CO’s Costly Marijuana Pesticide Testing

By |September 17th, 2018|

The Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) requires a lot of marijuana pesticide testing. The MED requires multiple testing on all marijuana flower and trim (but not concentrates). This results in redundancy and higher costs.

New marijuana pesticide testing in Colorado officially began Aug. 1. But cultivators have been busy contending with product gluts and falling wholesale prices. […]

Election 2016 Cannabis Ballot Issues

By |November 16th, 2016|

Upon the heels of Donald Trump’s election, four states approved retail adult use of cannabis and four approved medical marijuana use. That brings the total to 28 states with a legal cannabis industry.

California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada will join Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and the District of Columbia to offer cannabis for adult use. Arkansa, Floridas, Montana and North Dakota […]

CDA Removes Guardian

By |March 2nd, 2016|

All In Enterprises is all out after the Colorado Department of Agriculture reported a Federal Stop Sale for Guardian pesticide. Guardian is a mite control spray. All In Enterprises identifies Guardian as 100 percent natural with lemongrass, cinnamon oil and citric acid. Samples of the product have been found to contain abamectin, an insecticide and miticide, not […]

Denver District Court Dismisses Lawsuit Against LivWell

By |February 15th, 2016|

Denver District Court Dismisses Pesticide Lawsuit

Denver 2nd District Court Judge J. Eric Elliff has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Brandan Flores and Brandie Larrabee against LivWell Enlightened Health. The two, represented by Rob Corry, alleged LivWell used the Dow Agro product Eagle 20 during the cultivation process. Eagle 20 is a restricted fungicide used […]

Denver Product Recalls

By |February 9th, 2016|

The Denver Department of Environmental Health issued two more recalls on marijuana-infused products due to the potential presence of unsafe pesticide residues.

Allied Concessions, doing business as Organa Labs, is voluntarily recalling O.Pen Vape marijuana products. The recall affects an undetermined amount of individual units of marijuana concentrates that are used for vaporizing.

Residual levels of Imidacloprid, Myclobutanil, […]

Denver to Release Recalled Marijuana Infused Products

By |February 9th, 2016|

The city of Denver plans to allow the release of recalled cannabis-infused products back onto the market despite Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s executive order mandating cannabis products testing positive for banned pesticides to be destroyed.

The cannabis-infused edibles were made by EdiPure and Gaia Garden. The products had been recalled after they tested positive for pesticides […]

DigiPath Labs to Open in Denver

By |January 23rd, 2016|

DigiPath Labs Colorado, an affiliate of DigiPath, will soon be operating a cannabis testing facility in Denver.

Chief Science Officer Cindy Orser, a Colorado resident, is the sole owner of DigiPath Labs Colorado. The company has been granted a conditional Colorado state license.

The company intends to license standard operating procedures developed and validated for cannabis testing […]

Colorado Marijuana Pesticides

By |October 13th, 2015|

A great deal about Colorado marijuana pesticides have been in the news recently due to a large marijuana chain being sued by two consumers for the use of pesticides on the products they purchased. The pesticides used on the products that were purchased is known as “Eagle-20”; a fungicide that contains the ingredient myclobutinal that when heated breaks down and releases a poison known as hydrogen cyanide. “Eagle-20” is not on the list of approved Colorado marijuana pesticides. According to The Colorado Department of Agriculture “Eagle-20” is banned from use on all tobacco and marijuana products. The use of “Eagle-20” is only approved for use on vegetation that will not be inhaled. The company being sued had 60,000 plants quarantined from the use of “Eagle-20”; the quarantine was lifted when only low levels of chemicals were found. The two consumers are suing the company for what they claim was overpriced cannabis, based on the fact that the pesticide had been used on the plants they purchased. Although the consumers were not harmed from the cannabis they purchased, they stated that they would not have inhaled had they known the product that was previously used on these plants.