It has been found that pesticides used in growing operations can be present in the final form of the medicine. Exposure to these chemicals can be harmful to patients; they are toxic at high levels and can be harmful at lower doses, especially to those with other serious medical conditions.
Steep Hill Lab offers residual pesticide testing so that medical cannabis patients can avoid harmful pesticide contaminates via their medicines. We have detected the presence of pesticide residue in medical cannabis samples that would be above USDA safe level in most agricultural products. Currently there are no USDA guidelines for residual pesticides in medical cannabis.