The Denver Post | OCT 5, 2015 Colorado marijuana business LivWell has been sued by two cannabis consumers over selling pot grown with an unallowed pesticide that allegedly turns into cyanide when smoked
Large Colorado pot grower LivWell sued over pesticides
Omar Juarbe inspects the hundreds of marijuana plants at LivWell in August. In October, LivWell was sued by a pair of users over alleged use of a potentially dangerous pesticide. (image:Denver Post file)
David Migoya and Ricardo Baca
A pair of marijuana users in Colorado one of them a medical-card holder with a brain tumor have sued the states largest pot grower for allegedly using a potentially dangerous pesticide on the pot they later purchased.
The lawsuit against LivWell Inc. by Brandan Flores and Brandie Larrabee seeks class-action status and alleges the company for years inappropriately used Eagle 20, a heavy-hitting pesticide with myclobutanil that kills a variety of pests endangering the plants.
Flores lives in Denver and Larrabee is a Grand Junction resident.
Neither alleges they were sick....
Passing the Sniff Test: Odor-Minimizing Technology Proliferating in Cannabis Industry as Complaints Rise
Marijuana Business Daily staff
High Valley Farms has tried several methods to quell the odors coming from its cultivation facility that sits 20 miles north of Aspen, Colorado, amid frequent complaints from neighbors.
But doing so effectively proved difficult, time-consuming and costly.
So far this year, its employed a mist-vapor system and a dry-vapor system, both of which emit their own odors that some local residents find offensive, founder and chief executive Jordan Lewis told county commissioners at a recent meeting. It also installed a hydroxyl system it hopes will eliminate odors before they get ....
How Oregons marijuana law compares with Washingtons
Juliano Hamana, 24, samples the aroma of one of the offerings at Shango Premium Cannabis, in Portland , Ore., Thrusday, Oct. 1, 2015. (image:Timothy J. Gonzalez / The Associated Press)
With Voodoo doughnuts in hand, some Portlanders got their first taste of legal, recreational, purchased-in-Oregon weed early Thursday morning.
With cheaper taxes, legal home grow and a regulated medical marijuana system, some in the Washington pot industry worry the state will struggle to compete once Oregons market gets running at full speed.
Heres how Oregons law compares:
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Kevin Lamb, whos been advocating for marijuana legalization over the past three decades, has been around long enough to know one thing about the cannabis industry: set yourself apart or get left behind.
That thought was paramount when he and his business partners two growers and a dispensary owner decided to purchase extraction equipment costing about $280,000, which they plan to use to start a company that will make cannabis oil cartridges for vape pens.
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The Denver Post | SEP 23, 2015 City employees asked for permission to do marijuana consulting work outside Denver, but ethics board says no
Denver gives red light to inspectors consulting for marijuana industry
Denver city inspectors for marijuana licensing asked the Board of Ethics for its blessing to work as paid consultants to the cannabis industry elsewhere.
In a resounding No this week, the board balked. Its advisory opinion cites concerns about potential conflicts of interest and bad appearances, saying such work would violate the citys Code of Ethics.
When the board discussed the inspectors request for an ethics opinion last week before issuing its formal guidance Tuesday chairman Brian Spano spoke more plainly.
I just think its too close a call to be a paid consultant....
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