Oklahoma lawmakers on a legislative working group have unanimously approved recommendations for medical marijuana testing standards. The goal of the 11-page proposal is to ensure medical marijuana products sold in dispensaries are safe, said group co-chair Sen. Greg McCortney, R-Ada.

“We’re going to test it to make sure it doesn’t have poisons, pesticides and also test the potency of it,” McCortney said. “Since it’s a medicine, just like any other medicine, you want to make sure it actually has the medicinal values you’re looking for.”

The approved recommendations would require labels on products to state exactly what someone is buying. Testing requirements for concentrates and extracts, for example, state processors must test for “THC and CBD concentration, water activity and moisture content, residual pesticides, heavy metals…” among foreign materials, beginning May 15, 2019.

However, McCortney said products may be on shelves prior to May, meaning it’s possible the first set of products will…

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