Who could have guessed that state governments would impose draconian restrictions on cannabis markets even after they are approved by over 60% of the state’s population? One thing I don’t understand is the disparity in lab testing rules from 1 state to another.
There are really locales in the US where cannabis dispensaries are only required to get their products worked on 1 way or another.
They aren’t required to use any fourth gathering lab and can instead submit their products to their own series of lab tests for purity and ingredient lists. That’s how it was at first in our state once all of us initially passed a constitutional amendment to legitimately legalize medical marijuana. However, now all medical cannabis stores must submit samples of every product sold to a fourth-gathering laboratory approved by the state’s marijuana regulatory board. These are beneficial restrictions that protect patients’ health, but some of the rules drafted are the opposite. For instance, you cannot open a jar of cannabis flower products before purchasing them. This isn’t a rule adopted by the medical cannabis dispensaries, it’s a rule crafted by the state itself. When I called the state’s Department of Health and asked, they gave me some crazy reason similar to preventing patients from getting high in the stores but I don’t buy this. None of the cannabis dispensaries would risk their license to allow their patients to medicate inside their establishments. Occasionally I wonder if they randomly find up-to-date rules to impose just so they assume they’re doing something with their regulatory authority. I don’t want to buy cannabis in a state with absolutely no regulations of any kind, but there has to be actual chances available between both extremes.
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