Nevada regulators launched an investigation into cannabis testing labs after tainted marijuana batches triggered two health advisories.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported the Department of Taxation started the investigation after discovering potentially doctored THC levels by cannabis laboratories and products with high levels of yeast and mold on store shelves.
Department officials say marijuana products must be tested by state-licensed labs for potency, yeast, mold, pesticides, heavy metals and other toxins before being sold in dispensaries.
Officials say products from the same cultivators were tainted and discovered on shelves sold between July 10 and Aug. 28 at Acres Medical, The Apothecary Shoppe and Blackjack Collective.
Officials say mold exposure can lead to stuffy nose, wheezing and itchy eyes or skin.
– Associated Press
Written by Bart Schaneman
Marijuana Business Daily