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LA’s ‘Pot Czar’ on Risks of Buying From Illegal Dispensaries

Alex Cohen sat down with Los Angeles “Pot Czar” Cat Packer to talk about the budding industry of cannabis.

With the passing of Prop 64, sales of recreational marijuana are now legal in California, but a lot of consumers are still choosing to buy from facilities that don’t have licenses. Many apps that target consumers actually show unlicensed facilities side by side with licensed facilities, which is part of the issue.

“[The apps] really don’t have any specification of whether or not the products have been tested,” Packer explains. “That’s the real issue.”

According to recent reports from the Bureau of Cannabis Control, nearly 20 percent of marijuana products in California have failed tests for potency and purity. In fact, testing companies have found pesticides, solvent, and bacteria, including E. coli and salmonella.

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Published: December 19, 2018

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