The popular street brand known as TKO extracts was recently lab tested by Belcosta Labs and came back positive for 11 pesticides, 7 of which were above the allowed legal limit.
This lab test was made possible thanks to @thedojapp, an Instagram page associated with a marijuana app. They are frequently conducting lab tests on popular street cartridges and sharing the test results with their Instagram followers. TKO carts is a rip off of the popular TKO Extracts brand from California. Instead of being an exact counterfeit, they decided to try and confuse people with a similar name. The counterfeits are similar but with major differences, this successfully confused many people from knowing which was legit.
Authentic TKO Extracts are only available to those who live in California. The counterfeit TKO Extracts can be found for sale throughout many states. This is the reason why the popularity behind the fake TKO carts grew more than the actual legitimate brand because of the extra massive exposure across state lines. We started covering the counterfeit problem with TKO cartridges since last year, and since then there has been many developments.
There were 7 different pesticides detected above the legal state limit for the unlicensed TKO Extract brand. The following pesticides were found beyond the state limit:
Bifenazate - 49 times over California legal limit.
Boscalid - 11.2 times the legal California limit.
Myclobutanil - 22.5 times over legal limit.
Propiconazole - 1.4 times the legal limit.
Etoxazole - 4.9 times legal limit for pesticides.
Trifloxystrobin - 2.2 times the allowed legal limit.
Chlorfenapyr - 8.8 times the legal limit.
This lab test results is the perfect example of whats really happening in the black market. People are getting rid of their out door grown pesticide ridden cannabis that no legal market would accept. We recommend checking out our real TKO carts guide on how to distinguish authentic from counterfeit.