Pesticide Contamination is a Growing Safety Concern in the Marijuana Industry

The cannabis growing process is one that is very peculiar in terms of inputs and the eventual output of the growing process. Different factors play a huge role in the success of the grow process while some tend to cause some harmful effects if not properly modulated. Pesticides and herbicides…

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Denver’s stay-at-home order triggered huge sales — and safety concerns — for city’s cannabis businesses

When Denver Mayor Michael Hancock announced recreational marijuana shops would be forced to close under the city’s stay-at-home order Monday, the response from customers was swift. They swarmed local dispensaries to stock up on products and caused enough of a stir that the mayor rescinded the moratorium just three hours…

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California pot products seeing big safety testing failure rate

LOS ANGELES — Nearly 20 percent of marijuana products in California have failed tests for potency and purity since the state started requiring the checks on July 1, a failure rate some in the industry say has more to do with unrealistic standards and technical glitches than protecting consumer safety.…

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Why Aren’t Cannabis Industry Workers Serious About Workplace Safety?

Study: Why Aren’t Cannabis Industry Workers Serious About Workplace Safety? A recent study just revealed that no matter how much we want the cannabis industry to push forward, it doesn’t seem ready just yet. The study, conducted by researchers at the Colorado State University and published in the American Journal…

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New rules for Colorado marijuana industry focus on boosting research, consumer safety

Published: Nov 21, 2017, 6:42 pm • Updated: Nov 21, 2017, 6:42 pm By Alicia Wallace and Aleta Labak, The Cannabist Staff Changes to the rules governing Colorado’s cannabis industry go into effect Jan. 1, including a groundbreaking path for in-state research projects. The state Marijuana Enforcement Division finalized and…

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Colorado cannabis safety regs limit edible shapes, enlarge potency labels

Published: Sep 27, 2017, 10:02 am • Updated: Sep 27, 2017, 5:34 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Out with the gummy bears, in with the squares … and circles, and triangles and diamonds. On Oct. 1, Colorado no longer will allow marijuana edibles shaped like humans, animals, fruits…

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NFL commish Goodell says league ready to research medical marijuana’s safety and effectiveness

Published: Aug 4, 2017, 7:38 am • Updated: Aug 4, 2017, 7:38 am By Nicki Jhabvala, The Denver Post NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said marijuana and its potential in treating football-related injuries is “a medical issue” that the league is interested in researching further. “If pain management is something that…

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Cannabis concerns? Call Denver’s new Marijuana Health & Safety hotline

Published: May 12, 2017, 7:35 am • Updated: May 12, 2017, 9:24 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Who you gonna call with your pot questions? Denver now has a 24-7 hotline for marijuana health and safety queries: 1-877-741-3777. Launched this week, the Marijuana Health & Safety line —…

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