MASSACHUSETTS MEDICAL MARIJUANA FULL OF SAFETY VIOLATIONS
Health and safety violations abound in medical marijuana dispensaries. We recently reported about the tainted products sold in California. Colorado marijuana is often recalled because of the use banned pesticides, but now Massachusetts pot also has a big problem.
A news story about medical marijuana in Massachusetts reported of moldy cannabis sold at one medical marijuana dispensary. The report also alleged that employees in this dispensary dipped the product hydrogen peroxide to clean affected cannabis.
Said one source: “When I worked in cultivation everyone was getting red rashes. … No ventilation in the room and certainly no one forcing us to wear a mask for safety.”
A former employee claimed she fears she was exposed to moldy product and maybe other contamination, as a worker and as a consumer, that negatively impacted her health. She says she paid to have physical evaluations, the results of which showed her heavy metal tests very high (3x norm) for lead, high for cadmium.
Only three states, Connecticut, Minnesota and Arkansas, require pharmacists to dispense marijuana that claims to be “medical.”