Washing Ag Department announces independent pesticide enforcement.

The Washington State Department of Agriculture confirmed in an email distributed through their new listserv that they recently began conducting routine unannounced pesticide inspections at cannabis grow facilities. During these visits the Department of Agriculture may or may not be accompanied by the liquor and cannabis board. They warn that if pesticide violations are found…

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Mandatory pesticide testing is coming to Washington State

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Following the lead of other Adult Use markets like Oregon and Colorado, the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) is on track to create new rules that would implement pesticide and heavy metal testing for all marijuana product sold in the Washington marketplace. The public comment period for the rule making closed on Oct. 24th,…

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Process Safety Management and Cannabis Extraction

One of the things we learned at the occupation health and safety conference in Bend is that cannabis extraction facilities have some of the most complicated and dangerous facilities in the marijuana industry. In hydrocarbon, super critical CO2, and alcohol extraction, the presence of flammable and/ hazardous gasses, sometimes under high pressure, create a very…

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