Originally published on Nov. 14, 2:47 p.m.
Twenty percent of the pot Uncle Ike's has retested has failed. Lester Black
Another day, another Uncle Ike's
test result showing some of the pot on retail shelves is not up to the state's standards.
Yesterday I broke the news that Uncle Ike's new random product testing program failed its first product, a concentrate that contained an illegal amount of pesticides, according to Ike's testing. The pot chain posted their tenth test result today and, surprise surprise, it's another failure.
Today's failure is a flower product that had 16 times more gram-negative bacteria than the state allows, according to Ike's test results. Gram-negative bacteria is a broad class of bacteria that includes organisms that live in our gut and in the soil. Nick Mosely, the chief science officer for the pot lab Confidence Analytics, said the result was concerning.
"It doesn’t mean that this is going to make you sick if you smoke it but it’s just an indication that it’s not as clean as it ought to be," Mosely said. "That test is used pretty commonly in food manufacturing as an indicator of a sanitary environment. When you see bile tolerant gram-negative bacteria on a product then it likely came into contact with soil, or, a worst-case scenario, feces."
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