Weed 101: Colorado agriculture office shares pot know-how – Cannabis News

The Colorado Department of Agriculture is working on the world's first government-produced manual on how to grow marijuana.

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Weed 101: Colorado agriculture office shares pot know-how – Cannabis News

The Colorado Department of Agriculture is working on the world's first government-produced manual on how to grow marijuana.

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Colorado to certify industrial hemp seeds in an initiative touted as first in the nation – Marijuana News

Colorado, already a national leader in hemp cultivation, is pushing forward with a plan to certify seed, in part to ensure THC levels, the active ingredient in marijuana, do not exceed legal levels.

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Colorado Governor issues executive order to declare tainted pot a threat to public safety – Marijuana News

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper speaks at a 2012 event in Washington, D.C. Image: USDA via Wikimedia Commons

Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday issued an executive order telling state agencies that any marijuana grown with unapproved pesticides is a threat to public safety and should be removed from commerce and destroyed.

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Colorado proposes stricter rules on pesticides for growing pot

Robert Grandt works in the grow room at 3D Cannabis Center in Denver on March 11, 2015. (RJ Sangosti, Denver Post file)
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New rule would limit industry's choice of pesticides to only those already allowed for use on food for human consumption.

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Colorado working to tweak marijuana enforcement, testing rules

Sign outside a Denver dispensary. Photo: WeedWorthy.com
 
GOLDEN - Colorado kicked off a month-long effort Wednesday to develop and tweak marijuana enforcement rules dealing with everything from yeast levels to how edible medical marijuana products are labeled and packaged.
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Hemp Seed On Its Way To Colorado, With A Federal Blessing

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Following months of wrangling, the Colorado Department of Agriculture has secured a permit from federal drug enforcement officials to import industrial hemp seed from foreign countries.
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