- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 1, 2015

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Nevada labs are nixing pounds of medical marijuana that don’t meet state standards, putting a premium on pot and delaying at least one dispensary from opening.

The Las Vegas Sun reports (https://bit.ly/1NKxZXv ) dispensaries are seeing batches tossed for exceeding levels set for pesticides, mycotoxins or heavy metals.

Specific data could not be made available from the Division of Public and Behavioral Health.

Unlike California, Nevada requires its medical marijuana to be tested by independent labs.

DB Labs director Savino Sguera and says his Las Vegas office conducts eight tests to find mold, fungus, fertilizer or bacteria in the medicine.

Regulators and industry representatives are meeting periodically to update requirements and expand the list of banned pesticides as needed.

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Information from: Las Vegas Sun, https://www.lasvegassun.com


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