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    Dangerous Pesticides in Medical Marijuana

    I've used MMJ for 6 years, and started to notice that my body reacted differently to the same strain bought from different dispensaries. Heart palpitations and muscle aches were the bad side effects. A friend told me the pesticides used by growers caused those side effects, and introduced me...
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    Canada: Why Are Some Licensed Cannabis Producers Using Banned Myclobutanil

    After a licensed producer in Ladysmith recalled some of its product last month, the use of banned pesticides in cannabis cultivation has been a hot topic in the media. Last week, staff at The Globe and Mail reported stories on two separate instances of product recall with two very different...
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    Will California's Pesticide Regulations Hurt The Weed Industry

    California's organics-loving, go-green mentality is what makes the state a hub for environmental progress, but in the case of the cannabis industry, some say it could be its downfall. Pesticide regulations released earlier this year by the California Bureau of Medical Cannabis are some of the...
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    Toxic Waste From Illegal U.S. Pot Farms Alarms Experts

    Pollution from illegal marijuana farms deep in California's national forests is far worse than previously thought, and has turned thousands of acres into waste dumps so toxic that simply touching plants has landed law enforcement officers in the hospital. The volume of banned or restricted...
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    CA: Cannabis Concentrates Have A Problem With Pesticides

    Weed vapes have a pesticide problem. Think you're vaping pure cannabis oil? Think again. Some oils and concentrates that get tested have turned out to be contaminated with toxic chemicals. "This is really nasty stuff," says Adam Lustig, CEO and founder of Higher Vision Cannabis, which...
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    Canadian Government Med Marijuana Poisoned.

    Health Canada to spot check medical marijuana after tainted pot recall - Nova Scotia - CBC News Government authorized pot contaminated with pesticides and hydrogen cyanide. Health Canada to spot check medical marijuana after tainted pot recall Department announces random testing on...
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    OR: State Seeks Cannabis Grower Input

    The three state agencies that share oversight of marijuana production in Oregon made a public request Thursday for information on growers' use of two common pesticides. The aim, according to spokespeople at two of those agencies, is to gather information on what practices work best to keep...
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    Many 2016 Emerald Cup Winners Disqualified For Pesticides

    The Emerald Cup has brought an audience of tens of thousands to the Sonoma County fairgrounds each of the last four years, and the contest's environmental focus sets it apart from other cannabis competitions. But this year, pesticides upended many of the winners of the three-day marijuana...
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    OR: State Agencies Warn Cannabis Growers

    Three state agencies in a letter reminded marijuana producers in Oregon to be careful using pesticides in the wake of two recent public health alerts. The letter states that cannabis producers whose products test below "action levels" for permitted pesticides may still fall afoul of state...
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    Southern Oregon Pot Growers Having To Torch Moldy Marijuana

    White City, Ore. - Huge piles of moldy marijuana in Southern Oregon are going up in smoke this fall after record rains in October took a toll on many crops. "At first I was freaking out about how much we are losing," said Brent Kenyon, a cannabis activist who helped craft the state's rules on...
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    Marijuana Labs - Oregon Pot Tests Safer Than Food

    Portland, Ore. - Science laboratories that test marijuana in Oregon say the state's recreational cannabis supply undergoes more testing, and is safer than any food product consumers buy. A handful of labs just got their state accredited license this October. Oregon has set the strictest...
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    Thank Journalists For Your Soon-To-Be Pesticide-Free Pot

    On September 15, the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) announced a major consumer safety investment: a $1.15 million contract with the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) to screen the state's cannabis for disallowed pesticides. Under the contract, the WSLCB will...
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    WA: State To Increase Testing Marijuana For Pesticides

    Seattle - More than two years after Washington 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 Washington Department of Agriculture more than $1 million to buy new equipment and...
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    WA: Council Member Wants A Testing Program For Banned Pesticides In Cannabis

    The King County Council will meet tomorrow afternoon to discuss an ordinance for a county-wide program to test recreational marijuana for banned pesticides. Pesticides have become a headache for cannabis growers and conscious consumers over the last year. Although the Washington State Liquor...
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    Cannabis Certification Program Restricts Pesticides And Residues

    Last week, a Denver marijuana company went through its first inspection for the Colorado-based Organic Cannabis Association's (OCA) new "pesticide-free" certification. This voluntary certification program was developed by OCA following an indefinite postponement of the Pesticide-Free Marijuana...
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    Pot Pesticides Pose Health Risks

    Further investigation into the state's burgeoning medical marijuana industry has produced a dangerous revelation that suggests what you don't know could hurt you. As Yolo County, along with the rest of the state, works to regulate the once underground industry, local ag officials are...
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    Prohibited Pesticides Found In Commonly Used Pot-Growing Products

    I got an interesting email yesterday from Erik Johansen, pesticide guru for the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA). After the Guardian Mite Spray snafu, in which it was discovered that an allowed pesticide for cannabis secretly contained a disallowed pesticide, the agency decided...
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    Why Is It So Hard To Get Clean Weed?

    In 2009, Matthew Cohen launched an unusual CSA out of Mendocino County, California. In addition to the local heirloom tomatoes and organic butter lettuce, Cohen tucked a little something extra into his weekly shipments: a fat bag of medicinal marijuana, also local, also touted as organic. Within...
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    WA: State Must Enforce Safe Standards For Pesticide Use In Marijuana Production

    AS parents, it's our absolute worst fear. For Lisa, it began when her 6-month-old daughter Cynthia was diagnosed with Dravet syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy. Her child's small body would spend the next five-plus years racked daily by punishing, life-threatening seizures – until Lisa...
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    Pesticides On MMJ Force Huge Pot Contest, The Emerald Cup, To Tighten Its Rules

    The world's biggest cannabis contest will tighten its contamination rules and publish the names of growers and dispensaries who fail screenings for pesticides and residual solvents, Legalization Nation has learned. The Emerald Cup, held in December in Santa Rosa each year, also will add...