The Oregon Court of Appeals has temporarily suspended a new requirement for marijuana lab testing aimed at detecting the mold aspergillus, which has led to recalls in various legal cannabis markets.

Zero-Tolerance Mandate Paused

The "zero-tolerance" mandate, if implemented, was feared to push Oregon's marijuana cultivators out of business, prompting relief among them, particularly as the outdoor cannabis harvest approaches.

The court's decision reflects concerns that state regulators should have pursued a more flexible approach to mold regulation.

The ruling will remain in effect until the resolution of a lawsuit filed against the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) by …

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