Pesticide, Herbicide Use By Pot Growers Raises Safety Concerns

COLORADO:   Microscopic bugs and mildew can destroy a marijuana operation faster than any police raid. And because the crop has been illegal for so long, neither growers nor scientists have any reliable research to help fight the infestations. As legal marijuana moves from basements and backwoods to warehouses and commercial fields, the mold and spider Read the full article…

Too Restrictive? Marijuana Labs Raise Concerns About Massachusetts Lead Regulations

MASSACHUSETTS:  The state’s first medical marijuana dispensary is expected to open in Salem later this month. But it may not have any actual dried marijuana for sale. The main problem: lead. “To date,  every sample of cannabis that we have tested for heavy metals, particularly lead, would fail the existing regulations ,” said Chris Hudalla, the chief scientific officer Read the full article…

What Exactly Are You Smoking? Determination Of Pesticide Residues In Cannabis Smoke

CALIFORNIA:  The present study was conducted in order to quantify to what extent cannabis consumers may be exposed to pesticide and other chemical residues through inhaled mainstream cannabis smoke. Three different smoking devices were evaluated in order to provide a generalized data set representative of pesticide exposures possible for medical cannabis users. Three different pesticides, Read the full article…

What Exactly Are You Smoking? Determination Of Pesticide Residues In Cannabis Smoke

CALIFORNIA:  The present study was conducted in order to quantify to what extent cannabis consumers may be exposed to pesticide and other chemical residues through inhaled mainstream cannabis smoke. Three different smoking devices were evaluated in order to provide a generalized data set representative of pesticide exposures possible for medical cannabis users. Three different pesticides, Read the full article…