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Bills Directing Cannabis Growing in Utah to Go Before Full Senate

Bills Directing Cannabis Growing in Utah to Go Before Full Senate

Bills Directing Cannabis Growing in Utah to Go Before Full Senate

The Senate Health and Human Services Committee on Wednesday approved a pair of bills promoting the growth of full-strength marijuana in the state and terminally ill patients’ right to try medicinal cannabis products.

Haleigh's Hope Receives USDA Organic Certification for 2017 Hemp Crop

Haleigh’s Hope Receives USDA Organic Certification for 2017 Hemp Crop

SOUTH PARK, Colo., Sept. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Haleigh’s Hope is excited to announce that they received USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) Organic Certification for its hemp crop at both farm locations in Colorado.

Maine Lawmakers OK Bill Requiring Testing Marijuana for Safety

Maine Lawmakers Approve Bill Requiring Testing Marijuana for Safety

Marijuana safety is a major concern for the Maine lawmakers, who want to make sure all marijuana is tested before hitting retail shelves. On July 20, 2017, the Maine House approved a bill that would require the Department of Agriculture to create testing facilities for marijuana.

Sonoma County Medical Marijuana Business Applications Available July 5

Sonoma County Medical Marijuana Business Applications Accepted July 5

In California, Sonoma County workers have been busy preparing for the expected rush of business owners waiting at the county’s door on July 5, 2017. Starting at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Sonoma County medical marijuana business applications will be accepted at departments throughout the county.

Hemp History Week Raising Hemp Awareness Across America

Hemp History Week Raising Hemp Awareness Across America

With industrial hemp farming now legal in 33 states, the 8th annual Hemp History Week has events scheduled across the country from June 5-11, 2017, to raise awareness about hemp’s history as a means of enriching its future.

Medocino Cultivators: Department of Agriculture Hosting Application Workshops

Mendocino Cultivators: Department of Agriculture Hosting Application Workshops

The Mendocino County Department of Agriculture recently announced that it will be hosting workshops in mid-April to help medical cannabis cultivators with their applications for cultivation permits.

State to increase testing of pot for pesticides

State to Increase Testing of Pot for Pesticides

More than two years after Washington state launched legal marijuana sales, it’s planning to test pot for banned pesticides more regularly. The state’s Liquor and Cannabis Board said Thursday it’s paying the state Department of Agriculture more than $1 million to buy new equipment and hire two full-time workers to conduct the tests.

DOA notice on Guardian

ODA Issues Stop Sale and Removal Orders on 14 Horticultural Products

PORTLAND, Ore., July 21, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Oregon Department of Agriculture has issued 12 notices of statewide detainment and stop sale and removal orders for horticultural products that contain pesticide active ingredients not listed on the label.

Higher Ed in Louisiana: LSU and Southern University Authorize Medical Marijuana Cultivation

Higher Ed: LSU and Southern University Authorize Medical Marijuana Cultivation

On June 24, 2016, the Louisiana State University Board of Supervisors and the Southern University Board of Supervisors both announced the approval of resolutions to let their agricultural centers begin the process of becoming state-sanctioned medical marijuana cultivators.

Kindman Disputes CDA's Pesticide Advisory

Kindman Disputes Colorado MED Pesticide Advisory

On March 17, 2016, the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division issued a public health and safety advisory regarding potentially unsafe pesticide residues on retail cannabis plant material and products produced from cannabis cultivated by MGI Inc., dba Kindman.

DOA notice on Guardian

Pesticide Product Guardian Ordered Removed From Sale

SALEM, Ore., Feb. 8, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Oregon Department of Agriculture has ordered stoppage of sale and the removal of the pesticide product Guardian, which is labeled for use on ornamental, food, and feed crops for mite control but also used by cannabis growers.


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