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Arizona Lawmaker Wants Medical Pot Tested for Mold and Pesticides

Arizona Lawmaker Wants Medical Pot Tested for Mold and Pesticides

Arizona Lawmaker Wants Medical Pot Tested for Mold and Pesticides

The medical marijuana industry is a new frontier in Arizona and State Sen. Sonny Borrelli wants to make it safer for patients and customers.

Organic Farming Expert: Oregon's New Cannabis Laws and Sustainable Options

Organic Farming Expert: Oregon’s New Cannabis Laws and Sustainable Options

Oregon’s laws regarding cannabis testing for pesticides and insecticides are a double-edged sword. Just like many things in life, there is a trade-off to progress.

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Steep Hill Study Provides Evidence of Substantial Pesticide Contamination in California Cannabis Clones

BERKELEY, Calif., Sept. 22, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Steep Hill Labs, Inc., the global industry leader in cannabis testing and analytics, today released a study, entitled “Study of Pesticides in Cannabis Plant Clones” (see http://landing.steephill.com/cleanclones for the full white paper) which shows that – whether through direct use or via cross-contamination – the presence of pesticides in the California cannabis supply is endemic and can be sourced to the persistent presence of pesticides in clones.

Banned Pesticides From Illegal Cannabis Farms Seep Into California Water

Banned Pesticides From Illegal Cannabis Farms Seep Into California Water

Toxic chemicals from illegal marijuana farms hidden deep in California’s forests are showing up in rivers and streams that feed the state’s water supply, prompting fears that humans and animals may be at risk, data reviewed by Reuters show.

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OLCC Rules Adjusted for Pesticide Testing of Usable Marijuana

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 30, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Beginning today, August 30, 2017, every batch of usable marijuana (flower and leaves) must be tested directly for pesticides according to the Oregon Health Authority’s testing rules in order to be compliant. This includes untested product that was collected for sampling prior to August 30.

How Well Are Canadian Cannabis Companies Managing Recall Risks?

How Well Are Canadian Cannabis Companies Managing Recall Risks?

It seems as though news of recalls related to specific batches of bad marijuana from licensed Canadian producers has been coming in more frequently than marijuana investors and consumers would like to see.

Illegal Marijuana Farms Dump Shocking Amount of Toxic Waste

Illegal Marijuana Farms Dump Shocking Amount of Toxic Waste

There’s a harsh downside to the boom in marijuana legalization and use on the West Coast: Illegal marijuana growers are polluting the environment to an alarming degree and threatening the health of people and rare wildlife in the process.

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Cannabis Growers Brace for Proposed Limits on Chemicals in Crop Sprays

The laid-back days when marijuana growers could spray crops with chemicals without fear of consequences are just about over as California prepares to deploy a strict new testing regimen, but the proposed regulations have sparked debate over claims they’ll force many pot merchants out of business.

5 Marijuana Trends to Watch in Portland

5 Marijuana Trends to Watch in Portland

Most people think about Colorado when marijuana is mentioned, but Oregon is one of the biggest cannabis-friendly hotspots to watch for emerging marijuana trends in 2017. This is particularly the case with the state’s largest city, Portland.

California Governor Allotting $1.5M for Emerald Triangle Cannabis Cleanup

California Governor Allotting $1.5M for Emerald Triangle Cannabis Cleanup

On May 10, 2017, California Assemblyman Jim Wood, D-Healdsburg, announced that California Gov. Jerry Brown will allot $1.5 million from California’s state budget to cover an Emerald Triangle cannabis cleanup of illegal grow sites in Humboldt, Trinity and Mendocino Counties.

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Statement from Health Canada on Mandatory Testing of Medical Cannabis for Unauthorized Pesticides

OTTAWA, Ontario, May 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Today, Health Canada is announcing that it will require all licensed producers to conduct mandatory testing of all cannabis products destined for sale for the presence of unauthorized pesticides.

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ASTM – Cannabis Standards Group Approved, Launches June 11 in Canada

W. CONSHOHOCKEN,Penn., April 25, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — ASTM International, one of the world’s leading standards organizations, announced today that its board of directors has approved the formation of a committee on cannabis (D37). The organization also announced that the committee will hold its first official meeting June 11-12 in Toronto.

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Oregon Liquor Control Commission Issues Marijuana Recall

PORTLAND, Ore., March 18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is issuing an immediate health and safety advisory due to the identification of potentially unsafe pesticide residue on retail plant material produced from marijuana cultivated by Emerald Wave Estate, LLC.

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Settlement with Northglenn, Colo. Retailer Resolves Alleged Violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act

DENVER, March 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached an agreement with Grow Depot, a Northglenn, Colo. hydroponics and organics supply store, resolving alleged violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).

LA Sheriff Thinks Feds May Target Marijuana

LA Sheriff Thinks Feds May Target Marijuana

The leader of the nation’s largest sheriff’s department says he expects federal drug agents will attempt to step up marijuana enforcement as California moves forward with legalization. But Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell said he believes there isn’t the manpower to conduct widespread raids on growers and businesses selling marijuana.

Study: 23% of Colorado's Cannabis Workers Lack Health and Safety Training

Study: 23% of Colorado’s Cannabis Workers Lack Health and Safety Training

In mid-February, researchers at Colorado State University and the Center for Health, Work & Environment at the Colorado School of Public Health, published “Work and Well-Being in the Colorado Cannabis Industry.”

Canopy Growth Corp. Could Crash Over Use of Banned Pesticides

Canopy Growth Corp. Could Crash Over Use of Banned Pesticides

Canopy Growth’s recently acquired Mettrum Ltd. stated that it wrote off $800,000 of costs owing to a series of recalls over the use of a banned pesticides. The staff at Mettrum feared detection from authorities, so they hid the pesticides in the office’s ceiling tiles.

Farming Collective Sets Bar High for Sustainable Cannabis

This Farming Collective Sets Bar High for Sustainable Cannabis

With legalization making gains across North America, a collective of marijuana farmers from California’s legendary Humboldt County hope that their brand of cannabis strains will set the bar high for the industry’s ecological standards.

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Statement from Health Canada on the Testing of Cannabis for Medical Purposes for Unauthorized Pest Control Products

OTTAWA, Ontario, Feb. 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Recently, two licensed producers of cannabis for medical purposes undertook voluntary recalls of cannabis products that contained low levels of prohibited pest control products (myclobutanil/bifenazate/pyrethrins).

Lab Finds Toxic Fungicide on Medical Marijuana in San Francisco Area

Lab Finds Toxic Fungicide on Medical Marijuana in San Francisco Area

A reporter at a San Francisco-area television station sent six samples of medical marijuana to a laboratory in Berkeley, Calif., for testing, and the results have raised some red flags, according to the KPIX website. “Only one of those six had no detectable pesticides,” Dr. Donald Land, a researcher at Steep Hill Lab, said.

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Oregon Releases Its First Health Alert For Marijuana Laced With Pesticides

An Oregon laboratory discovered a pesticide in two strains of marijuana sold in a dispensary, causing the state to issue its first health alert for tainted marijuana. Between Oct. 15 and Oct. 17, about 130 customers of the medical marijuana dispensary New Leaf bought the tainted marijuana, which was tainted with spinosad.

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Public Health and Safety Advisory Regarding Green Meadows Wellness LLC, dba Infinite Wellness Center

DENVER, Oct. 19, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — In accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order (D 2015-015), the Colorado Department of Revenue (“DOR”), in conjunction with the Colorado Department of Agriculture (“CDA”) and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (“CDPHE”), are issuing an immediate health and safety advisory due to the identification of potentially unsafe pesticide residues on medical marijuana plant material and marijuana products.

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.

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Two State Agencies Partner to Speed Testing Marijuana for Illegal Pesticides

OLYMPIA, Wash., Sept. 15, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) and the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) today announced that they have an agreement in place that will allow the two agencies to work together cooperatively to test for illegal pesticides on marijuana.

Pennsylvania Releases Medical Marijuana Draft Rules

Pennsylvania Releases Medical Marijuana Draft Rules

On Aug. 18, 2016, the state of Pennsylvania released draft rules regarding the regulation of its medical marijuana system. According to Philly.com, the 90-page set of rules will define how marijuana is cultivated, tracked and protected in the state of Pennsylvania.

How to Manage Risk in Cannabis: Make Sure Good Things Happen to Good People

How to Manage Risk in Cannabis: Make Sure Good Things Happen to Good People

As business owners, managing risk is something we are all aware of, but it’s often pushed to the side, especially with new businesses, in the battle for cash flow and stability. We tell ourselves that we will work on risk once we are making money.

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.

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Consultancy Predicts Cannabis Shortage Due to Quality Control Issues

On March 16, 2016, Comprehensive Cannabis Consulting, a cannabis consultancy and author of Cannabis Benchmarks, announced that it predicts there will be a cannabis shortage in Colorado and Oregon due to noncompliant cannabis being removed from circulation.

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As Pesticides Remain Hot Button Issue for Colorado Cannabis Industry, New Regulations Aim to Provide Clarity

DENVER, Feb. 24, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — As pesticide legislation works its way through the Colorado General Assembly, the Cannabis Business Alliance (CBA) calls for sensible regulation of pesticides.

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Mountain High Suckers Issues Major Product Recall

On Dec. 30, 2015, the city of Denver announced that Mountain High Suckers, a Denver-based manufacturer of marijuana-infused products, voluntarily recalled almost 100,000 units after product samples tested positive for potentially unsafe levels of pesticide residues.


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