New York’s cannabis regulators are addressing the misconception of cannabis being commonly contaminated with fentanyl, a potent opioid. The state’s Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) released a factsheet titled “Cannabis and Fentanyl: Facts and Unknowns” to dispel the unfounded narrative. The OCM acknowledges that while fentanyl has been found in other drugs, claims of fentanyl-laced marijuana are not supported by evidence. The OCM emphasizes the importance of purchasing cannabis from licensed shops, where products undergo rigorous testing, reducing the risk of contamination. This reaffirms the commitment to building a safe and regulated cannabis market in New York.