Congressmen Introduce House Version Of Bipartisan Federal Medical Marijuana Bill
Diablo OG (Hybrid)
Diablo OG Lime green buds wrapped in thick, dark orange hairs with striking crystals. It has a very dank pine smell with a hint of lemon and a sweet and flowery OG taste. The instant effects are relaxing and pain relieving, a loosening of the muscles and a light numbing of the mind. A great appetite stimulant. Diablo has a THC content up to 20% with a short flowering time. Descended from Blueberry, Grapefruit and South African Sativa.
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Purple Kush (Indica)
This pure indica medicinal strain comes from California. In that state's medical community she is considered an "elite clone", meaning that it is only available as a cutting. Not to worry if you are a medical marijuana patient in California - this strain can be found at various dispensaries throughout the state. Patients there praise Purple Kush's deep body stone as a good treatment for pain and depression.
Quality-Testing Legal Marijuana: Strong But Not Always Clean
Recreational marijuana has been legalized in four states, but that doesn't mean it's a tested consumer product. Some of those potent buds are covered in fungus while others contain traces of butane, according to an analysis of marijuana in Colorado.
Last May, after people began getting sick from edible marijuana products, the state of Colorado began requiring all products to be tested. Washington has mandated testing too, with a detailed checklist of items to analyze, including potency, contaminants, moisture and microbiology.
Marijuana testing is a new phenomenon. Even though people have been purchasing medical marijuana in Washington since 1998, the state never mandated testing until it approved recreational marijuana in 2013. Other states are still in the process of building a list of requirements for marijuana testing
Each state has licensed private labs to analyze the products; they charges manufacturers a fee. Consumers can find some parts of the results, such as potency, printed on packaging, while others are available by request. And the lab must be independent from the producer and manufacturer; there's no in-house testing like there is in the cigarette industry.
So what are labs looking for? First, it's important that manufacturers and producers show how potent the weed is, kind of like printing the alcohol content on a bottle label.
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