DENVER (CBS4) – The State of Colorado released hundreds of pages of new rules designed to make the marijuana industry safer for consumers.

The new rules require more frequent lab testing of marijuana products for potency, pesticides and other contaminants.

Just this month, the Marijuana Enforcement Division recalled marijuana products from two separate grow operations, Starbuds and Tree of Wellness, for use of banned pesticides.

“We have found through our testing to date is we have a 90 to 92% compliance rate when we go out and do our tests,” said Mike Hartman, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Revenue.

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Mark Ackerman ~ Denver.cbslocal.com ~

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