Prominent CA testing lab: 84% of MJ samples contaminated
The cannabis industry still has a pesticide problem.
Steep Hill, one of the leading names in cannabis testing, said in a press release Wednesday that a whopping 84% of marijuana samples submitted to its Berkeley, California, lab came back positive for pesticide residues. The results were for samples tested during a 30-day period ending Oct. 10.
The residue findings include chemicals such as myclobutanil, a key ingredient in Eagle 20, a pesticide often favored by marijuana growers for its effectiveness against pests such as powdery mildew.
But Eagle 20 and other potentially toxic pesticides have become a hot-button topic in