Moonshine Haze (marijuana review)

Moonshine Haze brings to mind Colorado and prohibition history. A sativa hybrid bred by Rare Dankness, it’s a source of energy and focus.

Denver lifts hold on marijuana products after testing for pesticides

Denver marijuana products pass pesticide test; hold lifted

Denver health officials Wednesday lifted a day-old order to hold hundreds of marijuana-infused lozenges and raw marijuana from two businesses after lab tests showed no trace of an unapproved pesticide listed among their ingredients.

Denver lifts hold on marijuana products after testing for pesticides

Denver cracks down on pesticide use in pot products

Denver health officials Tuesday began inspecting and quarantining hundreds of marijuana products because their labels listed pesticides not approved for use on cannabis.

Marijuana pesticides: Unknowns abound for pot growers

Unknowns abound in pesticide use for growing pot

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.

Some Denver City Council candidates open to relaxed marijuana rules

Where do Denver City Council hopefuls stand on pot regs?

Sixteen months after Colorado launched legal recreational marijuana sales, the center of the burgeoning industry in Denver is asking to extend shops’ evening closing hours and revisit the outright ban on public consumption.

Video: State inspectors pop in on Colorado pot shops

Owners of Colorado marijuana businesses can expect inspections to happen in the state’s regulated market, and Denver Relief co-owner Ean Seeb talks with Cannabist editor Ricardo Baca about the recent crackdown and surprise inspections over improper use of pesticides.

An example of potentially dangerous electrical work in an unlicensed grow. (City of Denver)

Denver proposes crackdown on unlicensed grows’ pot plant limits

The city of Denver proposed a new amendment to limit unlicensed, non-residential marijuana cultivations to 36 plants. Officials behind the plan say the measure would make for safer conditions, more clear law enforcement options and fewer opportunities for untracked pot to escape into the black or gray markets.

(Jeremy Papasso, Boulder Daily Camera)

Utah: DEA warns of stoned rabbits if state passes medical marijuana bill

Utah is considering a bill that would allow patients with certain debilitating conditions to be treated with edible forms of marijuana. If the bill passes, the state’s wildlife may “cultivate a taste” for the plant, lose their fear of humans, and basically be high all the time. That’s according to testimony presented to a Utah Senate panel (time stamp 58:00) last week by an agent of the Drug Enforcement Administration who specifically mentioned stoned rabbits.

Jeffco considers allowing marijuana testing facilities (but still no rec sales)

It’s unlikely anyone would accuse Jefferson County commissioners of rushing when it comes to deciding a marijuana policy, but one issue could be settled soon. They are considering allowing marijuana testing facilities despite a ban on recreational sales outside of local municipalities that allow it.

Study finds medical pot farms draining streams dry

Medical pot farms draining streams dry in drought-plagued Calif.

Some drought-stricken rivers and streams in Northern California’s coastal forests are being polluted and sucked dry by water-guzzling medical marijuana farms, wildlife officials say — an issue that has spurred at least one county to try to outlaw personal grows.