Unauthorized pesticides found in medical marijuana

pesticides in potHealth Canada says it will be conducting random testing of medical cannabis goods made by licensed producers.

The move follows voluntary recalls by two companies after their products were found to contain low levels of prohibited pest control substances.

Under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations, licensed producers are permitted to use only the 13 compounds that are currently approved for use on cannabis under the Pest Control Products Act.  Health Canada said that the random testing is designed to assure Canadians that they are receiving safe, quality-controlled cannabis goods.