When will Hawaii's medical marijuana dispensaries open? – Cannabis News

It has been nearly a year since the state granted eight medical marijuana dispensary licenses, but it wasn't until last month that several licensees started pot production.

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When will Hawaii's medical marijuana dispensaries open? – Cannabis News

It has been nearly a year since the state granted eight medical marijuana dispensary licenses, but it wasn't until last month that several licensees started pot production.

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Why Kyle Kushman Swears by Veganic Cannabis Grow Methods – Cannabis News

Cannabis cultivator Kyle Kushman, winner of 13 Cannabis Cup titles for his Strawberry Cough strain, advocates growing veganic versus just organic.

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New Colorado bill would create guidelines for organic marijuana – Marijuana News

Colorado marijuana consumers will be able to buy pesticide-free, “certified organic” weed if lawmakers pass a new bill aimed at creating special labels for the state’s legal cannabis industry.

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Scientist presses Oregon for stopgap pesticide testing of marijuana – Marijuana News

Mikey Deangelo processes flower at Dab Society Extracts in Portland. Image: Beth Nakamura, The Oregonian

Starting next spring, Oregon will require all marijuana products sold in dispensaries or recreational shops to undergo testing for nearly 60 pesticides.

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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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Marijuana Grower Sued For Using Pesticides

A five bladed leaf from a three month old female cannabis sativa plant. Image: Psychonaught via Wikimedia Commons
 
It didn’t take long before marijuana companies would be treated like any other company, and that means getting sued.
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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)
David Migoya and Ricardo Baca ~ The Denver Post ~

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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The Wild West of Marijuana Pesticides

Natural pest control business gets boost from medical cannabis industry

Sarah Stuive, biological control consultant, checks for bugs at Bedrocan Canada, a medical marijuana facility, in Toronto on Monday, August 17, 2015. Image: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
Alexandra Posadzki ~ The Canadian Press ~
 
TORONTO – When Sarah Stuive first got into the natural pest control business – which uses predatory insects, or “good bugs,” to weed out pests – she never expected to be working with cannabis plants.
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