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Regulating Pesticide Use By Colorado's Marijuana Growers03:45
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There is concern that marijuana growers in Colorado are using dangerous pesticides in the absence of federal oversight. (Ed Andrieski/AP)
There is concern that marijuana growers in Colorado are using dangerous pesticides in the absence of federal oversight. (Ed Andrieski/AP)
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Earlier this year officials in Colorado cited a handful of commercial marijuana growers for misusing pesticides in indoor grow houses.

Some of those businesses were also advertising their products as “chemical-free” and “organic.” Because the drug is still illegal at the federal level, growers in states where the plant is legal can make unchecked claims about their plants.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Harvest Public Media’s Luke Runyon reports on efforts to provide guidelines to growers.

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This segment aired on November 4, 2015.

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