An agricultural grow shop in a Denver suburb was slapped with a $27,500 fine by federal regulators for repackaging and selling pesticides without the required labeling.
At least two of the pesticides in question led directly to marijuana product recalls in recent years.
The situation could prove another indication the federal government is keeping an increasingly close eye on the marijuana industry.
Grow Depot in Northglenn agreed to the fine by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency after the bureau found that hop employees were pouring pesticides into 1-ounce containers from the original bottles and selling them without proper legal labeling, the Denver Post reported.
The Grow Depot’s violations occurred in May 2016. As part of a settlement deal with the EPA, the company has agreed to cease selling unregistered pesticides.