California’s First Crop of Legal Crop Could be Tainted
Ever since California first voted to legalize cannabis recreationally, the entire country has been holding their breath with anticipation. However, it now appears that the first crop of legal cannabis available for sale could be tainted.
According to Civlized Life , there is a six-month grace period before the new laws about cannabis testing will go into effect. Therefore, some are worried that the gap before recreational regulations exist will allow cultivators to slip tainted products onto the shelves without facing any repercussions.
“Patients with impaired immune systems are routinely advised to avoid exposure to plants and certain raw foods because of the risk of infection from soil-dwelling organisms,” George Thompson III, associate professor of clinical medicine at UCD in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, told the Daily Democrat.“But at the same time, they are increasingly turning to medical marijuana to help them with symptom control. Because microorganisms known to cause serious infections in immunocompromised patients were found to be common on marijuana, we strongly advise patients to avoid it.”
Still, despite this scare, many are pointing out that the medical industry has been operating under regulations for years, and there is no reason to believe that the recreational side wouldn’t observe those same or similar regulations until their own can be established. Whatever the case, we are willing to bet this isn’t enough to keep people out of California dispensary lines.