This New Arizona Law Requires Medical Marijuana To Be Tested For Contaminants

Published: Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 12:06pm
Audio icon Download mp3 (14.73 MB)

Among the bills Gov. Ducey signed into law last month is one that will require medical marijuana to be tested for contaminants. Those include pesticides and herbicides, heavy metals and even microbial contamination. Not following the law could lead dispensaries to face fines of up to $1,000 per violation.

How could that affect patients? Could it lead to price increases for medical marijuana?

The Show spoke with Paul Seaborn, assistant professor at the University of Denver’s Business School. He studied Colorado's marijuana program.

Along with the law requiring medical marijuana in Arizona to be tested for contaminants, the governor also signed legislation that would extend the life of a medical marijuana card from one to two years.

Ray Stern of Phoenix New Times also joined The Show to talk about that and the industry in Arizona more generally.

More Stories From KJZZ

One Source, My Connection!