Arizona lawmakers want medical marijuana tested for pesticides, mold

Published: Jan 30, 2018, 7:18 am • Updated: Jan 30, 2018, 7:18 am By Bob Christie, Associated Press PHOENIX — A Republican lawmaker has persuaded nearly the entire Legislature to sign on in support of his proposal to require medical marijuana to be tested for mold and agricultural chemicals. The…

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EPA won’t regulate pesticides on cannabis crops, leaving consumers at risk

Published: Aug 7, 2017, 8:06 am • Updated: Aug 7, 2017, 8:07 am By Jack Kaskey, Bloomberg Whenever Josh Wurzer buys legal California pot, he makes certain it was grown without pesticides. That’s because Wurzer, as president of cannabis-testing company SC Labs, knows how prevalent the use of health-threatening chemicals…

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EPA fines Colorado hydroponics shop for sale of unlabeled pesticides

Published: Mar 13, 2017, 4:36 pm • Updated: Mar 14, 2017, 11:44 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A Colorado grow-supply business is paying a federal fine because of its pesticide packaging. Grow Depot, a Northglenn hydroponics and indoor gardening store at 970 W. 104th Ave., was cited and…

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Colorado gov’s weed advice for California: Focus on edibles, home grows, pesticides

Published: Feb 14, 2017, 6:00 pm • Updated: Feb 14, 2017, 6:26 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Colorado’s governor played sage to California on Tuesday, warning lawmakers that their state has a “steep hill” ahead in legalizing recreational marijuana and urging them to pay close attention to aspects…

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Scotts Miracle-Gro in talks with EPA about marijuana pesticides

Published: Nov 4, 2016, 5:06 pm • Updated: Nov 4, 2016, 5:06 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Scotts Miracle-Gro’s $ 500 million push into the marijuana industry has a new twist: The lawn-and-garden giant wants to corner the market on cannabis pesticides. Scotts CEO Jim Hagedorn told investors…

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Consumer Lawsuit Over Pesticides On Marijuana Would Be First In Nation

(image via NPR) Pesticides are used on tobacco and food a lot. According to scientists, there is a threshold for pesticide ingestion where below certain levels is harmless, and above certain levels is considered to be a hazard to your health. Pesticides are commonly used when growing marijuana, but there…

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Oregon Department Of Agriculture: Don’t Use Pesticides On Marijuana

(image via pesticidereform.com) For a very long time no one knew what was on/in their marijuana. There were many years where testing laboratories didn’t exist unlike today. Unless you personally grew the marijuana, or knew and could trust the person growing the marijuana, there was virtually now way to know…

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