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Marijuana Legalization Raises Safety Questions

Posted: Updated: - Marijuana may be coming out of the black market in Washington and Colorado, but state regulators are warning users they may not know what exactly is in it.

Less than a year away from allowing pot sales, regulators are debating on how to ensure that the legal marijuana industry produces weed that only gives pot smokers the effect they want.

Whether it is rules for growing marijuana, accurate product labeling, or including the use of pesticides and fungicides, the state says they will be doing it alone.
Federal agencies that regulate food and drugs say they are staying out because marijuana is still illegal under federal law. That means the states are starting from scratch to protect users from marijuana tainted by mildew, molds, or unwanted chemicals.

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