There’s a problem with legal marijuana: pesticides. Cannabis samples from shops and dispensaries in various states that have legalized the sale of recreational marijuana invariably reveal products contaminated with insecticides, fungicides, rodenticides and other compounds used to eliminate or prevent infestations. Pesticides have also been found in medical marijuana. It’s popularly believed that legal cannabis
We love this time of year when the grass is coming up thick and green and we need to mow almost once a week. But it’s also the time of year when we’re assaulted by lawn care companies wanting us to sign up for a full season’s worth of care. What’s that care consist of?
The Environmental Protection Agency has gone on record implicating imidacloprid, one of a class of pesticides known as neonicotinoids, as harmful to bees. The EPA’s assessment found that bees receive the pesticide in sufficient amounts to harm them when pollinating cotton and citrus crops. The EPA statement “Preliminary Pollinator Assessment to Support the Registration Review of
New Mexico’s Taos County has become the most recent locality to consider banning harmful pesticides. On July 5, the Taos County Commission discussed a County-wide ban on the use and sale of herbicides and pesticides. The County joins other jurisdictions, including the city of Richmond, California and Montgomery County, Maryland that have banned use of the products