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Should You Fear Pesticides on Your Cannabis?

'Pesticide' is the most serious buzzword in cannabis right now. However, not all pesticides are meant to be feared. This is why.

Oregon’s Cannabis Lab Testing System Flunks State Audit

No one is watching the watchmen in Oregon — where lax cannabis lab oversight drew official censure this week.

Maryland’s First Medical Cannabis Grower Fined for Banned Pesticides

The first company to be licensed as a medical marijuana grower in Maryland has been fined for using banned crop-protection pesticides.

Seattle’s Leading Pot Shop Launches Random Product Testing

The project by retailer Uncle Ike's is an effort to curb the number of contaminated products that make it to consumers.

First Cannabis Recalls Hit California as Testing Rules Bite Down

Bloom Brands and Lowell Farms pull vapes and pre-rolls for potential pesticide contamination. Labs under scrutiny.

What Are You Smoking? Episode 47: Ethan Russo and What’s in Your Cannabis

Noted cannabis researcher Dr. Ethan Russo stops by the show to share his research–and his concerns–about pesticides on cannabis in Washington State.

Legalization Inundates California’s Cannabis Labs

California cannabis labs are being swamped with samples as new product purity regulations take effect.

What’s Lurking In California Bud?

California’s legal recreational cannabis supply is now cleaner than the state’s food. Starting July 1, all cannabis products sold at licensed stores must undergo rigorous…

The Curious Case of the Cannabis Aphid

The first confirmed sighting of the cannabis aphid in North America was in 2016. Since then, the hungry bug has spread rapidly across the continent.

Feds Refresh California Marijuana Strategy

State and federal officials Tuesday announced they will use $2.5 million in federal money to target illegal grows.

New Rules Have Montana Marijuana Providers Testing, Labeling

New regulations cover everything from employee ID badges to pesticide testing. They first changes take effect this week.

North Dakota Accepting Proposals From Medical Marijuana Labs

The selected lab will test marijuana for contaminants including pesticides and to ensure that levels of the cannabinoid THC are accurately labeled.

Arizona May Finally Begin Lab Testing Medical Cannabis for Contaminants

More than seven years after Arizona legalized medical cannabis, the state may begin to require lab testing to identify mold, pesticides, and other contaminants.

Lab Test Finds 77% of California Clones Contaminated With Pesticides

The Steep Hill Labs project lends credence to growers who say they're not using banned pesticides--yet still find residue in their plants.

Contaminated Cannabis Still Hitting the Shelves in Oregon, Report Finds

For the first few states that legalized adult-use cannabis, the early years have included a lot of learning on the fly in the early days of the industry.

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