Pesticides make their way into cannabis through direct application to the plant, or during nutrient and water uptake when the chemicals are in the soil. These pesticides can be transferred to patients who smoke the buds.
How significant is the pesticide problem?
- 1,600 times the legal digestible amount of pesticides have been detected in cannabis samples collected in Los Angeles
- 10% of cannabis plants test positive for pesticides, according to one NEVADA cannabis testing laboratory