On September 30, we blogged about the OLCC and OHA’s emergency rulemaking in the face of the October 1 labeling, packaging, and testing deadline. One of the rule changes reduced the OLCC’s requirement for pesticide testing for usable marijuana. The new rule calls for OLCC staff to assess pesticide testing capacity for the limited number of licensed labs approved for such testing. After making the assessment, the rule requires the OLCC to issue an order dictating the percentage of usable marijuana a producer must test for pesticides. Last week, the OLCC issued its first order. The order states that each producer must submit 33% of its harvest lot batches to pesticide testing. The entire text of the order can be found here.
The OLCC will most likely issue future orders which increase the percentage of pesticide testing required. We will post future blog entries as each order is published.