OREGON: The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) announced today it is modifying testing standards for medical and recreational marijuana products with new, temporary rules that balance testing costs for the marijuana industry with public health protection for consumers.
- Cuts three process validation tests to one control study.
- A processor with a process lot that passes one control study can combine samples into one composite sample, plus a field duplicate for testing, for one year, unless the manufacturing of the product changes.
- Butanol, propanol and ethanol are removed from solvent analyte list.
- Samples from multiple batches may be combined for the purposes of testing for THC and CBD if the batches are the same strain.
- Samples from multiple batches, even if different strains, may be combined for the purposes of testing for pesticides if the total weight of the batches does not exceed 10 pounds.
- Increases the amount of homogeneity variance in edible products to plus five percent (+ 5%).
- The THC and CDB amount required to be on a label must be within plus or minus five percent of the value calculated by the laboratory.