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Nevada Closes Pot Test Lab, Issues Cannabis Product Warning

LAS VEGAS — Nevada state officials have closed a marijuana testing laboratory and issued a public health warning about tainted strains of cannabis products sold at retail and medical dispensaries in the Las Vegas area, Mesquite and Carson City.

The state Department of Taxation said in a Friday notice there were no reports of illness, but that high levels of mold, yeast, bacteria and fungus were found in some products tested at the Cannex Nevada lab in Las Vegas.

The department said people with suppressed immune systems were most at-risk of illness.

The advisory listed batch and lot numbers and dispensaries by name. It advised consumers not to consume products named Island OG, Lemon Meringue, THC Bomb and Zombie Kush sold in raw cannabis and prerolled packages.

It said products that failed secondary microbial testing by an independent lab were being sent for additional testing at a third lab under state oversight.

Officials said they had no reason to believe that the dispensaries or cultivators knew the products were tainted.

The advisory was the third issued this year by the department overseeing the state’s lucrative marijuana market.

Utah to Begin New Requirement on use of Off-Highway Vehicles

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah is about to start requiring nonresidents to get a new type of permit for using an off-highway vehicle in state parks or on public lands.

KSL-TV reports that the $30 permit good for 12 months is a result of Utah dropping its recognition of offhighway vehicle registrations from Nevada or any other state.

The new requirement takes effect Wednesday.

Utah State Parks officials said revenue from permit sales will support recreational areas.

Program coordinator Chris Haller said that fewer and fewer states have honored each other’s permits and that

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