Cannabis, in its natural form, is inherently safe for most patients but it is especially susceptible to contaminants during cultivation, manufacturing, handling & even storing. 

Patients & consumers across the United States can now access cannabis products in numerous forms from a variety of markets. However, they may not be aware that these products have not all undergone comprehensive safety evaluations or testing for contaminants, harmful additives, or adulterants. This is especially concerning for the millions of Americans who utilize cannabis-based therapies as a valuable source of relief often as a crucial alternative when conventional treatments have failed or as a safer option compared to pharmaceuticals. 

In the current landscape, it is not always clear how or if cannabis products are regulated or where to find credible sources about their safety & efficacy. Whether you are purchasing cannabis from regulated, grey, or illicit markets or cultivating your own cannabis, you should be aware of the contaminates commonly found in cannabis & the symptoms that accompany their presence.

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Origins of Cannabis Contaminants

Like all agricultural commodities, cannabis is susceptible to contamination. Due to a combination of special properties in the plant, producing products for human consumption requires special care. Additionally, due to the high value of cannabis, ...

Contaminants & Health Impacts

Mold, E. Coli, Salmonella, & Aspergillus, as well as pesticides, heavy metals, residual solvents, additives, & adulterants, are commonly found in cannabis. These contaminants can have serious health impacts, particularly for individuals with comp...

Know What's in Your Cannabis!- A Consumer's Guide to Cann...

Welcome to ASA guide on Navigating Cannabis Safety – your resource for making informed choices & advocating for a safer cannabis future.