Bill to Require Safety, Potency Testing of Medical Marijuana is On Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s Desk

PHOENIX — Coming soon to a dispensary near you: “safer” marijuana—if Gov. Doug Ducey gives his OK. And, more dispensaries might open near you.

Ducey is weighing legislation on his desk to require mandatory testing of medical marijuana that patients can smoke, drink and eat, along with a provision designed to put more outlets into underserved rural areas.

The legislation would require that all marijuana products sold in Arizona be examined for everything from microbes and heavy metals to pesticides and herbicides. State-regulated laboratories also would be required to look for solvents and other chemicals left over after the leaves and flowers are processed into products.

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