Environmental

Colorado Governor Calls Pesticide-Tainted Cannabis ‘A Threat to Public Safety,’ Oregon Updates Regulations

Washington, DC--(ENEWSPF)--November 17, 2015.  Last Thursday, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper issued an executive order directing state agencies to address public safety concerns related to pesticide-contaminated cannabis. The next day, the state of Oregon adopted new rules strengthening its requirements for laboratory testing of cannabis for pesticides. The state-level action on pesticide-tainted cannabis is viewed as responsive to an ongoing public health threat. However, safety advocates say steps are needed to ensure that cannabis users, particularly medical patients with cancer, seizures, or other immune compromising diseases, are safe from toxic chemicals.
Governor Hickenlooper’s Executive Order . . .

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