COLORADO: A year into sales of recreational marijuana in Colorado, the state’s Marijuana Enforcement Division still has yet to start ordering the testing of marijuana for contaminants, something the state of Washington has been doing for nearly six months.
An ongoing investigation between USA Today and 9Wants to Know reveals more than 13 percent of marijuana and THC-infused products has failed testing for contaminants for such things as mold, salmonella and E. coli in Washington.
Colorado has struggled to define criteria for contaminant testing and, as of now, only orders testing for potency of marijuana and marijuana products. In addition, an earlier investigation by 9Wants to Know revealed Colorado’s MED remains either unwilling or unable to offer specifics on how that testing is going.
In contrast, Washington marijuana enforcement office told USA Today Reporter Trevor Hughes all sorts of details about that state’s testing.