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Mass. consults Maine on testing medical marijuana

Massachusetts regulators plan to require medical marijuana dispensaries to test their products for contamination, including heavy metals and pesticides, but specialists say it is easier to mandate testing than to do it reliably. Few credible labs will test marijuana products for fear of losing federal government contracts.

Interim state health commissioner Dr. Lauren Smith told the Public Health Council Wednesday morning that her agency is talking with another state in the region that is “taking on testing” of marijuana -- to learn about its plans.

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