Denver-Area Marijuana Growers Face Regulatory Actions

Marijuana cultivators around the Denver metro area are having a tough spring.

Six commercial operators were recently ordered to quarantine hundreds of cannabis plants due to a potential pesticide violation. The quarantine puts the cultivators’ businesses on hold indefinitely, as they can’t sell any of their crop until the quarantine is lifted.

The names of the six cultivators were not released.

In a related action, the city is requiring all 371 licensed cultivators within its borders to report by April 1 which pesticides they use.

On top of that, the city may also shut down up to 60 marijuana-growing collectives if the city council approves a measure to limit the number of plants allowed in a non-residential building to 36, if it’s not a licensed commercial operation.

Collectives have been part of Colorado’s medical marijuana market for years. Additional groups have emerged over the past year to support residents who want to legally grow the six plants they’re allowed under the state’s recreational law, but are unable to cultivate at home. Some, for instance, are forbidden from growing under terms of their apartment lease.

According to Denver officials, some of the collectives have up to 2,000 plants and don’t conform to safety codes.

One comment on “Denver-Area Marijuana Growers Face Regulatory Actions
  1. Organic on

    It has unfortunately been my experience that more than one rec store has lied about their pesticide use, despite their listing pesticides on the label. Those using pesticides on something that is inhaled are sociopathic criminals imo, especially when they lie to your face or try to justify it by saying everyone uses pesticides and other fabrication.
    They should be shut down and run out of town.
    Don’t support these sociopaths, ask questions to the owners and avoid the pesticide freaks like the plague. SHUT THEM DOWN!

    BTW, another peeve of mine are the shady rec stores that display a product, let you examine it, smell it, etc., then go into a back room to get something else stating, “OH no, this out front is for display only. Usually the product that they bait and switch is inferior, smaller, and dried out.
    Shut these people down too by not giving them your business.

    Bravo for the quarantine of these outfits that have no problem poisoning you.

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