Colorado Tries To Clamp Down On Pesticide Use On Pot

COLORADO:  A dry courtroom dispute unfolding here has the potential to dramatically alter how marijuana is grown across Colorado, as health inspectors try clamp down on pesticide use by pot growers.

The court fight is over whether Denver health officials and state agriculture inspectors have the right to quarantine and test marijuana they believe has been improperly contaminated with certain pesticides.

Marijuana store Organic Greens is asking a city judge to lift one of those quarantines and allow it to sell 15-20 pounds of marijuana its owner admits was treated with a fungicide called Eagle 20. He says the chemical is widely used within the industry and by other farmers to fight powdery mildew, and that it poses little risk to consumers.