Massachusetts marijuana company M3 Ventures fined $50K for pesticide use

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M3 Ventures, a marijuana company in Massachusetts, was hit with a $50,000 fine by state regulators for using prohibited pesticides at its cultivation facility and lying about it.

M3 Ventures, which does business as Triple M, is both a marijuana retailer and cultivator.

The company was first forced to quarantine products by the state late last year over concerns regarding its pesticide use.

The Department of Public Health forced the company’s storefronts to close temporarily. They reopened in April.

This week, however, the company was fined $50,000 by the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission, reported.

“We were given false information about the use of pesticides, and they have rectified that in multiple ways,” Cannabis Control Commission chair Steven Hoffman said.

On top of the fine, the company will remain on probation with the state for the rest of 2019 under a settlement reached between M3 Ventures and the commission.

M3 Ventures will be allowed to continue operations.