient name and medical cannabis recognition number printed on labels.