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.
Two Denver marijuana cultivation facilities voluntarily recalled a wide-ranging group of products Wednesday because of pesticide residues. The products tested positive for three pesticides the state says cannot be used to grow marijuana.
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.
Any other operation that routinely labeled its products “organic” without certification to back up the claim would have been shut down and fined almost immediately, an expert in organic certification said.
We’re not surprised the Denver Board of Ethics concluded that city inspectors for marijuana licensing can’t work as paid consultants to the cannabis industry elsewhere.
One group of Denver-based filmmakers stayed on the story of Colorado recreational marijuana sales for a full year, following the staffers at The Denver Post as it became pot’s paper of record. The resulting feature-length documentary, “Rolling Papers,” screens Saturday at Aspen Filmfest.
Denver city inspectors for marijuana licensing asked the Board of Ethics for its blessing to work as paid consultants to the cannabis industry elsewhere — the answer was no.
An 1865 San Francisco newspaper report of author Mark Twain’s ‘Hasheesh mania’ recalls high times not unlike today. Exactly 150 years later, well-appointed dispensaries and a vast array of concentrates have given new meaning to the Gold Rush.
Colorado’s attorney general is investigating several marijuana businesses over concerns the word “organic” in their names or advertising might be misleading to consumers.
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.
A sativa-dominant combination of Chocolate Thai and Cannalope Haze, Chocolope is just weird enough to exist, the kind of strain only a stoner could love.
The short story, as told by Beach Boys singer-songwriter Brian Wilson, of hearing the Beatles ‘Rubber Soul,’ getting really stoned and writing one of the most beloved rock songs of all time.
Cannabist style writer Katie Shapiro recalls her first (and last) 4/20, which she celebrated in Burlington, Vermont at a crucial time in her life.
There’s no ambiguity about who the target market is for a book called “Marijuana for Everybody!” With recreational cannabis now legal in Colorado and Washington, and the green tide rising across the country, the editors at High Times magazine were smart to commission a general-audience primer on all-things-weed.
Hemp farmers and activists plan to mark Colorado’s first legal outdoor hemp harvest with special events across the Front Range, including the Colorado Hemp Project Harvest Party in Sterling and a two-day event on a Boulder County farm.
Melissa Rabe was already interested in the applications and benefits of industrial hemp two years ago when the High Park Fire charred more than 87,000 acres and 250 homes in the mountains west of Fort Collins, including a 40-year-old cabin that her good friend had built by hand.
A plague of heroin addiction is upon us. Another plague. Heroin was the crisis that prompted Richard Nixon to launch the war on drugs in 1971.
Food safety inspections of businesses that manufacture and sell marijuana edibles in Denver have found products that should be refrigerated sitting out on shelves and preparation methods insufficient to kill bacteria that can cause serious food-borne illness.
Ever since its April 2012 premiere on HBO, coastal tastemakers have hyped “Girls” for its realistic depiction of twenty-something women trying to survive in New York City. The show’s creator, Lena Dunham, has been dubbed “the voice of a generation” — often by critics a generation or more older.