The first “safe” cannabis product was delivered to Satori 502 cannabis retail store, Spokane, WA, by producer/processor Joe Rammell of New Day Cannabis. Newport WA. The “safe cannabis” certification, symbolized by the Safe Cannabis Project logo on the label, guarantees that the product has been tested for pesticides and the results are accurate. The seal with a “T” means the cannabis has trace residue of pesticides well below safe levels. An “N” on the seals signifies the product has no traceable pesticides. Alongside the approved logo there is also a QR code (scan bar) which directs the consumer to the lab report for each product.
The Safe Cannabis Project (SCP) is a group of industry leaders including testing labs, growers, processors and retailers who have been working with government officials, laboratory scientists and industry professionals to develop testing standards and protocols and to design a sampling methodology to ensure accurate and legitimate testing. The Safe Cannabis Project logo allows consumers to make informed decisions about their purchase of pesticide-tested cannabis products. A key goal of the SCP is also to educate retailers and consumers about pesticide use in general and “safe cannabis”.
Currently, there is great concern from consumers, medical marijuana patients and industry experts about pesticides and accurate potency levels. WA state does not mandate pesticide testing and with this lack of oversight and ambiguous rules, labelling information, including potencycy levels, may not be accurate and, indeed, may be misleading.
The SCP is working closely with the Washington State Liquor & Cannabis Board (WSLCB) to determine “safe’ levels of pesticides for human consumption. This is a difficult situation as there is a great difference between direct use of pesticides and incidental exposure from environmental pesticides. The Safe Cannabis Project is working to develop standardized guidelines that consumers can trust.
For more information about The Safe Cannabis Project email info@SafeCannabisProject.rocks or contact Darlene Brice at 509-638-5011.
Satori 502 cannabis retail store is located at 9301 N Division, Spokane, WA, and is currently the only store in Washington state to sell “Safe Cannabis” approved products from New Day Cannabis.