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Dangers of buying marijuana on the black market

Posted at 7:22 PM, Oct 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-09 22:25:10-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Marijuana growers want to make sure users know exactly what is in the products they are consuming.

A meeting was held in Summerlin on Wednesday where industry experts stressed the importance of knowing how marijuana and CBD products are made before purchasing them.

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Dino Changanaqui manufactures organic fertilizer for cannabis growers. He says too many people are turning to the black market, which can be extremely dangerous .

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Even when purchasing marijuana inside the dispensary, Changanaqui recommends asking the seller to find out what's inside the product and make sure its safe.

Nevada officials sent out warnings in August and September saying certain marijuana products contained high levels of mold in them.

Mold exposure can lead to symptoms like stuffy nose, wheezing and itchy eyes or skin.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does have general information on how mold can affect people. To learn more about that click here.