The five most common state-banned pesticides seen in the marijuana recalls issued by the city of Denver in 2015 — and what we know about them.
Denver marijuana business Advanced Medical Alternatives is voluntarily recalling 133 individually packaged grams of cannabis concentrates because they contain potentially dangerous pesticides banned for use on pot plants in Colorado. It’s the city’s 11th pesticide-related recall of cannabis products in three months.
Denver health officials are requiring marijuana companies that recall products tainted with unapproved pesticides to use websites and social media accounts to alert consumers.
The city of Denver announced the ninth marijuana recall in 10 weeks on Wednesday — this one for more than 12,600 packages of Gaia’s Garden infused edibles.
A federal law that permits pesticides to be used on crops threatened by an outbreak or infestation could be the solution for marijuana growers struggling with restrictions on the chemicals they can use.
Colorado regulators have proposed rules that would further restrict which pesticides can be used to grow marijuana to those that are least harmful and are already allowed on crops intended for human consumption and tobacco.
A pair of marijuana users in Colorado — one of them a medical-card holder with a brain tumor — have sued the state’s largest pot grower for allegedly using a potentially dangerous pesticide on the pot they later purchased.
Two marijuana users in Colorado have filed suit against a pot grower they say used an unhealthy pesticide on the weed they later bought.
State regulators have known since 2012 that marijuana was grown with potentially dangerous pesticides, but pressure from the industry and lack of guidance from federal authorities delayed their efforts to enact regulations, and they ultimately landed on a less restrictive approach than originally envisioned.
After Denver Post lab tests last week found residual amounts of non-approved pesticide chemicals in concentrated marijuana products made by Mahatma Concentrates, the Denver company has started to test the cannabis it takes in from other pot companies, according to Mahatma leadership.
State agriculture officials have opened an investigation into a marijuana grow operation named in a report by The Denver Post about pesticide residues, and confirmed a second business named in the story was already under scrutiny.
Nearly six months after the city of Denver began a crackdown on unapproved pesticides in marijuana products, a spot-check by The Denver Post found that the chemicals were still being sold to consumers.
Denver health officials Tuesday began inspecting and quarantining hundreds of marijuana products because their labels listed pesticides not approved for use on cannabis.
As legal marijuana moves from basements and backwoods to warehouses and commercial fields, the mold and spider mites that once ruined only a few plants at a time can now quickly create a multimillion-dollar crisis for growers. Some are turning to industrial-strength chemicals, raising concerns about safety.
Illinois medical marijuana would be required to carry warning labels about possible side effects under a bill proposed by a Republican lawmaker.
We’re talking with industry insiders about issues involving Colorado marijuana shops — ownership by women and minorities, edibles cooking classes, consulting opportunities and TV documentaries about cannabis businesses. Featured guests: Simply Pure co-owner Wanda James and Medicine Man CEO Andy Williams.
The study found that in rats, the same physiological effect occurs after inhaling secondhand smoke from marijuana as with cigarettes. And, the arteries take 90 minutes to recover compared with the 30 minutes with cigarette smoke.
The fate of farmers in Big Sur — the birthplace of legendary “Big Sur Holy Weed” in the Golden State’s storied cannabis culture — remains more precarious than ever.
An owner of cannabis testing lab OG Analytical has taken steps to sever ties to her company amid allegations she participates in neo-Nazi activities.
Changes to the rules governing Colorado’s cannabis industry go into effect Jan. 1, including a groundbreaking path for in-state cannabis research.
Starting Oct. 1, Colorado will no longer allow marijuana edibles shaped like humans, animals, fruit or cartoons and will require more prominently displayed THC potency information. FULL REPORT
Starting in January, when California’s vast legal marijuana market opens, all cannabis must be tested — and most chemicals will be banned.
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