Attorney Published Article
PFAS Issues in the Cannabis IndustryRead Time: 1 min
Of Counsel Michael Blumenthal (Cleveland) and Member and Co-Chair of McGlinchey’s Cannabis group Heidi Urness (Seattle) published an article in Food Safety Magazine focusing on the potential risks regarding per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the cannabis industry and the need for state-level regulations.
Contamination can pose a threat to the safety and quality of cannabis products, the health of consumers and the environment, and the cannabis industry as a whole. While the regulations and guidelines regarding PFAS in the cannabis industry are still evolving, there is growing recognition of the need to address the potential risks associated with these substances. State-level regulations, along with safe cultivation practices, play a crucial role in ensuring the safety and quality of cannabis products. Additionally, consumer awareness around potential health risks associated with possible PFAS exposure could mitigate potential adverse effects. As the cannabis industry continues to expand, ongoing research and regulatory efforts will be necessary to maintain consumer safety and protect public health.
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