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Arizona Senate Democrats Block the New Marijuana Testing Bill

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In January, Arizona senator Sonny Borrelli introduced SB 1137 which sought to require third-party testing of medical marijuana products to prevent marijuana containing toxins from being sold in the state.

But not one Democrat showed up when it was time to vote for the bill, KNAU Arizona Public Radio reported, and Arizona requires a three-fourths majority to make changes to a voter-approved law like the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act.

“I’m at a loss as to why the minority would band together to stop this safety measure,” said Senator Borrelli.

SB 1137 may have been abandoned but HB 2537 is still alive and, it too, includes implementing third-party testing of marijuana in the state as well as lowering the home cultivation plant limit for patients and caregivers, extending medical marijuana card expiration dates, reducing the cultivation limit, and more.

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