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Denver quarantines marijuana products due to pesticides

Denver health officials began inspecting and quarantining hundreds of marijuana products because their labels listed pesticides not approved for use on cannabis. The move comes about six months after the city quarantined 100,000 plants at 11 grow facilities over concerns about pesticides.

Although pesticides are widely used on crops, their use on cannabis remains problematic because no safety standards exist. Marijuana is illegal under federal law, so the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which regulates pesticides, has never established any limits.

The Colorado Department of Agriculture, however, has created a list of pesticides it says can be used.

State law requires all marijuana product labels list the pesticides, contaminants, fungicides and herbicides that were used at any point of the production process, from germination to packaging.

Click here for the complete article at The Denver Post

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