We’ve mentioned before that Arizona does not require state-mandated testing for medical cannabis products, but what exactly does that mean?
It means that, despite a number of recalls, there are currently no requirements for testing for pesticides and other contaminants such as yeast, mold and disease-causing bacteria. For this reason, patients should pay close attention to what they are buying (and where) to make sure they are getting the cleanest, safest and most effective products.
As with other types of medication or supplements, patients often assume their medical marijuana is safe and that the facilities where it is grown, cured and processed follow strict health and safety standards. Likewise, they trust that the THC and CBD concentrations, which affect the potency of each product, are also true to the label.
The problem? This may not always be the case.
How to make sure your medical marijuana is high quality
With more than 100 dispensaries operating statewide, the best thing for new and existing patients to do is choose a reputable dispensary like Desert Rose.
Until Arizona changes its requirements, which may happen soon if S.B. 1420 passes the House and is signed into law, the responsibility remains on the growers and providers (dispensary agents) to ensure your medical marijuana is of the highest quality.
Trusted dispensaries like Desert Rose will be able to provide comprehensive information about their medical cannabis products to ensure the health safety of patients, including comprehensive lab reports with information about the potency of each product.
Count on Desert Rose for pure, safe and effective medical marijuana
From the beginning, our goal at Desert Rose Dispensary has been to improve upon the existing system and take the necessary steps to guarantee the products we sell are pure, safe and effective as well as affordable for our patients.
All of our medical marijuana products undergo lab testing through our vendor partners, of which we are highly selective. Because our experienced technicians know exactly what to look for when it comes to clean, safe and potent cannabis, we typically turn back 20% of the product sent to us and make it a point to document any evidence of mold, contaminants or discrepancies in potency.
The manufacture of cannabis concentrates, including shatter and dabs, is extremely dangerous due to the highly combustible gases used during the extraction process. Desert Rose Dispensary recently completed construction on a C1D1 lab to ensure a safe and code-compliant environment for cannabis extraction.
Visit Desert Rose Dispensary experience our high standards firsthand
Here at Desert Rose, we always put the health and safety of our patients first. Our state-licensed dispensary is staffed with knowledgeable and compassionate team members committed to providing the best possible customer service and marijuana product knowledge for each of our patients.
We are ready to answer all of your questions about the quality and potency of any of our medical marijuana flower, concentrates, edibles and topical products, and we always take the time to explain the different types of medical cannabis available so our patients can make informed decisions about their health.