I read about dispensaries making an attempt to shop around at lab tests offering to pay more money for data showing higher THC levels plus low contaminant counts
There are a few downsides to how states have taken care of legalizing marijuana for both medical plus recreational purposes, though advocates are completely reluctant to accept this. First of all, it’s not the brutal situations that anti-cannabis people harped about for a number of years. Sure, it’s easier for teens to acquire the drug, however it’s also the case that legalizing it has totally reduced the size plus overall impact of the black market marijuana trade. The true downsides have more to do with how the markets are regulated plus supervised by the state. For instance, it takes a pretty large amount of cash to get a license to grow plus sell marijuana in our state, so much so that I can easily count all of our cannabis producers on my own hands. This doesn’t give them much incentive to compete on quality once they acquire access to the market. Also, several states have bungled the lab testing requirements for cannabis producers. I didn’t even know that several states never required lab testing for marijuana producers that were third-party. This was regardless of whether or not it was a medical or recreational cannabis market. Once lab testing started to become a standard, several cannabis companies started testing everything in-house. Clearly there is a huge amount of corruption going on with in-home testing, however it didn’t get much better once the third party lab requirement was eventually created in our state. I read about dispensaries making an attempt to shop around at lab tests offering to pay more money for data showing higher THC levels plus low contaminant counts. One medical cannabis store was completely shut down after getting busted falsifying a bunch of paperwork.