New cannabis testing rules in Oregon began March 1
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has written new cannabis testing requirements that are in effect as of March 1, 2023.
Affecting medical and adult-use cannabis markets, the new rule says that any cannabis product harvested or manufactured on or after March 1, will need to be tested at an accredited lab for heavy metals and microbiological contaminants.
Testing will screen for heavy metals like arsenic, cadmium, and lead, while the microboial test will screen for pathogens like Aspergillus falvus, A. niger and Salmonella species.
Visit the Oregon Health Authority website to get all the details here.