Maryland medical cannabis grower fined for using banned pesticides

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The first company to be licensed as a medical marijuana grower in Maryland has been fined and handed a two-year probation for using banned crop-protection pesticides.

Nationwide, cannabis cultivators and product manufacturers are facing closure, failed mandatory tests and increased scrutiny from regulators over pesticide concerns.

The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission on Tuesday ordered ForwardGro to pay $125,000, destroy products produced before May 31 and issue refunds on certain products, according to multiple news outlets.

More details about ForwardGro’s fine and probation period are available here.

– Associated Press